I was going to post this on Bobby Chinn's Facebook page to enter his contest but since the Vietnam block on Facebook is preventing me from uploading photos to said page, I'll just post it here for fun. If you want to enter the contest, find instructions here: http://bit.ly/hoguYD. Winners get free signed copies of his latest book.
Above is a tarantula I consumed on my way from Phnom Penh to Ratanakiri. It was very chewy. A bit like chewing oil paper towels, or one of those green kitchen sink scrubber cloths. It just tasted like the spicy chili oil it was fried in. Couldn't really tell the head from the thorax from the legs. No squishy guts--but also no taste of crab like they tell you on TV.