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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Food Trip Friday 028: Bok lahong khdam prey




The name is bok lahong kdam prey, or papaya salad with salty crab, is the Khmer version of papaya salad. It's a very simple and mouth-watering appetizer, sweet and sour, depending on your preference, can be hot and spicy. Of course, I love mine hot and spicy!


The salty crab (khdam prey) is added along dried shrimps, shrimp paste, sugar, lime juice, and other herbs and spices, and pounded in the mortar and pestle. It is a quick and simple appetizer, or can be also paired with main dish like Khmer sausage or any grilled meat for that matter. I just love the riot of sweet-sour-spicy flavours plus the crunchy texture from peanuts, cucumber, (raw) string beans, and of course, papaya (lahong). 

9 comments:

Dhemz said...

oh mama mia...this dish sounds appetizing...love hot & spicy too...:)

thanks for dropping by....:)

Cecile said...

that looks yummy and healthy, sarap lalo na at spicy :-)

Mirage said...

Papaya is one of the fruits I miss most! Fave ko kasi yan kahit anong luto or timpla...hinog o hilaw (?) now, that's one to try!

Anna said...

This dish looks like a combination of so many flavors! must be good!

Willa said...

Ikaw naman,lagi mo na lang ako pinapahirapan sa name ng mga food mo, tulad nito na Papaya Salad lang pala,pero infairness, mukha syang masarap ha!
Happy Weekend!!!:)

Jac said...

wow sana matikman ko to,yummy lalo na at may salty crab pa yum~yum =)

Self Sagacity said...

I have never had this dish and never heard of it yet, but it sounds yummy since I always have a thing for salty food.

tatess said...

that is so mouth watering.daming makakain ko pag iyan ang food

Cheerful said...

z, mukhang masarap ito, ha, patikim next time! hehehe! :)