Skuon / Spiderville
Skuon / Spiderville Skon Reviews
Have an eight-legged bit of fast food Oct 30, 2005
If you're travelling between Kompong Cham and Kompong Thom make sure you stop for half an hour at Skuon. You'll be amazed by these local delicacies and you might even be brave enough to give them a try ...
Below is part of my travel journal.
Next stop, around 11 o'clock was the small town of Skuon, aka Spiderville. You guessed it, the local delicacy in this village: spiders. As soon as we left the bus we were met by a woman holding a big plate of deep-fried spiders. These little critters are bred underground near the town and had to be eaten like crabs by cracking open the backside and peeling out the flesh, which seemingly tastes a lot like crab as well. I said 'seemingly' because I certainly wasn't among half of the group that tried them ! Even the thought of holding one was enough to make my skin crawl. Sorry, not a day for heroic deeds on my part.
Part of the Cambodia 2005 travel blog
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