Signori e signore, ladies and gentlemen I am pleased to introduce to you… my dinner:
Starter: Crispy Tarantule served with lime and pepper sauce
Vote: 4/5 …if you manage to overcome the fact that even if they are fried they still feel furry… biting the body will possibly feel even weirder!
Main course A: Stir fried red tree ants with beef and holy basil
Vote: 2/5 …you don’t really feel the ants till they get stuck between your teeth… still better to have them in your dish than biting your feet!
Main course B: Stir fried chive flowers with back mushroom and crispy bean curd
Vote: 5/5 … pretend to be the Flower-Eating monster of the Muppet Show… and you will enjoy this dish as no body else in the restaurant!
City: Phnom Phen, Cambodia
Where: Romdeng Restaurant
Why: Basically is what you would call eating for a good cause. Wait… the good cause is not exterminating dangerous and annoying animals! Romdeng is a Cambodian training restaurant run by former street youth and sponsored by Friends-International