Friday, May 2, 2014

Dried Cuttlefish (Cambodia)

Dried Cuttlefish - Psar Thmei, Phnom Penh

Dried Cuttlefish - Psar Thmei, Phnom Penh, originally uploaded by Kirk. Have a look at Kirk's food blog, too!

The Phnom Penh Central Market is housed in a colonial-style building in the heart of the Cambodian capital. Its Khmer name Psar Thmay translates as "new market", although it is more commonly referred in English as Central Market.


The Psar Thmay was built in 1937 during the French colonial period, in Art Deco style, and is painted bright ochre. It consists of four wings dominated by a central dome. Within the four wings and around the compound outside are on sale almost anything you can think of, including electronic equipment, clothing, watches, bags, suitcases, dried and fresh foodstuff, jewellery, clothes from cheap t-shirts to krama (Khmer scarves), pseudo-antique, books including photocopied travel guides and lots of souvenirs.

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