I can eat a grasshopper in one bite– see???

Standard

Grasshopper, originally uploaded by coming2cambodia.

So, in an earlier blog about eating bees, I had said that before I left Cambodia I would eat a tarantula. Sadly, I did not. My friend, Samnang, who I was going to go do that with got terribly ill. (In fact, I think she still is quite sick, so send happy healthy thoughts towards her in Cambodia please.) Because of this, and my general lack of time and being completely overwhelmed, I failed to do several things including eating a spider. I did, however, in my last night out on the town eat not 1, but 2 grasshoppers. They were yummy. Crunchy. Filled with peanuts.

Now there, before we go on about how gross this is (like some people did that night, ehem, Christina) Cambodians (and many other Asian cultures) enjoy eating all different bugs. The night market in Cambodia was really impressive with the assortment of things that are sold there. They are after all fried, so that should get rid of any disease they have from being on or in the ground. Also, Angelina Jolie has done it so why can’t I?

About these ads

About Clare

I am a social worker who lives abroad, moves every couple of years with my daughter, my pup, and my partner, works in development, loves food and taking pictures and writes for fun and for friends back home. Home being the many places I have lived and those I have left behind with each move.

7 responses »

  1. Well, what the camera doesn’t capture is Christina running around the bar screaming “oh my god, i can’t believe you are doing this, i can’t be friends with you, eww…” and so on. So, I was proud of myself. And to prove her wrong– I had a second one. :)

  2. Kels– road kill?? What no story?? Please do tell. My host family in Moldova swerved to hit a bunny while I was in the car and they ate it. I, however, was vegetarian at site and did not partake in the roadkill.

    Heather- I am sure you could do it too, however it is unlikely that you will ever have to. But think how you could use it with the kids. If mom can eat a _____, you can eat your veggies.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s