Kep Crab Market
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Crab Trap
In Cambodia there is one place to go for crab. South of Phnom Penh is the rundown French colonial town of Kep and the famous Kep crab market. On the weekends local families flock to the riverside where sellers, mostly women, wade to the shore dragging wicker traps teaming with crabs. We visited Kep on Chinese New Year and the market was overflowing. Sliding between the families we caught the eye of an older woman who eagerly showed us her catch. We selected our eight blue-shelled crabs and were directed to towards the kitchens where our clawing crabs were transformed into lunch. Green pepper fried crab – by far the best meal we had in the country…and the freshest.
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