Polychaetes are a tasty treat in Trang

Published on 17 May 2017 5:24:22 PM

Villagers living by a beachfront in Trang, Thailand are earning a side income from collecting polychaetes, a type of worm found in the sea, and selling them to restaurants.
Each polychaete is sold for Bt2 to restaurants in the province where it is a delicacy.
The worms can be cooked in various ways.
Those who have tried them say their texture is akin to squid or chicken intestines.
They are naturally sweet and sticky, making it fun to chew.
Fully-grown and wealthy polychaetes are around three feet in length.
Polychaetes are usually available between April and May on muddy beaches.