A scorpion on a stick. A review by Andre Gast.

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Hugh Paxton’s Blog suggests that to make sense of this you scroll down and look at earlier messages swapped.

But if time is short? Start with mine!

We begin!

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Utterly repulsive photo, Gast! And I’m not talking about the scorpion!

But five stars for the review. Yes that little crook should have mobilized some sauce! I must say I admired you for every crunch, bite, gulp, gag and heroic moment. Five stars also issued for being reckless and damn stupid.

When it comes to eating things that verge beyond the grotesque, my beloved brother still retains the crown. Charles tackled an obscenely large maggoty thing in the Burmese delta.

Gast your scorpion was, at best unattractive. But it wasn’t soggy, utterly repulsive and looking like a vile marshmallow from hell. It also didn’t squirt oozy things when bitten. And didn’t take three minutes to swallow. I think I am correct in quoting Charles “custard tasting of shrimp”. He might care to elaborate on that before I post anything further on my blog.

The thing you two epicures have in common is that you make life more interesting! And you make most cooking programmes look rather uninspired. But Gast, after due consideration, your scorpion isn’t a contender. Charles and that creamy, pallid, thoroughly revolting… thing… still stands tall upon the pedestal.

I look forward to your next submission, Gast. There must be something horrible and soul revolting, shocking to eat in Namibia? Jenny’s Place? Her sandwiches are dreadful! The Katutura meat market?

I didn’t know what was taking most of the meat away when I last visited.

The customers or the flies?

The meat was almost mobile. Almost airborne. They should really employ overhead fans and some hygiene.

Don’t give me any of that goat head “it’s a delicacy” nonsense. It doesn’t impress. And no mopane worms. Something truly shocking! Brigitte’s breakfast? We will of course demand photographic evidence!

Hugh

From: Andre Gast [mailto:imagine1@iway.na]
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:16 PM
To: Hugh Paxton
Subject: Re: Chang’s View: rats for dinner, beetles for lunch an egg for breakfast!

Here it is – scorpion on a stick in Bangkok. It was very crunchy and dry; hard to swallow; I expected some nice Thai sauce to give it some flavour. Maybe the spiders and grasshoppers are more tasty.

Kind regards

Andre Gast

PO Box 9665 | 6 Trift Street
Windhoek | Namibia
Tel | +264 61 236 716
Cell | +264 (0)81 251 6339
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Email | imagine1

Esteemed readers, Hugh Paxton’s blog invites you to continue your tour of Thailand courtesy of Chang!

Andre? When are sending me the pics of you eating the grilled scorpion in Khao San? The public needs to know. And see! Perhaps you could also give us your thoughts on texture, crunch, flavor? Be extremely glad you didn’t try any of these rats. Apparently they taste like chicken. But everything does. Apart from chicken.

Cheers from Bangkok!

Hugh

From: Chang Htoo [mailto:chang19814]

From: Andre Gast [mailto:imagine1@iway.na]
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:16 PM
To: Hugh Paxton
Subject: Re: Chang’s View: rats for dinner, beetles for lunch an egg for breakfast!

Here it is – scorpion on a stick in Bangkok. It was very crunchy and dry; hard to swallow; I expected some nice Thai sauce to give it some flavour. Maybe the spiders and grasshoppers are more tasty.

Kind regards

Andre Gast

PO Box 9665 | 6 Trift Street
Windhoek | Namibia
Tel | +264 61 236 716
Cell | +264 (0)81 251 6339
Fax2Email | 088 643 723
Email | imagine1

Esteemed readers, Hugh Paxton’s blog invites you to continue your tour of Thailand courtesy of Chang!

Andre? When are sending me the pics of you eating the grilled scorpion in Khao San? The public needs to know. And see! Perhaps you could also give us your thoughts on texture, crunch, flavor? Be extremely glad you didn’t try any of these rats. Apparently they taste like chicken. But everything does. Apart from chicken.

Cheers from Bangkok!

Hugh

From: Chang Htoo [mailto:chang19814]

One Response to “A scorpion on a stick. A review by Andre Gast.”

  1. charlespaxton Says:

    Did it taste like shrimps, I wonder?

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