How to Cook Frogs and Spiders
In “Frogs 4 Lunch” we follow Veasna as he teaches a group of foreigners how to cook frogs and stuffed coconuts. After Veasna sold his restaurant in Phnom Penh, he decided to become a YouTube chef. His videos show in Khmer and English how to cook spiders and bugs as well as more typical Cambodian dishes such as Khmer fish in banana leaves. “Spider tastes a little like peanuts,” says Veasna in an interview. The video is a lighthearted look at Cambodian cooking – from a local market, to the kitchen, to the dinner table – all intended to entertain and pique a younger audience’s interested in Cambodia’s more exotic cuisines.