A £600 Gold Leaf Burger & 6 Other Bonkers Things You Can Eat In Thailand
Worth. Every. Penny.
Thailand is a country full of culinary delights. From the country’s signature Pineapple Fried Rice, to traditional Pad Thai, it’s heaven for foodies who don’t mind a bit of spice.
But look beyond the tempting curries, delicious papaya salads and mouth-watering noodle dishes available at any street market, and you’ll find a selection of weird and wonderful dishes only the bravest would try.
The Dream Beach Burger
Inside the soft bun ENCRUSTED WITH ACTUAL GOLD LEAF is a fried patty of the finest Wagyu beef with black truffle cream and duck foie gras. Served alongside a chilled bottle of Dom Perignon, it costs a cool 30,000 THB (around £600), but dear god it’s GOOD.
Sautéed Silk Worms
At the other end of the extravagance scale, the more frugal foodie might want to pick up a portion of sweet, sweet silk worms fried with chilli and thai basil for just 30 THB (about 69p). Apparently they’re delicious. Apparently.
Forget your chicken shish or lamb doner, people. The discerning Thai tourist has only one option after a heavy night in Patong town. Crocodile. Barbecued to perfection and served with a cherry tomato - because why not?
Wild Boar Stew
Thought wild boar only roamed around France? You were wrong. Thailand has them too, and the locals have transformed the humble hog into a delicious, spicy stew. Perfect with a dollop of sticky rice.
Deep Fried Grasshoppers
They say insects will one day become our main source of protein, which means it might not be long before we’re all taking inspiration from this so-called delicacy. We’ll probably go vegan at that point, but you should feel free to dig in without judgement.
Deep Fried Crickets
Basically as above, but with more… well, crickets. Is anyone else starting to feel a bit sorry for Thailand’s bug population right about now?
Sweet Egg Cake
Nope. We have no idea either. Looks flipping delicious, though, doesn’t it? It was.
By Cat Collins