The town of Kep on the southern coastline of Cambodia is famous for its fresh crabs, so when we visited we just had to try them.
Welcome to Kep. Not sure I could eat a whole one of those, mind..
At the end of the riverside restaurants is the Kep market, where crab nets are pulled in and live crabs are bought by weight then cooked to order immediately. We watched the whole process and I daresay you cannot get fresher crabs than this..
From the sea
Out of the basket
Into the pan, where they get a fork prong in the face. It’s pretty brutal and I imagine it’s the equivalent of a garden fork up the nose. That’s gotta sting
The crabs are handed off to a row of ladies that tend the cooking pots. They add a cup or two of water and put them on to boil
When the crabs were cooked, they were handed back to us in a carrier bag. Mmmm.. a bag of crabs!
Tasty. And a little crunchy