Cambodian Cuisine, Food & Recipes

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Cambodian (Khmer) cuisine is one of the world's oldest, with a focus on simplicity, freshness, seasonality and regionalism. Khmer food has earned respect for its restrained use of spices, its harmonious arrangement of contrasting flavours, textures and temperatures within the overall meal rather than a single dish, and its elegant presentation of dishes with an abundance of herbs, leaves, pickles, dipping sauces, edible flowers and other garnishes and condiments.

Cambodian's staple food is rice, consumed by most Cambodians with all meals. There are many cooking styles and techniques. Appparently, Cambodians eat more rice per person than than any other race in the world! Like Thais, the Cambodian phrase for "Have you eaten?" is "Have you yet eaten rice yet?".

There are over a hundred words and phrases for rice in the Cambodian language, and 100's of varieties of indigenous rice. Aside from the fragrant jasmine-scented Malis rice, there are numerous strains of wild, brown and sticky rice.

Sticky rice is frequently eaten as a dessert with slices of fruit such as mango, served with sweetened coconut milk.

Rice snacks are available all day from street vendors of deep-fried rice cakes, garnished with chives and spinach. For breakfast, Cambodians enjoy the famous rice noodle soup (kuyteav) or rice porridge. Plain white rice is served with most family meals, usually with grilled fresh-water fish, soup, and an array of fresh seasonal herbs, salad leaves and vegetables.

Cambodian Vegetarian Recipes

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Like most Asian countries, Cambodia has its share of vegetarian recipes on offer, a few tasty items are listed here; Five Vegetable Stir-fry Fragrant-Eggplant Num Ta Leng Sap (Khmer Vegetarian Pancake) Tohu Char Kreoung . (Soy Gluten Rolls With Spicy Lemon Grass )  Salor Kor-Ko Sap … [Read more...]

Cambodian Sauces Recipes

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A selection of authentic Cambodian sauce recipes: dipping sauces, curry sauces, mango salsa, coconut sauce and salad dressing... Salad Dressing Lemon Grass Curry Sauce Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce Tirk trey chu p'em (Sweet fish sauce) Tirk umpel (Tamarind sauce) Tirk kreoung pahok … [Read more...]

Cambodian Meat Recipes

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Authentic Cambodian cuisine includes an array of delicious meat recipes for fish, pork and chicken, using curries, spices, local condiments, fruit and vegetables; Aioan Chua Noeung Phset Kretni Cambogee Beef Red Beef Curry Cambogee Eggplant with Pork & Shrimp Coconut Fish Curry … [Read more...]

Cambodian (Khmer) Ingredients

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 Many ingredients in Cambodian recipes are similar to those used in adjacent countries; Rice paddy herb. Ma-om Fishwort. Chee poel trey Sweet basil leaves. Chee_korhom Asian coriander. Xang_hum Chive Ka-chay Pepper mint. Chee ankam derm Cilantro. Chee van_suy Chen … [Read more...]

Cambodian Desserts Recipes

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Traditional Cambodian desserts (Khmer sweets) include taro and rice-based puddings and custards. Dishes using both bananas and mango are also popular; Kuay Namuan Banana Rice Pudding Boua Loy Coconut Custard Mung Bean Pudding Chet Ang Nung Tirk Doung Grilled Banana With Coconut … [Read more...]

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