CRAB PASTE (100gr)

In Laos and the Issan region of Thailand, the rice paddies are infested with tiny freshwater crabs. They are disliked by farmers, because they eat young rice shoots. They are hard to get rid of because, when the paddies are dry, they just tunnel into the mud and hibernate until the water returns. On the other hand, they do provide a significant supplementary income for the rice farmers. The crabs are captured, salted and ground up into a seasoning paste that is well liked in Laos, Northeastern Thailand, and southern Vietnam. This paste is usually locally made and isn’t much available.

Similar to the Asian shrimp paste, crab paste is used to season soups, stews, curries, and rice dishes as well as serving as a marinade for various foods.

Product of Thailand.

PRICE: THB 60.00

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