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Snakes and Rats and Scorpions, Oh My! The Unique Offerings of the Mekong

During the typhoon season, the women of the West River hunt for bounty in the wildlife-filled swampland. For most of us urban dwellers, the idea of eating scorpion, rats and snakes probably isn’t on the top of our to-eat list (we would try anything once though!).

But in the Mekong, nearly everything is on the menu, with seasons dictating what locals eat and sell to brave tourists.

Here are some of the Mekong’s most unique offerings (and wide grins).  

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