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  • I have never eaten an insect.

  • When I think insects I think Fear Factor,

  • trying to eat things that you probably wouldn't eat normally.

  • This looks really fancy.

  • Urgh!

  • This is Thailand's first fine dining restaurant with a menu

  • based on bugs.

  • It is run by one of the country's top chefs,

  • Mai Tantragarn... Hello! Hello!

  • ..known as Mike.

  • I'm Nadiya.

  • Mike. Hello, Mike.

  • Mike is passionate about people eating insects, so he's prepared

  • a tempting selection of the farmed critters for me.

  • Bamboo caterpillar.

  • Silkworm.

  • I mean, I've seen them. To you, insects are not scary.

  • Yeah.

  • So you're bringing it to us early?

  • Yes. This is a menu.

  • Although I'm hoping the end of the world isn't coming any time soon,

  • I suppose eating bugs is one way of getting protein to the growing

  • number of people on the planet, without destroying it.

  • I mean, it's still... Oh.

  • It's an insect.

  • He makes that look so easy!

  • OK, I'm going to do it.

  • Yeah, it's not that bad.

  • That's nice.

  • Mike's had diners from all over the world, and I'm keen to try some

  • of the dishes that have been a hit here...

  • ..kicking off with cricket nachos.

  • You're not being shy. It is a lot of crickets.

  • Nobody eats nachos with a fork.

  • Oh, yeah, I suppose.

  • But I'm common as muck.

  • The crickets make it really meaty,

  • and there's a nuttiness to it. Yeah.

  • Have I got cricket in my teeth?

  • Mike's mission is to get us all eating insects, which sometimes

  • means adding them to familiar foods, so even a fish dish on his menu

  • isn't spared the insect treatment.

  • Does that mean ant babies?

  • OK, that's good. OK.

  • Oh, yeah.

  • Lots of textures, all just works really well.

  • There's nothing in my mouth that says, "Oh, that's ant larvae."

  • That is really delicious.

  • In fact, I'm getting so into eating insects,

  • I've asked Mike to think of a way of using them

  • in my favourite snack, crisps.

  • I buy them from a shop and eat them out of a packet.

  • We're starting with crickets and water.

  • Right.

  • I mean, it's not looking that appetising right now. Mm-hm, mm-hm.

  • Yum.

  • Then we can turn it into a dough by adding potato flour and corn-starch.

  • Oh, my goodness, I can see bits of cricket. Look at that.

  • There'a bit a wing, a bit of foot.

  • Oh, wow.

  • OK, that looks a little bit more like a chip now. Yes.

  • One handful? Yeah.

  • It's there.

  • Whoa.

  • Oh!

  • Oh, you, clever, clever man.

  • So, good for me and they're good for the world. Yes.

  • You have one convert.

  • I'm converted.

  • Last night, if you'd told me that I was going to be eating insects

  • tomorrow, I would have said, "No, I'm not."

  • But, I have to say, Doomsday Mike has convinced me

  • they are not that bad.

I have never eaten an insect.

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Nadiya eats insects for the first time! - BBC

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/27
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