Finally, on my way to Phnomh Penh from Siem Reap, we stopped at a town called Skuon which was know for selling spiders. There there were rows and rows of stalls at the road side selling crickets and spiders as well as some refreshments for the less adventurous traveller.
We picked a seller and asked for 1000 riels worth of crickets. (That is about a handful)
And so the moment of truth.
I purposely picked a tiny spider because that would been stuffing less spider into my mouth. Right? I heard "Nooo youuu take diiss wannn. Disss onee gooodddd!" and someone proceeded to grab the small spider I had in my hand and replace it with a bigger one.
Okay. I forgive her. She was trying to be nice. Maybe she does think spiders are delicious.
Hm.. I figured they wouldn't taste as bad right?
I think it taste bad because of it's intestines.. Like you know.. Spider shit.
Hm.. I guess big fat juicy spiders are better than cockroaches.
According to my guide, these spiders are found deep in the ground by the river in the jungles.
My only regret is that I wasn't able to try worms! Damn.
I've decided that I don't want a real job. Either I starve myself anorexic and become a model or I get a job where all I do is try recipes and take photos and write about it all day. Or try weird stuff all over the world like Andrew Zimmern. If anyone is hiring