Koh Samui night market
After eating a delicious meal, we zipped on our trusty motorbike over to the Friday night market at Fisherman’s Pier on the Island. It’s a popular tourist destination and filled with lots of restaurants catering to tourists and shops with kitsch souvenirs. But we love night markets for their festive atmosphere, plentiful food and varied wares (including free samples of Thai wine made from grapes, lychee, and pineapple. YES PLEASE).
The second most funny thing we found at the market was a stand selling insects to eat. This maybe old hat to more experienced travelers or, I don’t know, people from Thailand, but it was very interesting for us. We spent a little time gawking and exclaiming over it but ended up passing it by for being too weird. But the market was linear so we had to pass it again. This time I was trying to get Jason to convince me that it was a good idea to eat some. He pretty much failed at that, but another foreigner standing next to us overheard our conversation and said he just got some and ate one and it wasn’t too bad.
So, there it was. We had a choice between huge locusts(?) (pictured), maggot-y worms, and crickets.
We chose the crickets.
The deep fried cricket, seasoned with soy sauce and basil, was very crunchy and didn’t really taste like much except fried matter seasoned with soy sauce and basil. …Except that weird stale flavor that comes through…
We immediately bought a coke at the stall immediately next to the cricket stand after swallowing our respective crickets.
The rest of the crickets we took back to the resort to share with the other members.
They weren’t that popular.
The first most funny thing was a young teenage girl wearing a shirt saying something like “**ck monster nazi prick” which I thought was so amusing I chased her down and asked to take a picture. Jason was so thrilled that he wanted to look at the picture right away on my camera screen and promptly deleted it. So instead of that gem, here’s another one I caught on the Bangkok BTS. And while it doesn’t invlove nazis, it’s still pretty funny.
If you can’t read it, it says “our owners crunch our bodies like crisps” surrounded by a huge heart and flowers.