In an effort to spread the Scrutinizer love abroad, I and other members of the Plixer team travel yearly to Asia for not only the Cisco Networkers show in Australia, but also to meet with some potential resellers in the east.
Are any of you familiar with Andrew Zimmern’s show: Bizarre Foods?
If you are and enjoy the series, you’ll appreciate that I was somewhat inspired by this man to try different food. In 2007 I met with a partner of our sister company Ravica in Thailand.
The manufacturer’s president and I ended up in the dark streets of Pattaya looking over the street carts of some very interesting snacks: maggots, grass hoppers, scorpions, ants, etc. I mustered up the courage and tried some bugs:
I have to video these events in fear that my co-workers and friends won’t believe me. In truth, the bugs tasted pretty good. Not nasty at all.
In 2008 I ended up in The Philippines. Like Thailand, it is a beautiful country that is rich in culture, offers great hiking and of course: bizarre foods. We traveled to a small village north of Manila. Our guide and driver spotted a market on a stop for some medicine I needed for some digestive problems. Once again we observed a smorgasbord of interesting snacks, from weird looking fruits that tasted awesome to some chicken parts that I’ll share with you in this video:
So there you have it, how Cisco’s NetFlow led me to some bizarre foods. Hey, “If it looks good, eat it!”