Insects are not new dish in Cambodia in particular and Asia in general countries. However rare country dishes such as insects common in Cambodia. Where diverse insects and become specialty tourism. In it, the spider is fried insect dish is in the limelight today to Cambodia.
Maybe for many people picture giant spider was dead or alive, it still is fear. But the people of Cambodia and the gourmet world, they did not scary at all. By them spider is an authentic dish, a specialty worth enjoying. This giant spider called tarantula, each child can cost up to 1 USD. This dish can drink beer or wine along with rice.
According to the Cambodian language, this dish called A- ping. Spiders for this dish usually reside so much in the wet tropical forests. This signature dish is derived from Skuon town, a small town located about 75km from Phnom Penh towards the South. This town is located next to the forest’s edge, where many black spiders hang of it underground.
Known dishes from insects appear under the Khmer Rouge. Due to poverty should Cambodian people have to eat any living creature that they catch as spiders, scorpions, silkworm pupae, grasshoppers. Whether famine ended long ago, but the food is still common in many places, even if they still are considered specialties of the country attract tourists Thap pagoda.
A-Ping is made very simple and a bit wild bore everyday life of the people living around the year with the jungle. After catching spiders from our customers, we will marinate them with salt, sugar and MSG. Once absorbed, it was a spider in a large oil pan and stir. Lamb leg up until it hardens, who has not cracked out to be edible.
This dish does not need to pass any preliminary processing stage or prepare anything, nor any parts should be discarded after completion of all we still look like a spider alive. Crispy fried spiders are fleshy fleshy, soft and spongy and slightly viscous in our body. When making this special dish to your mouth, you’ll probably feel no different travelers are about to swallow a live spider.
According Cambodians spider body is the most delicious, most flavorful. Many tourists after enjoying a crispy fried spider is that it taste like crab. However not everyone has enough courage to indulge his giant spider with hairy scary part of this.
To “enjoy” these spiders visitors will start from the body fat before try hairy leg. Or if not the courage to slowly savoring each part, visitors can give whole into the mouth. Another trick is not to look at spiders that visitors are about to eat. Brittleness and natural sweetness of the meat spiders will quickly dispel the fear of travelers.
Today, visitors can easily find the poisonous spider as a popular street food in the tourist city of Cambodia. Or guests can also visit the gourmet restaurant of this country, where the spiders are processed in more ways and furnished brilliant.
Apart spiders, Cambodia is still the specialties made from small organisms like nymphs silkworms, grasshoppers, crickets and even scorpions. If tourists want to challenge the courage, nothing more appropriate than a stroll on the streets of Cambodia and see if I can eat much. Many travelers also often use this as a betting game for added joy to the journey of yourself and your friends.