So we were at the Chiang Mai flower festival last weekend. At one of the little booths, it looked like they were selling bugs to eat. So I sauntered over to take a lot and sure enough, those were bugs. I took a shot (not my sharpest ever), and then a guy who was standing in front of the booth (not behind it) said in clear English, "Delicious." Ah-ha! Someone who speaks a language I understand. "What are they?" I asked. He promptly picked up one of the bugs and held it up to my mouth, obviously expecting me to indiscriminatingly chow down. I politely declined by asking again, "What is it?" He simply smiled and kept holding the bug out to me. At this point I knew he was a poser who knew about as much English as I know Thai, so I smiled and walked away.
But if I had taken a bite, I'm sure it would have been...delicious.
I can't really identify the bugs in the foreground, but I think those are grasshoppers in the upper right corner. Can you help me ID these guys?