Sampling Ant Larvae and Miniature Bananas in Siem Reap

By Susan Hack - 2013-04-16T12:52:24Z

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One Snack Too Far

Dear Reader: I failed you and cannot report how these fried giant water bugs, sprinkled with sea salt, spring onion, and fresh chilies, tasted. Shrimp and lobsters might be giant water bugs, too, but these guys looked too much like cockroaches for me to put anywhere near my mouth. (If you're really curious, watch celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay challenge his gag reflex eating fried Cambodian tarantulas here.)