I couldn’t help myself but to try the bizarre food Cambodia has to offer. Some weren’t so bad but others were surprisingly good. Like the grilled stuffed frog and stir-fried tranantula.
Boiled quail egg
Some funky pod with nutty seeds you eat.
Chicken insides, intestine and eggs.
Boiled fertile chicken embryo served with black pepper lime sauce
A bug I tried once and only once. Crispy, sharp and very woodsy tasting.
Right on the road, we stopped in front of the vendor freshly grilling these stuffed frogs. Surprisingly, it was very delicious, the legs were very tendor and it did taste like grilled chicken, but just more tender. The stuffing was made entirely of herbs and seasoning…a lot of flavor but nothing to it, think of it like a veggie patty.
Grilled baby squids. Not chewy at all and acutally tender. Dipped with a sweet and spicy sauce. Becareful of the quill, like the back bone of the squid.
One of the weirdest thing for me was this dried shrimp thing. I peeled of a couple shrimps and didn’t really care for the taste, it taste to me something not edible, like plastic or rubber.
That’s right folks, that is a tranchula. Fried and season, it actually wasn’t too bad. But you can tell you were eating something that crawls. It’s thanks to the intense seasoning and frying that I think this is edible.
Clams, not served your usual way. In Cambodia, these were lightly grilled and served with black pepper lime sauce. The clam tastes great on it’s own, but the sauce just makes it more awesome.
Tamarine candy. These can be found in the States, I’ve been eating them since I was a child. Though had to experience the ones in Cambodia. Fresher, sweeter, tanger and spicer. Just how I like it.