WATCH: Creepy crawlies at Helsinki food festival + where to eat bugs around the world
The idea of eating creepy crawlies might make you gag, but for a big part of the world it's just another snack.
Considered a cheap source of protein that's more sustainable than more traditional meat industries, this fair hopes to change people's perceptions of it as an 'icky' food.
But where can you find some tasty creepy crawlies every day around the world? Here's a short list:
Khaosan Road, Bangkok
A very popular backpacker haven, you can get anything from fried crickets to scorpions, but the most popular insect in Thailand is bamboo worms, also called rot duan.
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Mercado de San Juan, Mexico City
During the pre-Hispanic period, bugs made up a big part of the Mexican diet and this tradition lives on at one of the oldest Mexican markets in the country where a favourite is chapulines - dried, spicy grasshoppers - and crunchy scorpions.
Pub Street, Sim Reap
This street is popular for trying out the Cambodian delicacy of fried tarantulas.
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Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge, Limpopo
You don't have to travel to the other side of the world to try some insect delicacies - Limpopo is famous for its mopani worms and fried termites easy to find in most markets in the province.
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