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Exotic dish of Cambodia

Exotic dish of Cambodia

The term “exotic dish” every single person understands in their own way, based on my travel experience and views on the surroundings. However, no doubt that the national dish is usually a unique dish of any country. It should be noted that in Asia in each state of such dishes, usually several. In Cambodia, eating fried spiders.

Despite its exotic name. “fried spider”, the history of this delicacy is not very fun to eat spiders, local residents have begun not from good life, and from hunger. During the reign of the Khmer Rouge, when Cambodia’s population mercilessly exterminated papatowai, people left their homes and hid in the jungle. Ate all that was around and what you could catch. So in the course were wasps, water beetles, grasshoppers and various insects, including their larvae. Not to notice the spider tarantula was just unreal: it’s pretty impressive, about a palm of an adult. In Cambodian the name “a-ping”.

Try the tarantula, both in the cities and in the villages of Cambodia. without excluding the capital. The most famous place is the tiny town of Skuon that in 60 kilometres southwest of Phnom Penh. There is not just you can taste the crispy tarantula, in this village almost every resident lives in that catches and sells these fried monsters. The spider is quite inexpensive – about three rubles apiece, but given the fact that Cambodia is one of the poorest States of the third world, the local population is not bad money. The days of rampant starvation when Pol Pot slowly forgotten, but zazharistoe spiders now tourists are treated. As a rule, prepare the spider over high heat, adding salt and sugar and garlic seasoning. The spider is ready to eat when the color changes from black to red-brown. On the advice of the experienced is it “piping hot” while the other is still piping hot. The use of a spider is similar to eating crab, the meat will be found even in roasted the legs of the tarantula, he is great. The sound of the crunchy food – if You eat, as fried insects.

To visit Skuon and to try fried spiders can regardless of the time of year. Local “natives” have turned this dish into a fun attraction for visitors. They are met by crowds of local residents still alive, half-dead or already brought to the stage of readiness spiders. Other attractions in the village does not exist, local know: profit for the delicacy. When tasting fried spider taste be warned: the local jokers come across that can put a tarantula on your shoulder. Be prepared for a surprise! Bon appetit!