Tastes Like Chicken. Really

Bugs. Some people study them, a few keep them as pets, but most prefer to keep them on the squashing end of a rolled-up newspaper. Still others fry them up, sprinkle on seasoning and chow 'em down. If you travel to Southeast Asia, bring an open mind—you might find the creatures surprisingly tasty.

In Cambodia, stop off in Skun, some 60 km east of the capital, Phnom Penh, to munch on a deep-fried spider. These fist-sized arachnids are crunchy on the outside and taste like cold, gooey chicken on the inside. They cost just 12˘ apiece, but for...

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