WATCH: Creepy crawlies at Helsinki food festival + where to eat bugs around the world

2018-12-03 15:00 - Gabi Zietsman
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The idea of eating creepy crawlies might make you gag, but for a big part of the world it's just another snack.

Considered a cheap source of protein that's more sustainable than more traditional meat industries, this fair hopes to change people's perceptions of it as an 'icky' food.

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But where can you find some tasty creepy crawlies every day around the world? Here's a short list:

Khaosan Road, Bangkok

A very popular backpacker haven, you can get anything from fried crickets to scorpions, but the most popular insect in Thailand is bamboo worms, also called rot duan.

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Mercado de San Juan, Mexico City

During the pre-Hispanic period, bugs made up a big part of the Mexican diet and this tradition lives on at one of the oldest Mexican markets in the country where a favourite is chapulines - dried, spicy grasshoppers - and crunchy scorpions.

Pub Street, Sim Reap

This street is popular for trying out the Cambodian delicacy of fried tarantulas.

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Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge, Limpopo

You don't have to travel to the other side of the world to try some insect delicacies - Limpopo is famous for its mopani worms and fried termites easy to find in most markets in the province.

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