Another busy day, we watched an elephant show, played with elephants, rode elephants, rode in ox carts, floated down a river on bamboo rafts, and ate bugs at the Ratchadamnoen Street - The Walking Street Market in Chiang Mai.
Chef Rishi being hugged and kissed by an elephant.
Logan discovers friends from JWU Hospitality Study Abroad at Sunday Street Market in Chiang Mai.
All the bugs were fried. From my “tasting journal”:
the grasshoppers = salty shredded wheat
the giant water bug (cockroach) = grilled chicken. It was rather chewy; I discovered afterwards that the wings and legs should be removed before eating.
the silkworms = well-aged cheese
the crickets = salty shrimp
the bamboo worms = woody, not salty
the whirly bugs (the black bug on all our tongues) = crispy, salty cow manure…. yum!…. No really, it was the worst.
Chef Tan and Jonathan eating silkworms.