What has eight legs, is deliciously crispy and served with a side of chili and shoyu for 300 riels?
Tarantulas. It’s okay, really.
But spiders aren’t the only things deep-fried in Phnom Penh. Khmer food has just about anything that crawls or jumps is on the menu including crickets, beetles, grubs, and grasshoppers.
Eating insects might seem like a locals gimmick to earn extra coins from brave travelers, but there is more than meets the eye.