Rotten Fetus and other mouthwatering delicacies
30.10.2010 26 °C
If you want to try real khmer food whilst in Sihanoukville, head down to the NightMarket next to GoldenLion. street vendors and small outdoor restaurants cater for khmers & Westerners alike. From the traditional khmer A Mok Curry to fried noodles with fresh seafood, they is an extensive choice.
Now if you like weird and bizarre food, you will definitely find something to your (dis)liking.
So here is my story, after a couple of drinks a few of us headed down to the Nightmarket to grab a bite, on the way to the curry stall we saw a small vendor, selling very weird food. He had deep-fried rolled up snake, deep fried spider & rotten duck foetus.
So we tried the snake, and it tasted like chicken. skipped the spider (can't blame us you should of seen it) and after a couple of glasses of rice wine we decided to order a Duck foetus. The owner was so impressed I don't think we paid for the egg. So we opened the egg and the smell of it was revolting. the putrid smell of rotten flesh. We took a bite and it tasted like liver.
Nonetheless, I would not recommend these delicacies.
If brave enough try it out just ask for Balut, its cheap and full of protein.
This is the back of the hotel, I must admit it's not the ritz but for 5$ a night you don't get any better. Walk down the alley anytime of day, and tuktuk drivers will spot you a mile away. As far as the Xpats are concerned Sihanoukville has the most insistent tuktukdrivers. They will attract your attention in any way possible. -Where you go ? - Tuktuk sir ? - Maybe later mister ? - Motorbike sir ?
Then comes the negotiating. (Never get in a tuktuk before asking the price. Always haggle beforehand)
- How much to ATM ?
- 2$ you're a crazy Man, 50c good
- 50c nooooooo 1.5$
- 1.5$ no, I walk (Give him 5 seconds)
- Mister Mister Ok Ok 1$ good ?
- Ok (End of deal takes 15 seconds and you've got enough to get back)