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.
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).
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…!!!”
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!!!
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…