KUWAIT: Locusts are among the most exotic foods in the Kuwaiti cuisine that was especially popular in the old days. While the habit of eating locusts declined significantly in recent years, the tradition seems to be making some sort of a comeback nowadays.

The ‘locusts market,’ located near the truffle market in Al-Rai’s famous Friday Market, has been seeing increased activity lately, with shoppers flocking to purchase huge sacks containing the ground-dwelling insects. – Photos by Joseph Shagra