Food Trip Friday: Khmer Crab Curry

Blog Meme, Cambodian Food & Cuisine, Food Trip Friday / Friday, March 26th, 2010

I was craving for seafood the other day but I don’t how to buy crabs/lobsters here in Phnom Penh. I guess my mother-in-law heard that and the next day my nephew brought me a huge plastic filled with crabs (Ma even fixed it and chopped it to bite size pieces) and also some curry powder and translated to English instructions on how to cook it. I’m lucky, really really lucky my mother-in-law pampers me a lot!

She knows enough that I don’t like pounding too many spices etc, so she bought packets of curry powder so cooking the crabs would be easy for me. And here’s the results..It was yummy and I added some chili. Let’s just say, during lunch time it was ‘galit galit‘ muna..

Just a bit of tidbit.. Cambodians love curry. They have different curries, some eaten with noodles, some with bread or rice. The difference between Thai/Indian and Khmer curries is that Cambodian’s prefer their curries to be a little less spicy, with more subtle flavors. All in all perfectly balanced..

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15 Replies to “Food Trip Friday: Khmer Crab Curry”

  1. Wow! Ba’t di mo kami inimbita? *lol*
    I remember my Aunt in Naga City who makes the best ginataang crab with kangkong and kalabasang pula.  Of course, the crowning glory ay ang red-hot sili!  Lucky you to have in-laws who know how to pamper you!
    Btw, you are right. My FTF entry is the same laksa I had when we went to Sophia’s Kitchen. Tsalap-tsalap!

  2. wow, sarap…kakagutom! now, i am craving for something like that! *winks* yes, you’re lucky…to have them, but of course, they are lucky to have you, too! 🙂

  3. @Z, kain tau ulit Sophia’s. Wanna try the laksa. I was too preoccupied with my meal or sobrang gutom lang ako hihi. That’s Hi-ace’s fave Malay food din.
    Che at Z, di ko na kayo inimbita kase kulang na nga sakin yan eh.. lol! Yeah that’s one the things I am so grateful for my in-laws are very nice. Considering that I didn’t meet them in person till a year after we got married..
    @Cecille, thank you. I visited you blog and your entry was just so hmm let’s just say, it tempts me to put my diet on hold for awhile just to have that..
    @J, di ba. Pero promise sumobra yung kain ko ng kanin..

  4. Just looking at the pic makes me starving…hehehe….I never had crab curry before. It seems it tastes good coz even chicken curry tastes yummy. How much more it would be for crabs? Wouldn’t it be nice if you share the recipe? 🙂 Have a great week my friend!

  5. @Bingkee, yes its so yummy! Will make you eat lots of rice.. I don’t know how to make it from scratch. My MIL just gave me 2 packets of Cambodian curry powder and asked me to saute the crabs till its cooked then the curry powder. Simmer for about 5 mins, add chili and sugar as desired and voila! the crab curry ready for serving. =)
    @FoodTripFriday, yes. I’m rather fortunate..thanks.
    @Mumsy, That’s what I love about Food Trip Fridays hehe..It’s fun to browse the entries and learn about each food.. The downside is, it stimulates my appetite, lol! bad bad for the diet..

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