Thai Street Food Insects about to be a World Delicacy?

Thai Street Food Insects about to be a World Delicacy?

Are you a foodie? If yes, how adventurous are you when it comes to trying out different types of food and delicacies?.


If you are open to try edible insects snacks or enjoy eating them, this news would probably pique your interest.


A historical moment occurred when  Mexico plans to import Thai cricket products from Thailand. This is the first step for Thai edible products to penetrate into the global market according to secretary-general Pisal Pongsapich of Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS). (Congrats to our neighbour, Thailand!).

(They actually look so good) Image via Eat Drink KL - blogger

(The streets of Mexico City) Image via Getting Stamped


The decision by Mexico was ultimately achieved from a discussion between Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, ACFS, the Department of Livestock Development, and the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles on 12 February 2021.

Thai edible insects have been actively promoted in foreign markets. Pisal also added that consuming insects as food or snacks is already a practice in Latin America. Mexico on the other hand would possible serve as a gateway for Thai cricket farmers to North American Markets.

(Yum, crunchy grasshopper) Image via Bloomberg


Farmers who are interested in the exporting of Thai edible insects can obtain their certificate of export standards through the’s province’s Bureau of Livestock Standards and Certification at the Livestock Development Office, or the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards.

The import of Thai house crickets (Acheta domesticus) in the form of powder was approved by Mexico’s National Food Safety and Quality Service.

I don’t think eating insects is as disgusting as it seems anymore. The practice of eating edible insects whether as food or snacks is becoming more common and honestly you can’t lie that it actually looks good when cooked. Certain insects and bugs are full of nutrition too!


Credits to Asia One  for the initial coverage.

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