Snaps: Kep Crab Market
Buying crabs in Kep makes for some great photography opportunities. A visit to the Kep Crab Market, from start to finish.
Crab fishing in Kep seems to be a predominantly female occupation.
Picking out the perfect crab (this one was not it).
A peek inside the crab basket.
Part of the fun is bargaining the price of a kilo of crabs.
Walking down the pier at sunset with a basket full of crabs.
After buying live crabs, you can pay to have them boiled at the Crab Market.
A dozen women have fires burning and pots set up at the Crab Market to cook your just-bought crabs for 3,000 riel a kilo.
Giving instructions for the preparations of the perfect Kep crabs.
After the crabs were boiled they were drained and put into a Styrofoam takeaway container.
Just out of the pot, a steaming basket of crabs in Kep.
The results. Dining table aerial of a kilo of crabs, rice and a couple of Cambodia beers.
The hard work all paid off with a delicious crab lunch topped off with fresh chili sauce.