Strange Eating Behavior

By: Venda

To some people, eating spider is nasty thing to do. Interestingly, this habit becomes one tourism attraction in Cambodia.

Though, the experience is not advertised but in two areas in Cambodia, Kampong Cham Town and Sukon, where eating spider is a common habit, the experience is offered to visitors.

The habit rose when the war happened during the Khmer Rough’s regime to survive. Now, it is believed that eating spiders has medicinal purposes.

Somehow, I remember one of my uncles said to me, in war, in order to survive, he had to eat anything. One thing he ate was moth.

Besides Cambodia, some say that Thai people have similar strange eating behavior. They really eat anything. But, I don’t know to be exact. I’ve never been there 🙂


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