CULINARY TREASURE - 10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES THAT YOU CAN'T MISS

Cambodia is not only famous for its countless temples, but also attracts tourists with its unique specialties. Especially, Cambodian cuisine is a great combination of Indian and Chinese flavors, creating a very distinctive and memorable culinary culture. If you want to explore 10 traditional Cambodian cuisines, let’s join FoodEx Cambodia to find out!

10 traditional Cambodian cuisine

1.   Steamed fish Amok – traditional Cambodian specialty

When it comes to Cambodian cuisine, one cannot help but mention the steamed fish Amok – one of the most famous traditional dishes of this country. Steamed fish Amok is made from fresh fish, usually snakehead or catfish, steamed in a mixture of spices typical of the people of this country. In addition, it is presented on a banana leaf and enjoyed with fragrant white rice.

10 traditional Cambodian cuisine

2.   Red Khmer curry

Red Khmer curry is a prominent specialty of Cambodian cuisine, which has conquered the taste of many food lovers. This dish is usually made from chicken, beef or fish combined with green beans, potatoes, eggplants, coconut milk, lemongrass. The special feature of red curry is the use of kroeung chili, creating an interesting experience for the taste buds.

10 traditional Cambodian cuisine

3.   Curry noodle Nom banh chok

Curry noodle is considered a symbol of the culinary culture of the temple country. You can easily find this dish at eateries, restaurants or street vendors. Combined with various fresh vegetables such as banana flowers, lotus stems, papayas, celery and mint.

10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES

4.   Fried crab with black pepper Kdam chaa

Coming to the town of Kep in Cambodia, you can’t miss the specialty of fresh crab fried with black pepper from the region of Kampot, creating a special flavor that you can’t forget after tasting. It would be a waste to come to Kep without trying Kdam chaa.

10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES

5.   Lap Khmer or Khmer beef salad

Lap Khmer is a simple dish that will make you eat forever. The dish is prepared with a harmonious sour, spicy, salty and sweet flavor, thinly sliced beef, mixed well with dried onions, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce and herbs. With one try, you will become a fan of this dish.

10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES

6.   Dishes from insects

Specialties from insects create a feeling of both fear and curiosity about how to prepare from insects. Fried dishes from crickets, cockroaches, grasshoppers, scorpions, water bugs, … are considered the best and have a unique flavor. This is an interesting experience for those who want to explore the special cuisine of Cambodia.

10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES

7.   Durian Kampot

Durian Kampot is one of the famous fruits in Cambodia. This is a type of durian with small seeds, thick flesh, shiny yellow color and contains a lot of fatty flavor. Its taste is not inferior to any type of durian in Vietnam.

10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES

8.   Palm sugar

Palm sugar or Thnot as Cambodians call it is made from the sap of the palm tree, a common plant here. The sugar contains many vitamins and minerals, giving a sweet and refreshing taste.

10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES

9.   Cambodian dessert

Cambodian dessert is diverse with many different types of dessert for you to explore such as steamed pumpkin dessert, jackfruit seed dessert, egg noodles, … but the most famous one is probably steamed pumpkin dessert or num-pà-pơi. Although this is just a snack on hot summer days, it requires the cook to be sophisticated and have many skills.

10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES

10.      Chinese sausage

This is a popular street food in Cambodia and especially in Siem Reap city. Chinese sausage is usually made from pork or beef raised by free-range and natural food methods, so the ratio of lean and fat is balanced. Especially, Chinese sausage is marinated with spices typical of the people of the temple country, this dish has left a lasting impression on many tourists.

10 TRADITIONAL CAMBODIAN CUISINES

Hopefully, through this article, FoodEx Cambodia has helped you have a wonderful journey to explore 10 traditional Cambodian cuisines. This is also considered a special gift that not only shows your appreciation for your loved ones, but also a way to explore and appreciate the deep culinary culture of Cambodia.

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