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Siem Reap: Fried Insect Cuisine Adventure

Product ID: 66079
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Taste insects fried to perfection with a variety of garnishes and spices. Try several varieties of this unique culinary practice. Learn how they are prepared in a hands on culinary session.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM
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  • Taste some exciting Cambodian culinary delicacies
  • Learn the history of survival during the Khmer Rouge regime
  • Get a hands-on cooking lesson, learning to prepare unique food
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Fried insects are a common sight on the streets of Cambodia. Perhaps you were hesitant to try them before, but now you're free to taste a wide variety of these delectable creatures, fried to perfection and garnished with crisp basil leaves, fried garlic, and a whole host of other spices.

The practice of eating insects came about during the Khmer Rouge regime, when many were forced to eat insects to survive due to severe starvation. After the war, this necessity became a tradition, and people continued cooking them as local fare.

A local delicacy enjoyed by many Cambodians, they are commonly paired with the national beer or with a traditional rice or palm wine. Some even believe that eating these insects can help to protect from disease and keep the body warm. Try these excellent sources of protein for yourself, and then learn how they are prepared.
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  • Commentary provided in English
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  • Transportation to meeting point

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Meeting point

Please wait for your guide in front of the Chan Lay Clinic (ផ្លូវផ្សាក្រោម)

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• The minimum age requirement for this activity is 6 years old
• The maximum group size is 12 people

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Product ID: 66079