If there is one thing I have not tried, and.. well.. quite honestly, don’t know if I ever will, is fried tarantulas. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried many fried bugs before and I actually think fried crickets are pretty good (Angelina Jolie can tell you how much her family enjoys fried crickets). But, even during my 10+ years in Cambodia, I could not get myself to try fried tarantulas. I blame it on the scary movie I watched on HBO when I was little called Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo. The movie is so bad but it definitely scared little NaEun as the tarantulas infested the city and killed everyone. yikes!
Well, despite all that, I’m sure it’s pretty good. But… my sister tried it once and she just told me she would never try it again. She says it tastes like dried piece of grass with a lot of MSG.. haha – I guess I wouldn’t know what it really tastes like until I try it myself. Either way, I think it’s definitely something for the brave ones to try. I’m sure it will be a great experience. Gordon Ramsay did it, even though he had a very difficult time!
Anyway, I found an article by Darrin DuFord on WorldHum teaching us how to eat fried tarantula. Check out the article here.
Have you tried fried tarantulas? Did you enjoy it? If not, will you be willing to try it?