Khmer mango salad
Mango salad very popular in Cambodia and throughout Southeast Asia. They are similar to Thai papaya salad, but with grated mango instead. Khmer mango salad also uses the same ingredients as the recipe for Thai salad. Lemon juice mixed with crushed nuts, dried shrimp, minced garlic, shallots, chili, mint and fish sauce.
This is a really healthy dish that can be eaten by vegetarians and vegans by not using dried shrimp and fish sauce. Although it is not a strange dish, if you come to Cambodia, you should try it once to feel the completely different taste!
Nam Vang noodles
It is a favorite dish of many diners when coming to Cambodia. This dish has a unique aroma, rich flavor from the stewed bone broth, the sweetness from dried squid along with noodles, minced lean meat, shrimp, squid, etc., creating a very attractive dish. Especially the most elaborately prepared broth. Wanting the pot of broth to be clear and sweet, requires users to buy bone marrow and stew with dried squid, dried shrimp, keep the fire low when stewing and have to skim the foam continuously. And want Nam Vang noodles Delicious must be cooked with small, thin, but chewy and slightly transparent noodles. Although it is a somewhat familiar dish in Vietnam. But each country has its own unique flavor.
Lap Khmer aka Khmer beef salad it’s not like the mixed salad in Vietnam. Because it has more beef than salad. very popular, especially men in Cambodia. They prefer almost fresh beef. It is a dish that combines many different ingredients to create attractive colors, the typical flavors of each type of aroma will blend together to stimulate diners from the very beginning.
Prague, or Bo Hoc sauce is a typical dish made from fish such as perch, snakehead, scad… Visit any Cambodian restaurant, you can easily see this kind of fish sauce on the menu because it or cooked or served directly with the main dishes. However, the taste of this spice is really not pleasant at all for people who know it for the first time. But if we don’t try, we will probably never know the taste of it, so give it a try!
Mi Char Cambodian fried noodles, this is a dish loved by young people. Especially student’s intestine dish at breakfast because the price is cheap and it is prepared quickly. It only takes 5 minutes, each strand of soft golden egg noodles rolled evenly in a hot pan with beef, soy sauce, fish sauce, green vegetables, fried eggs and herbs will be deliciously presented on a plate, ready for diners to enjoy at the same time. A little spicy chili sauce adds a delicious taste.
When we hear the name of braised meat, we feel too normal and familiar, right? But in Cambodia, that dish has very different flavors. Cambodians call this dish Kaw. Kaw The most common ingredients are meat (be it chicken or pork) and eggs are stocked with spices and pepper. The special feature of the dish lies in the color water distilled from sugar that both creates an attractive taste and has a beautiful color.
In some other regions, people often add beans or bamboo shoots to improve the unique and new flavor of the dish. Surely, no matter how familiar this dish is, each country has its own way of processing and unique features that are worth trying, right?
Khmer Red Curry
Curry is a dish that is not strange to each of us, it is popular all over the countries in Southeast Asia. Especially the dish Khmer red curry in Cambodia. This dish is usually made from beef, chicken or fish, with eggplant, green beans, potatoes, fresh coconut milk, lemongrass and kroeung.
It is because in the curry there is coconut milk, so the dish Khmer red curry often have a greasy and fatty taste that is easy to eat. This dish is often cooked during special Cambodian events such as weddings, family gatherings, religious holidays or ancestors’ days and is often served with bread.
Num Plae Ai
Num Plae Ai Cambodian rice cake, also known as Cambodian rice cake, is one of the most popular street foods here. Looking at it, it has similar features to Vietnamese people’s floating cakes. Because it is made from finely ground rice flour, it is molded into a round shape and boiled, each round cake filled with sugar, white, and fragrant will be “bathed” in a bowl of sweet palm-flavored caramel, topped with coconut fibers. Fresh looks very delicious. So, don’t hesitate to stand on a street corner to enjoy this unique dish.
Stir-fried beef with ants
Cambodia is known as a country with many delicious and attractive dishes right from the first meeting. But it is also famous for its novel dishes made from insects. One of them is the stir-fried beefn. Cambodians soon discovered that red ants have a very strange sour taste, so they used them for food. And that has created a dish not to be missed when diners come to Cambodia. Red tree ants come in many different sizes, but usually from about 2-3 cm, will be processed with ginger, lemongrass, garlic, shallots and thinly sliced beef. The dish has a unique flavor because the delicate sour taste of ants seeps into the beef. This dish is more delicious and must be served with rice.
If you go to Orange and eat durian, people often think that Vietnam is full, right? But not at all! One of the most famous dishes in Cambodia is Campot’s durian. If anyone is a durian connoisseur must know, durian has a golden color, flat seeds, thick rice, then when eaten, it is fat and delicious, keeping a little greasy right at the tip of the tongue… And Kampot durian Converging all the factors that make up a delicious durian fruit. Kampot durian is very “rare and hard to find”. If you want to enjoy, you should go to the gardens in Kampot and choose to buy, because in the capital Phnom Penh or big cities it is very rare to have this type of durian.
