Have you ever tried fried spider, a local delicacy of Skun town? These large ground-dwelling spiders are species of tarantula, called A-Ping (
អាពីង រពីង) in Khmer. In early 2009, it was in the top 5 best street eats in Asia.
If you have not tried it, you should. It may look disgusting, but you can’t judge a book by its cover. Its taste is much better than its look. Have never been to or stopped over at Skun town? No worry. Though Skun is the main produce market, normally you can also find this fried spider at river quay in front of Royal Palace and at some markets in Phnom Penh as well.