I like experiencing different cultures. When I'm travelling I try to be part of the culture. It means I try to meet local people and make friends, as well as understanding the customs and the culture.

Part of the culture is the food. I would like to know where I can find insects to eat, like spiders, as traditional dishes?

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    Almost every country in the world has insects to eat - even reserved countries like NZ, Aus, Canada, US I've seen spiders, crickets, locusts, grubs and more. This is way too broad IMHO. – Mark Mayo Jul 20 '15 at 0:56
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    @MarkMayo I think the OP is asking about which cultures are known to have insects as part of their cuisine, in which the OP wishes to try said cuisines. Not literally which countries have insects that are edible – EdmundYeung99 Jul 20 '15 at 2:02
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    @EdmundYeung99 sure, but off the top of my head - NZ has huhu grubs, Aus has witchity grubs, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand have spiders, crickets and more, I've had bugs in Canada and US, and UK....and South Africa...and Morocco....so it's still fairly broad... – Mark Mayo Jul 20 '15 at 2:29
  • @MarkMayo totally agree, but the OP has narrowed it down by listing 3 specific insects, granted that list could still be quite large. Would you recommend 3 different questions, one for each insect? – EdmundYeung99 Jul 20 '15 at 2:35
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    Spiders aren´t insects. – deviantfan Jul 20 '15 at 5:09

Deep-fried tarantulas are a specialty of Skuon, Cambodia:

enter image description here "Skun spiders closeup" by A. www.viajar24h.com - Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

How "traditional" this is is disputed: apparently this dish came to be out of necessity during the Khmer Rouge years, and has lived on as a novelty. They're not regularly eaten anywhere in Cambodia (or the world) that I know of.


You can eat ants in Colombia.

You can eat a whole bunch of different types of creepy crawlies in Thailand.

You can eat locusts in much of southern Africa.

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    And Australia (wichity grubs), NZ (huhu grubs), just about every country on earth. This is way too broad a question :/ – Mark Mayo Jul 20 '15 at 0:55
  • you can eat ants anywhere in the world? or do Colombian ants have something extra added as seasoning? – EdmundYeung99 Jul 20 '15 at 2:04
  • I take that comment back, apparently Hormigas Culonas is a thing in Colombia :) – EdmundYeung99 Jul 20 '15 at 2:08
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    Indeed, Edmund. :) keep in mind that you can pretty much eat anything anywhere. But not everywhere is everything considered a delicacy. – MastaBaba Jul 20 '15 at 22:25

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