by Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 28 June 2014

It’s amazing what we all will eat. There’s no lack of weird food in the world. In Cambodia, fried, crispy tarantula is a delicacy. The dish looks equally graphic. Ex-journalist and full-time traveller Michael Turtle tried it and declared the legs ‘taste a lot like a prawn tail’. The body, however, ‘tastes like digested insects – not like chicken, as the waiter had promised’. Let’s just say we are not going anywhere near tarantulas, dead or alive, edible or not.