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, Cambodia 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.

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“Spider tastes a little like peanuts,” says Veasna in an interview.

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OXLAEY and HKFP take a lighthearted look at Cambodian cooking – from a local market, to the kitchen, to the dinner table.

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Ryan Anderson is a filmmaker and storyteller. He leads OXLAEY, a not-for-profit preserving Asia's cultural heritage through multimedia. You can see more at