Insects in the Backyard, one of Bangkok’s hottest new restaurants, should really be called Insects in the Kitchen. Located in the buzzy Changchui art hub, it’s on a mission to take the yuck factor out of eating bugs and to persuade people that insects can be a healthy, eco-friendly and delicious addition to their diets. You’ll need a strong stomach for some of the dishes, such as crab ravioli served with a leggy, crunchy giant water beetle, but other menu items are less intimidating. Insects are carefully disguised in lots of the dishes, such as beurre blanc sauce infused with ant eggs, so you don’t even realise you’re eating six-legged critters. A crowd favourite is the house-made cricket pasta with black basil pesto and chorizo (pictured). If the fact that your pasta is made from cricket powder isn’t enough, you can have silkworms sprinkled on top.