Friday, September 4, 2009

Food Trip Friday 012: Mok chaa mareth

One of the reasons why my husband and I keep on coming back to Kep:

close up of fried squid

Seafoods trip!
Above is our favorite, mok chaa mareth kchhay (fried squid with young peppercorn). Fresh squid caught the night before from the Gulf of Thailand, blended with oyster and chilli sauces, and spiced up with Kampot peppercorn grown in the lush mountains of Phnom Voar, the last refuge of Khmer Rouge soldiers. We washed down the spicy flavor with fresh coconut juice. Hayyy, heaven on earth!

I tried several times to cook this at home but I never got the taste right. Oh well, as wise folks say... try and try... and try again.


♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Super Yummy to the max!!! especially with a fresh caught seafood!

Clarissa said...

Wow!!That is trully a delicious one!!I love spicy foods!!Nice to know something new on Cambodian foods!!It's my first time to know about Kampot peppercorn--interesting!!

Enjoy your weekend,Sreisaat!!^_^

Lynn said...

Fresh na fresh. The presentation just looks so yummy!

Here's my food entry for today.

Unknown said...

mama mia! this looks sooo good! mouth-watering!

Ladynred said...

Gosh! that looks really delicious and I want some now!

agent112778 said...

ill try this one next time ill buy squid

my entry is here

Great day for us Food Weekenders:)

Thanx for the Visit :)

Christina, Sweden said...

Looks great, I love seafood

Christina, sweden

 gmirage said...

Wow on those peppercorns! lol andami!

purpletulips said...

super sarap! I love that dish especially with steaming hot rice. On the downside, it makes one forget about diets, waistlines..


blogging about Living in Phnom Penh..

Emily said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us! :)