Food in Thailand is very diverse and exotic. In Thailand to buy a ready meal from insects are everywhere. This is one of the highlights of Thai cuisine. Fried grasshoppers and other exotic for us treats are sold in Thailand straight from the stalls. Except the grasshoppers, here you can buy interesting and exotic dishes made from insects – rolls larvae of the silkworm, crickets in chocolate and stuff. Europeans, savour the taste of dishes from insects, say that their taste is not so bad. In General, all Thai (and not only) nation falls under the definition of entomophagy (Entomophagy) — the phenomenon of eating insects. In many Asian countries there are a whole cuisine on cooking insects. In fact, insects are eaten in more than a hundred countries around the world. This is not surprising.
Man is born omnivorous, but few are ready to take it to heart and eat, for example, bugs or crickets. Meanwhile, insect eating around the globe: they have more protein than chicken meat, full of iron, magnesium and other important elements, finally, it’s just delicious. Continue reading
As you know the rich have their quirks. Offer you top of the most expensive dishes and drinks…
The world’s most expensive nut-Macadamia tree height of 40 meters, it bears fruit for a hundred years. To breed and produce such a difficult nut, so it is not harvested more than 40 tons per year. One kilogram of Macadamia over 30 dollars. Wow nuts.
The world’s most expensive spice funny as it sounds, but it is the saffron. However, not one that we usually add in dishes. Prepare the seasoning of stamens, which are collected manually and then dried. In order to get 0.5 kg of seasoning, it is necessary to collect 225 thousand stamens. Therefore, a kilogram of saffron costs about 6 thousand dollars. Such saffron has a real taste for the flavor and taste of saffron to the dish for five people, enough six stamens.
The world’s most expensive Beluga caviar – albino. Bring this caviar from Iran, but quite rare. Therefore, one hundred grams of caviar cost about 2 thousand dollars. Continue reading
“Turtle meat cures cancer” – this traditional widespread confidence in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province. Here in the markets full of exotic and endangered animals. Buy this item restaurants and pharmaceutical companies. The customer buys the head of a crocodile. The head is usually used in soups. In traditional Chinese medicine it is believed that crocodile meat treats disease of the lungs and improves memory Before the recent non-governmental organizations for the protection of the environment, such as student of the South China Nature Society, is an extremely difficult task.
They have to compete with centuries of folk wisdom regarding exotic cuisine and change in consumer appetites in the South of China. Workers legal crocodile farm are going to cut a live crocodile, illicitly purchased in Vietnam Guangzhou is the largest and richest city of the region with very specific ideas about cooking. Local flavors seem extreme even for Chinese from other areas of the country, but the citizens love their exotic food and to abandon them is not going to. Continue reading