I was never adventurous when it comes to eating exotic foods. I was a picky eater when I was younger. But now that I’m travelling, I figured that I might opt to try something new once in a while.
Some restaurants offer exotic meats mixed BBQ in Siem Reap alongside with a variety of local cuisine. One of the item in the menu caught my interest and decided to give it a go.
A particular restaurant that I frequently go to offer this exotic meats mixed BBQ which consists of frogs, snake, crocodile and some usual meats such as chicken, pork, beef and some seafood including fish and shrimps only for $5.
I find it pretty reasonable for the price and immediately ordered it and specify that they only put in the exotic meats and shrimps. I skipped the usual meats that I’m used to.
After a few minutes of waiting, our ordered arrived and it looked like any ordinary meat that you’ve seen in any BBQ joint.
I had trouble at first figuring which one was the snake and the crocodile but I finally figured it out by looking at the texture of the meat.
Upon first bite, I noticed that the snake was a bit chewy and the crocodile meat was a bit tougher than chicken meat that I was used to.
The frog meat was definitely very tender and the meat just falls off right the bone.
Everything tasted great though I would still prefer the usual kinds like fish and chicken in the future but I was just glad that I tried something new.
If you’re interested to try it out, there’s quite a handful of restaurants that offer this in Pubstreet.
But if you’re not into exotic meats, you can always try Amok or known as Khmer Curry or Cambodian Curry which would probably my favorite dish here in Cambodia.
Almost all restaurants in Siem Reap offer this dish and I highly recommend that you try Amok with Chicken. The curry is not that much overwhelming and it gives a pleasant taste which in my opinion even compliments the taste of chicken. Go and try this Exotic Meats Mixed BBQ in Siem Reap. This is one of the must things to do in Siem Reap so be sure to try it when you visit this beautiful city.
Happy Food Tripping!!!