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Fried Insects

Nicolas Axelrod works regularly with Great Big Story through out Southeast Asia. Some of the stories he has covered for them are travel pieces like Wat Plai Leam in Koh Samui, Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Supertree Grove in Singapore, The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya, The Erawan museum in Bangkok, Wat Samphran and the Amphawa floating market also in Bangkok, other are character driven pieces like Pam's chef's table in 'Fine Dining at Home', or the story of Lek and Baitoey who sell bugs in Bangkok's Koh Sarn road, others are about food - blue noodles in the south of Thailand, or fried flowers on the Chaophraya river.

Video: Nicolas Axelrod · Publication: CNN - Great Big Story · Location: Bangkok, Thailand

It’s a love story for the ages — man, woman … and a cart full of fried insects. Husband and wife team Lek and Baitoey sell deep-fried scorpions, tarantulas, caterpillars and other creepy crawlies at a food stall in Bangkok, Thailand. Their cart has become a popular tourist destination on Khao San Road, serving up the local delicacies daily.