A river of protein

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A lady chills on a platform surrounded by plastic buckets of iced seafood in the humid market in Cambodia: fish, eels, stingray, water snakes, prawns, cockles–  a sea of protein.

The Mekong River is the largest supplier of protein in the region with over 1,100 species of fish. Mekong is second in its bio-diversity only to the Amazon River!

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Hence, the menu in Cambodia is filled with seafood inspirations. Whenever you visit, you may want to try their fermented fish paste (prahok), fish curry (amok), and sweet and sour fish soup (samlor machu trey).

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Lady in the market with an “I love Facebook” hat


Shopkeeper Stories is a photo-documentary of small business owners and their trades around the world, sharing their insights, stories and views. You can see all the posts on Instagram and Facebook @ShopkeeperStories


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