Food Trip Friday: Seafood Lunch, Kep Crab Market

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Kep was Seafoods! And it didn’t disappoint. It may be a little bit pricier than in Sihanoukville, but the food was definitely worth it! We got there around lunch time, the receptionist at Kep Lodge gave us a map and recommended we have our lunch at the Crab Market. These are all shacks cum restaurants lining a portion of the beach.

Since it was on lunch hour, almost all restos were jampacked and I we were already starving. We settled on the not-so-crowded Kep Thmey Restaurant. Hi-ace wondered if the food will be any good coz how come this was the only one not full. But whatever, we were hungry so we ordered..

Seafood in Kep

Ever tried fried crab? My first time and it was sooooo good! This was one of those few times that I felt the urgent need to eat without spoon or fork! Fresh crabs were stir fried with vermicelli, a bit of chili sauce, and topped with peanuts and spring onions. Truly yummilicious.. That’s one Khmer cuisine trademark, adding peanuts to dishes, it adds a lot of flavor and crunch..

Kep Seafood

Deep Fried Fish. I forgot to take a photo of the sauce. But this one was good too.

Kep Seafood

Prawn Soup with Mint..Made me sweat but it was really good too..

Kep Seafood Restaurants

And we got free pineapple slices too.

We also finished off a big pot of rice. Even Chinks (who loathes getting her hands dirty when eating) ate with her hands lol! Total bill? 83000 Riels about $21.

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  2. chubskulit

    May 7, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I am now starving just by looking at your foodies here.
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  3. Luna Miranda

    May 7, 2010 at 10:07 am

    the fried crab looks sooooooo good! and the prawn soup with mint sounds delicious!

  4. cecile

    May 7, 2010 at 10:16 am

    that fried crab, and fried fish looks yummy! seaf0od always is my fave foods 🙂

  5. We Ate This!

    May 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    $21 for three people ba? Not bad at all considering puro fresh seafoods yan! I’m imagining squid and shrimps fried with Kampot pepper and steamed fish with soy sauce… seafood tom yun… aargggh. I can’t wait to go back to Kep again. I guess we need to lure possible dog-nannies with $$$ for a two-day one night stint with Max and Joe. Any takers? hehehe.

  6. self sagacity

    May 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    This would be my type of meal. Everything seafood! I am now craving for some potak when I saw your shrimp soup! Yumm!

  7. tatess

    May 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    woo! as in wow, i ‘d like to eat them all especially the shrimp soup.

  8. Lui

    May 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    @Chubskulit, yeah me too.. My sister even went so far as saying she’s having daydreams about those seafoods again..

    @Luna, its was good. And the one with the mint is really delish.

    @Cecille, thanks =)

    @Z, we had prawns in kampot pepper and steamed fish with garlic sauce for dinner in Kimly.. Hayy kung malapit lang sana kami sainyo and if were not going anywhere. Sana matuloy kayo…

    @Self sagacity, everything seafood is really crave worthy..


    @Tatess, yes its wow right?


  9. FoodTripFriday

    May 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    The fried crab and prawn soup I’m sure is superb!!

  10. newlyweds

    May 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    The crab looks yummy!

  11. wenn

    May 7, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    wow, love the prawn!

  12. Charmie

    May 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    sea foods are my favorite, bit expensive but i love it..

  13. Steve

    May 28, 2010 at 11:06 am

    The crab looks yummy!

  14. Gracie Hayes

    June 23, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Seafoods are very rich in Iodine too..*.

  15. Muhammad Morgan

    July 29, 2010 at 7:52 am

    what i like about seafoods is that they are tasty and very delicious..-,

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