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Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

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Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

This July my wife and I will return to one of our favourite towns in Cambodia, Kampot.

We hope to spend about 2 weeks here with a couple of days in Kep set aside to unwind, before heading back to Phnom Penh. We'll get a bus to Battambang, then after a few days onto Siem Reap, another one of our favourites.

My question here is, where is the best place to sample Kampot pepper crab?

The cook loves crab, me! I could take it or leave it. It just seems too much effort for such little reward.

This is a dish the cook, being an ex chef would like to perfect.

So, if anyone has tried that seafood delight and are now unable to forget this taste sensation.

Where do we go?

Kampot or Kep?

inaspin

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1. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

We had sensational Pepper Crab at Kimley's in Kep. *drools now*

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2. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

Found it, thanks Helen.

http://www.kimlylodge.com/about.htm

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3. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

not sure if Kimly lodge and the Kimly restaurant are related - the restaurant is in a strip of 'restaurnats' (as opposed to crab huts closer in towards the 'centre of town') it's first (or close to first) as you appriach from the mermaid end of the road (last when walking from Kep lodge)

their pepper prawns are fab as well.

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4. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

ok... just looked at your link inaspin ... seems they are related. we only ate at the restaurant

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5. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

Sorry Helen, which one?

http://www.kimlylodge.com/images/fullmap.jpg

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6. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

lol... the restaurant by itself (on the waters edge) - not the one attached to the guethouse/lodge

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7. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

:) got it

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8. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

Definately go to Kimly Restaurant. We had one of the best ever meals there last year. I had the pepper crab but the other half had spicey prawns and they were equally good. He also feels crab is a lot of work for little in the stomach :)

Try and get a seat on the water side of the restaurant....we watched crab pots being brought in whilst eating great food and of course washed it down with some local beer!

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9. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

Sounds wounderful GeorgetteCanberra, thanks for the tip.

Now I'm salivating at the mere thought of it,

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10. Re: Where's the best place to get crabs, Kampot or Kep?

Haha...sorry, but the title of your topic made me laugh, far too easy to make jokes but I am sure it will end up offending someone.

If you want to cook them yourself, head down to the Kep seafood market early in the morning for the freshest catches of the day...enjoy!