Wednesday, April 20, 2011

U IS FOR UH YUCK!!! THE A- Z CHALLENGE!

U IS FOR UH YUCK!!!
UH, YUCK, GROSS, ETCH, ARGH, LET ME OUTA HERE!

Plenty of uh yuck experiences on the road. Try Cambodia for that perfect uh yuck event!

Travellers will have come across street vendors selling all sorts of food. Everything and anything is for sale. On the bus ride from Phnom Pehn to Siem Reap we were feeling hungry and welcomed a halfway stop. A chance to stretch our legs, grab a drink and a bite to eat....until we saw these-


Guess what these are?
Deep fried spiders!
 Uh yuck!
Yep, spiders of the big tarantula kind about the size of a small human palm. It's not certain when the practice of eating fried spiders started: some would say during the intense starvation years of the Pol Pot era, which would be quite likely.
Not sure why they would want to continue though.




We also came across these at the same village. Deep fried locusts. Uh Yuck!




And then we saw these! Couldn't figure out what they were!
Uh Yuck!


Anyone know what they were?


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10 comments:

Jessica Brant said...

Jim,

beyond yuck.... I wouldn't a clue what to say those are. What every they are I wouldn't touch them if I were using AJ's hand. skive

Mary said...

OMG! Okay...I am really supportive of other's cultures, but these are creatures I don't go close to when they are moving...I certainly would not eat them!! Yuk!
And for the last picture? I don't even want to type what my guess was ;)

BornStoryteller said...

You need to send that picture to Andrew Zimmerman (weird foods guy). He eats anything and everything. Our YUCH is someone else's YUM. I agree with Mary. Now..would other cultures who never ate the things we eat say the same thing about Pastrami? mmmm...Pastrami.

oh..I think the third pic: whole birds, like pigeons. Not sure at all.

JIM said...

And my fiends think I'm crazy for eating baby octopus lol. You wonder if this is something they just sell to tourist and laugh their *** off later. lol


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alejandro guzman said...

Anything fried tastes like KFC chicken. The last thing there was deep fried eels...

Not a clue actaully

A

Jorie Pacli said...

As much as I wanted to appreciate all kinds of food available for me to savor, these bugs and whatever stuff was that in that third picture just made me feel like throwing up Jim. Yucks!!!

Corinne Rodrigues said...

I'm sure you saved the 'best' for last....What is it?

M Pax said...

Deep fried spiders? Ewww.

Debbie said...

Yuck !! Ewwwwies !! Icky!! Bleh even!! And errrm I am gonna say the same thing as Mary said regarding that last picture...

Roy Durham said...

i have had fried grasshoppers, rattle snake and desert iguana. well they taste like chicken lol however i don't want any . maybe a blind fold and hold my nose maybe not. good post god bless