Fear Factor Challenge

A Culinary Adventure of Khmer Rouge Cuisine

$22.00per guest
Hosted by Ouch Ratana


  • 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
$US 22.00 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.

Booking Options



Select add-ons to customize your tour!

Private class option
$ 15.00/trip
$ 6.00/pax
Pick up service (one vehicle fits 3 person)
$ 10.00/trip

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
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booking time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section


The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

Upcoming availability

Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24
Monday, March 25

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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US$ 22.00 per guest