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Giant water bugs, (Lethocerus indicus) deep-fried in batter. Served as an appetizer at the Kan Ron Ban Suan Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The owner and chef is Mrs. Bang-orn. She says, "Dip live water bugs in tempura batter and fry in medium vegetable oil until it turns golden and serve hot in sweet plum sauce. Appetizer or main course. For main course serve with sticky rice and chili sauce (Nam Prik).".Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.

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Giant water bugs, (Lethocerus indicus) deep-fried in batter. Served as an appetizer at the Kan Ron Ban Suan Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The owner and chef is Mrs. Bang-orn. She says, "Dip live water bugs in tempura batter and fry in medium vegetable oil until it turns golden and serve hot in sweet plum sauce. Appetizer or main course. For main course serve with sticky rice and chili sauce (Nam Prik).".Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.