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Beating Snake Hearts, Creepy Crawlies and Frog Guts: SE Asia’s Gory Gastronomy.


I’ve eaten python, but never bit the beating heart out of a snake!

Small World BIG Mouth

In the Spirit of Halloween I’ve decided to conjure up all the deadly delicacies I consumed around South-East Asia. I vowed to myself to try  EVERYTHING, no matter the colour, texture or life-form, however revolting or repulsive it may be. If the locals eat it, then you must eat it, I thought. Unlike England, food is central to culture in Asia, so I wanted to understand this by tasting everything. Eating was educating. However, this did result in me consuming some rather scary snacks with blood, slime, claws and a few too many legs. In fact my round-up isn’t a far cry (or scream)  away from a witches spell-book…

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,

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6 thoughts on “Beating Snake Hearts, Creepy Crawlies and Frog Guts: SE Asia’s Gory Gastronomy.

      • Gives me faith to keep on blogging (which I’m struggling to do at the moment on top of a CELTA course)! Oh it was an experience I highly recommend and there’s not one part of the snake wasted! Where did you have your python?

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      • My, I never knew the Canadians were such savages! And that would be great, I’m in Sevilla at the moment and will be writing up the Feria de Abril once my course is over so will send you that one! And feel free to re-blog any other posts you like which are already up, trying to get my writing ‘out there’ so would be a great help!

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      • Fabulous that sounds great, looking forward to reading it! Yes we Canadians (Crazy Canucks) are a very crazy bunch, especially those of us who hail from the frozen north – not much we won’t try or do! Enjoy your time….I like your writing!

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