Would you eat spiders if you are served spider food dishes? If you find them icky, you will likely refuse to even look at the dish. However, fried spiders are pretty popular in places like Cambodia.
Spiders as a Delicacy
Fried spiders are specialty snacks that have become popular among the tourists in Cambodia. They are even bred for eating in Cambodian villages such as in north Skuon. People may have started eating spiders in an attempt to alleviate the food supply shortage in the area. They mostly cook tarantulas, which are locally called ‘a-ping.’ Tarantulas are as big as a human palm. These species have been considered as edible for centuries.