In the large Khlong Toei market, familiar foodstuffs are sold, but at the same time, delicacies are also sold. Even if they are common foods for Thai people, they are rare for me, a Japanese, to see. The first thing that surprised me when I was walking around was the giant water bugs. At first glance, it looked like a cockroach, and I was surprised. In Thailand, the world's leading entomophagous country, giant water bugs are considered a luxury food. Well, I don't think I would want to eat them even if I were told they were a luxury food.
The next surprise was frogs. This market has a frog specialty store, and a large number of frogs were on display in front of the store. Frogs themselves are not uncommon in Japan, and I have seen them dried up on the road, but I have never seen them in a supermarket. However, frog legs are used in French cuisine and are also an ingredient in Chinese cuisine. Therefore, it is not surprising that Thai cuisine, which is heavily influenced by Chinese cuisine, also uses frog meat in its dishes. Frog dishes may be delicious. However, looking at the frogs displayed on the table with their bellies split open, I did not feel my appetite rising.
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