Design can extend into food, wouldn’t you agree? Everyone can appreciate the beauty which we can find on our plates. When we travel, food plays a very important part of our experience and tasting new cuisines is a great way into understanding diverse cultures.

Well, with this in mind, we might just have the perfect little place for you to check out if you are every traveling in Cambodia.

Insects are often said to be the food of the future and in this vein we can truly say that Siem Reap based eatery – Bugs Cafe – is showing us a glimpse of things to come.

Ant Salads, Tarantula Donuts, Insect Skewers, and Pan Fried Scorpions are just a few of the insect-themed gastronomy which you can sample when you visit this friendly restaurant. Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth? No problem! Bugs Cafe also offers its customers a choice of desserts (with a twist) such as the Chocolate Fondue (ingredients include caramelised insects), Silk Worms and Mango Flambé, and a real classic… the Cricket Cheesecake!


Scorpion Salad [Source: Bugs Cafe]
Scorpion Salad [Source: Bugs Cafe]
Deep Fried Tarantulas [Source: Bugs Cafe]
Deep Fried Tarantulas [Source: Bugs Cafe]
Ant Spring Rolls [Source: Bugs Cafe]
Ants Spring Rolls [Source: Bugs Cafe]


This place is not for the squeamish, but for the ones who dare venture to a table the reward can be handsome… and by handsome we are talking about how simply beautifully presented these insect-tapas come arranged on the plate.

Unless you are a jaded star looking for a comeback who is prepared to spend a few weeks on the set of the next ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here’, this might be the closest you get to trying out some truly exciting cuisine. The cafe offers some great cocktails as well, making it the ideal place to unwind from a busy day (wait for it) ‘buzzing’ (oooh) around the Temples. And who knows, you might just like it!

Export more of what Bugs Cafe has to offer, click here to check out their website.


This is where the buzzing taste experience happens! [Source: Bugs Cafe]
This is where the buzzing taste experience happens! [Source: Bugs Cafe]