Scorpion Breath

Khao San Road... The mecca of creepy shit to eat. But where does one draw the line? For me it was creepy, furry, fried tarantulas. However, scorpions were fair game. 

delicious... 

delicious... 

There are multiple street vendors with carts of such delicacies (charging 10BHT ~ $.03USD for a picture of the stand), but the true purveyors of the strange bring trays of their wares right up to you while you enjoy your Chang beer and pad thai at one of the pop-up restaurants. And so we agreed to scorpions (thanks Chang). 2 Brits, 1 Canadian, 1 Aussie, 2 Americans - 6 scorpions. Sounds like a sexy gang bang, but no, just a scorpion tasting. 

We dug right in and put them in our mouths for the requisite Snapchat / Twitter share and I was the first to down mine. Mm, crunchy, oily, salty... No stings or creepy bug guts coming out. All in all not bad. Brit 1, also succeeded, Brit 2 = epic failure and a glass full of saliva and scorpion guts. I didn't mind it so much (and had finished off my 2nd large Chang) so I went in and ate a 2nd.