Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

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Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:16 am

Tarantula season has started in Cambodia which means a local delicacy is back on the menu – tarantulas.

Cambodia's rainy season starts in June, which brings with it an increase in tarantulas, which are hunted and then sold to be cooked and eaten. The spiders are found in the countryside and up to 140 can be captured per day by hunters.

The Spiders are prepared with sugar and salt then cooked in hot oil, producing crunchy, salty snacks.

They are popular with locals who prefer them to crickets and silkworms - which are other insects commonly sold in the street markets.

Vendors sell up to 100 tarantulas a day, proving them to be quite popular.
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Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:58 pm

i think im still yet to eat one, ive eaten everything else from snails to praying mantis here and everything in between, but im trying to remember if i ever had a tarantula
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Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by taabarang » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:13 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:58 pm
i think im still yet to eat one, ive eaten everything else from snails to praying mantis here and everything in between, but im trying to remember if i ever had a tarantula
Stick with pussy Jamie. Real men eat things that squirm, not crawl.
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Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:28 pm

taabarang wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:58 pm
i think im still yet to eat one, ive eaten everything else from snails to praying mantis here and everything in between, but im trying to remember if i ever had a tarantula
Stick with pussy Jamie. Real men eat things that squirm, not crawl.
ill drink to that :beer3:
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Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by hanno » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:38 pm

I remember reading that most of them are farmed these days.

Tried it a couple of times, not my favorite snack. Probably less dangerous than eating out some rancid bar girl pussy though....
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Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by taabarang » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:41 pm

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Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:53 pm

I've seen them at the market... haven't tried one yet but think maybe they're better freshly fried than when they've been sitting for a while and cold?
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Post by frank lee bent » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:57 pm

some adventurous kate twat blogged that it gave her an abcess in her throat but i though maybe it could have been something else
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Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:51 pm

hanno wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:38 pm
I remember reading that most of them are farmed these days.

Tried it a couple of times, not my favorite snack. Probably less dangerous than eating out some rancid bar girl pussy though....
I'm disappointed. I thought they were all natural and organic.
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The tarantulas of course :plus1:
I've eaten some legs, but I'm working my way up to the body which is a bit more of a challenge.
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Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

Post by AndyKK » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:38 pm

The tastes in the west differ. But the insects in the east provide nutrition values.
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