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Once a Habit of Hardship, Insects Still a Popular Snack in Cambodia

Eating insects became popular in Cambodia during decades of civil war when starving refugees ate them to stay alive. Things have now improved for insect hunters in the region as they can sell insects at very good price. Bugs Cafe in Siem Reap is getting popular among tourists for its fusion of French and Cambodian cuisine using local ingredients and a wide variety of insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, ants and tarantulas.