April 4, 2010
Not just some Ant's egg, It's really the whole thing ... larva and pupa are served and also some dead ant (wings or without) there .
The ants have to be a red one (มดแดง - Mod-Dang -TH) and reside only as a big hive on Mango trees (their favorite!) . Some called it as a weaver ant becoz they use some threads weaves big leaves together to create a hive or a habitat .
To pick that ...needs a commando who brave enough to cut down the big hive and quickly put that to a bic bucket of water which drown them all . But not before several desperate bites on body of the picker.
This dish considers a highly delicacy in Thailand and Laos . I bought this from a vendor just outside Laos Immigration office last week while crossing to Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.
It's taste better than the look .