Cambodians eat just about everything, including insects. In the markets you’ll see big trays of grasshoppers, beetles and crickets, usually fried, sold by the bag and eaten like sweets; snails are also a popular market-stall snack. Spiders are a speciality of Skuon, while fried snakes are also a common sight, as are tiny sparrows (jarb jeyan), and other small birds, deep-fried and served whole, complete with tiny shrivelled head and claws. Frogs, meanwhile, are commonly used in stir-fries both in local markets and upmarket restaurants.

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