How exotic can you get? How adventurous can you stomach get?
I am an adventure seeker. When I travel, I hunger for adventure. I yearn for a one of a kind experience in every place I visit. Life is too short to be too cautious. In life, there’s always a risk involved. Being at your comfort zone is not necessary at all times. Most especially when we talk about traveling, we gotta turn on our “Dora the explorer” mode and keep on walking.
Ok, we’re getting too deep about adventures here. My main point is, there’s no harm in getting away from the “usuals.” Just like during my Cambodia trip months ago, I stepped out of the usuals and got my stomach into trouble, oh I mean, into an exotic adventurous food trip.
We ordered the Khmer BBQ Degustation menu good for 2-3 persons. A combination of 5 kinds of meat. It’s our choice what meat to include our BBQ set.
The photo above shows the types of meat to choose from.
We chose the following:
Traveling is an opportunity to get away from the norm and go for the extraordinary. As a foodie, I bring my adventurous side to the world of eating exotic food.
The server prepared the BBQ Phnom Pleung set on our table. This looks like Khmer’s version of Shabu-Shabu.
|Khmer Coupled Degustation ($ 13)
Khmer BBQ style is totally unique to me. My idea of BBQ is a grill with charcoal then the meat is placed on top the grill, wait until brown and cooked. Khmer’s style includes chicken broth that is placed on top for its flavor to slowly drip through the vegetables and soup. After several minutes, add your chosen meat on the side. Let the broth stay hanging out on top until you finish frying all meat.
|Top to Bottom – Snake, Shrimps, Frog Legs
What’s your pick among these meat?
The first time I tried Ostrich was 5 years ago. It was Ostrich Salpicao
back then. I didn’t taste the big difference. Seems like the word exotic isn’t applicable to ostrich. Ostrich meat tastes great! Among the meats we ordered, Ostrich is the best for me.
I didn’t think twice if it is safe to eat Kangaroo meat or not. All I thought was that this exotic food will bring my Cambodia food trip to the next level. I found through research, Kangaroo meat is high in protein and low in fat (about 2%). It could be healthy since Kangaroo meat has a very high concentration of conjugated linoleic acid compared with other meat. My first time to try Kangaroo meat didn’t cause me any harm. It’s great that I tried it even for once.
I can’t believe a piece of snake meat slid down and entered my stomach. It was challenging to chew and swallow but it made through my stomach. The animal that I hate the most, dead and dissolved.
Snake meat contains protein just like any other type of meat. For health conscious, you’ll smile about the fact that snake meat is high in protein but fewer calories and less fat content.
It is proven, all meat I tried in Cambodia didn’t harm my stomach. Exotic food worked its way making it a memorable foodie experience as The Food Scout.
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Take your stomach to an extreme meaty food trip at Siem Reap Cambodia.
Travel buddies and foodies, let us go and try out a variety of exotic meat from Easy Speaking.
Pray, Eat and Love.
The Food Scout
Location: 178 Bar Street, Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar Meanchey, Cambodia