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Fried crickets in Kompong Thom

UV lights dot the side of the road in Kompong Thom

UV lights dot the side of the road in Kompong Thom

On the bus back to Phnom Penh from Siem Reap, we stopped off in Kompong Chnnang for a lunch break. One of the stalls at the rest stop had crickets for sale. Deep fried and salted, they are a favored snack for many Cambodians.

Usually I am not interested in them but a few days ago, I hitched a ride with the car distributing the Phnom Penh Post to Siem Reap and saw the harvesting of the crickets in Kompong Thom. Hundreds of UV lights were set up along the road to catch the crickets.

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