A quick Segway of food in Cambodia

Quite amazing what you see on the menus in very nice establishments in Cambodia.

One our last night we ate deep fried – water boatmen, cockroaches, crickets etc.

But on a trip to Friends Restaurant it got a tad freaky actually, both inside and out.

So 1st up let’s get the drinks a flowing please bartender.

This is a belter – pineapple margarita with chill – oh yes, it is just sublime, incredible in fact. I have made this one at home too.

Oh yeah baby, this one will clear the cobwebs, fruitylicious then BOOM chili blast - woo hoo!!!

Oh yeah baby, this one will clear the cobwebs, fruitylicious then BOOM chili blast – woo hoo!!!

What to eat, hmmm what to eat.

I like the look of this Cambodian Beef with lemon grass, shallot, chill, greens and WTF, RED TREE ANTS.

Huh, kidding right? I thought we just messed about eating bugs in the market, or the deep fired version with a beer.

But nope it’s true, it was real, I ordered it and it arrived and it was bloody delicious (although have to say beef was a tad chewy).

Cambodian Beef dish with Red Tree Ants - did I say ants...???

Cambodian Beef dish with Red Tree Ants – did I say ants…???

Doesn’t it look lovely.

Vibrant colours, beefy goodness, deep rich gravy etc.

Let’s have a wee zoom in…

“Excuse me waiter there seems to be an ant in my dinner…!!!”

See the lime green coloured things, yep cooked Red Tree Ants. Don't look very red to me, in fact don't look like fricking ants...

See the lime green coloured things, yep cooked Red Tree Ants. Don’t look very red to me, in fact don’t look like fricking ants…

Let’s zoom a little closer…

OK this comes with a PG rating.

Yep I ate these little critters – funny thing is the usual “tastes like chicken”, did not apply. They actually taste of lemon grass. So don’t eat with your eyes, give it a go, actually quite pleasant. Downer for me was the legs, as VERY stiff and very get in you teethy – not a favourite of mine.

But hey as they are ants, if you ordered this at Christmas all the family could have a leg for once – Boom Boom!!!

Yucks!!! I very much doubt you would see in the film the following line "Please Sir could I have some more..."


Yucks!!!
I very much doubt you would see in the film the following line “Please Sir could I have some more…”

So full up on ants and margarita it was time to leave.

Hey we forgot dessert – but luckily on hand nearby was dessert, and delicious it was too…

Snake on a bloody stick, GENIUS!!!

Snake on a bloody stick, GENIUS!!!

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