Grilled squid (Ang dtray meuk)
You will easily find the dish Grilled squid Ang dtray meuk Delicious and fresh in coastal cities like Sihanouk or Kep, although there are many types of ingredients, from beef and chicken to squid and shrimp, the most famous and attractive dish is the dish. grilled squid Cambodia. Seafood is usually not marinated but will be dipped with sauces to keep the sweet and characteristic flavor of fresh seafood.
Nom Banh Chok
As the “national dish” of the people of Chua Thap, Nom Banh Chok means vermicelli with fish curry. This is a popular breakfast dish in Cambodia, often carried by women hawking, this dish as a hobby of street food is the most popular here.
A bowl Nom Banh Chok Includes rice noodles, green fish curry-style broth made from lemongrass, turmeric root and lemon, adding herbs, bean sprouts. Special Women’s Brothomelette chok bold Cambodian cuisine when using the main ingredient is traditional fish sauce. So when eating this dish, people often do not leave the broth because of the rich taste and attractive aroma of Nom banh chok.
According to Cambodia travel experience, fried insects in Cambodia is a dish that many tourists are afraid of, but want to try. In the land of pagodas and towers, fried insects They are sold everywhere at very low prices. There is a separate place, the insect market, which sells dishes related to insects.
The insect market is always busy, the aroma of dishes from insects spreads with many types such as: crickets, cockroaches, bugs, ca cuong, scorpions … are seasoned with very typical Cambodian spices, then fried. and sold to customers. Insects are put on skewers by the owner, each skewer ranges from 5.000 – 10.0000 VND very cheap. Suggestion for you is that the fried ca cuong is very delicious and cheap. If you can’t eat cockroaches, don’t try, because the smell of fried cockroaches is very “strange”. This is one of the typical culinary culture of Cambodian people, do not miss it!
Num Sang Khya l’peou
This is a pretty popular dessert in Cambodia. In Vietnam it is often called pumpkin flanNS. This unique dish is made from pumpkin, after cleaning the seeds, the processor will fill the hollow inside with egg white, jaggery, milk and coconut, and then steam it for 30 minutes. The fatty taste of eggs and coconut milk and the sweet taste of sugar, all blend together, creating an extremely attractive dish that no one can deny its appeal. Num to khya l’peou Usually it’s better to eat it cold than it is to steam it.
Steamed Fish Amok
Steamed Fish Amok is a unique traditional dish of the Cambodian people, is one of the Cambodian specialties that are very popular with tourists when coming to Cambodia. Steamed Fish Amok cooked with a bit sophisticated like: catfish or fresh fish is cooked with coconut milk and curry sauce. Curry sauce, also known as kroeung, is a traditional Khmer sauce with ingredients such as turmeric, garlic, chives, ginger, lemongrass… seasoned with sour and spicy. Amok steamed fish is usually served in a “bowl” made of banana leaves.
Father houy teuk
Father houy teuk is the dessert of teenagers in Phnom Penh who gather on the sidewalks to enjoy Khmer jelly tea. Cha houy teuk is a jelly made from colorful seaweed, to which sago palm powder, green beans and coconut cream, red beans, taro, pumpkin and jackfruit are added. In addition, you can try sticky rice with coconut milk, add taro, red beans and even pumpkin.
Fried crab with black pepper
Crab is a not-so-special dish everywhere, but each country, each region, will have a way of processing that every diners who visit their land and taste will be hard to forget. In the southern provinces of Cambodia, pepper and seafood are the most commonly used ingredients, especially in Kampot province. Therefore, the dish black pepper fried crab at Kampot is also famous and loved by many tourists. This is a Cambodian specialty dish with 1-0-2 because the taste is very unique. After frying, the crab has a seafood aroma, add a little black pepper, a little onion, cilantro, and cilantro, and fry it one more time to have a perfect dish.
Just like Vietnamese rib rice. book chrouk It is the pork rice dish that is always present on every street across Cambodia in the early mornings. This is a fairly simple dish, consisting of white rice, thinly sliced pork, slowly grilled over coals to retain its natural sweetness.
Sometimes pork can also be marinated with coconut milk and garlic. Served with it is a bowl of chicken broth sprinkled with fried onions, a small cup of fresh cucumber and pickled red radish with ginger. This dish does not have a general recipe. Therefore, depending on the preferences of each person, there are different ways of processing.
Lort cha is one of Cambodia’s most famous street foods. This is a fried dish consisting of Lort which is egg noodles, with bean sprouts, broccoli, and chives. It is usually cooked with beef and topped with a fried egg. The dish is served with a red sauce that is both sweet and spicy. And if you want more spice, you can add red chili to your meal.
Traveling to Cambodia you can find Lort Cha on the street at night in hawker streets or at markets in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The counters Lort Cha Usually featured with a large saute pan. It’s a very tasty dish, lots of vegetables and protein. Not complicated processing but unforgettable flavor is the reason for you to enjoy this dish when traveling to Cambodia.
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