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In pictures: Eating insects in Thailand
Unusual appetiser

Areerat Jantao is one of the many food vendors plying their trade on the streets of Bangkok.

Her fare - fried insects - may not be to everyone’s tastes, but she certainly has no shortage of customers.

Many of the girls working in Bangkok’s bars and clubs come from northern Thailand, where insects are highly prized for their protein content.

But Areerat’s snacks are also proving popular with Asian and Middle Eastern tourists, and the occasional – usually drunk – Westerner.

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