Fear Factor Challenge

A Culinary Adventure of Khmer Rouge Cuisine

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$24.00 per guest
Hosted by Ouch Ratana

Highlights

  • Discover why and how insects were introduced to the local cuisine by hearing a bit of Khmer history and other interesting facts
  • Learn about present day insect eating culture among locals and how they best enjoy it and what makes them so addictive
  • Learn to cook two types of insects, from preparing them all the way to crispy crunchy goodness in your mouth!
  • Create memories of fun & laughter as you dare friends and family to eat the insects, despite their fear!
  • Great for unique photo opportunities and to create memories that will be fun to recount back home during gatherings ;)

Inclusive of:

  • All equipment and ingredients necessary for the class
  • Soft drinks will be provided
  • 2 kinds of insects: Cricket, silk worm/scorpion (seasonal)
  • English speaking facilitator

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Siem Reap (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
4.9 Out of 5
16 Reviews
Dominic J United States
5
19 Sep, 2018

Kim was a great guide! She was very informative and was not scared to try the insects with me. I had cricket, silkworm l...

polly Alberta Cambodia
4
31 Aug, 2018

My family thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The crickets, tarantulas and silk worms were fun to cook and sample...love...

$US 24.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 6 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Are you up for the fear factor challenge? You must have seen these creepy crawlies fried to perfection and garnished with crisp basil leaves, fried garlic and a whole host of other spices along the streets of Cambodia. Now is not only the time to try all of it in a safe & hygienic setting, but ALSO learn how to cook it! The practice of eating insects came about during the Khmer rouge regime where many had to eat insects to survive due to the severe starvation. After the war, necessity turned into tradition and people continued cooking it as local fare! A local delicacy enjoyed by many Cambodians, they love to eat it with the national beer or with the traditional rice or palm wine. Some even believe that eating these insects can help to protect them from disease and keep their body warm! Come try it for yourself and proudly declare yourself a survivor of the Cambodian fear factor challenge!

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section

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Your Local Host

Ouch Ratana

You'll find Ratana on pub street, always with tourists surrounding his motor cart as he sells his grub. The sense of awe and wonder as tourists sample the local delicacy never fails to amuse and him. Ratana moved ...

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16 reviews from people who took this experience

Dominic J United States
5
19 Sep, 2018

Kim was a great guide! She was very informative and was not scared to try the insects with me. I had cricket, silkworm larvae, and scorpion, and they had me do all the cooking! I highly recommend!!

polly Alberta Cambodia
4
31 Aug, 2018

My family thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The crickets, tarantulas and silk worms were fun to cook and sample...loved visiting with the cooks son...he was a cutie and put us at ease as he munched on a tarantula with us:)

Dan W Cambodia
5
20 Jul, 2018

My wife, 9 year old son and I experienced the Fear Factor experience comprised of cooking and eating grasshoppers, silkworms and tarantulas. Our host was excellent and is a vendor in the market, and our facilitator was also friendly and helped us to understand the process, and also context. The host... Read more

US$ 24.00 per guest
16 Reviews