Discover Cambodian cuisine with stunning foods

Colorful and attractive - Those are tourists' reviews about Cambodian cuisine. Dishes of this Southeast Asian country, in a way, aren't easy to enjoy due to their weird flavor. But trust me! You will be captivated by them if you are brave enough to try every dish. Now let's discover some well-known delicacies of Cambodian cuisine with this article. Discover Cambodian cuisine with stunning foods.

Prahok

Prahok is a kind of sauce made from the prepared, salted fish and then contained in sealed jars in several months. This is a traditional dish in Cambodian cuisine.

Discover Cambodian cuisine with stunning foods
Prahok - The traditional dish of Cambodian cuisine
Prahok is kind of sauce made from the prepared, salted fish and then contained in sealed jars in several months. This is a traditional dish in Cambodian cuisine.

Prahok is very salty because it is marinated with only salt. This is the indispensable raw material for processing noodle soups and many other dishes of Cambodia.

Bai Sach Chrouk

Every morning, eateries in Phnom Penh become noisy due to the voice of customers ordering Bai Sach Chrouk - a type of rice with pork in Cambodian cuisine. This dish is relatively simple processed. Beside the bowl of white rice is thinly sliced pork which marinated with coconut milk and grilled over charcoal.

Discover Cambodian cuisine with stunning foods
Bai Sach Chrouk - The favorite food of Cambodians
This dish is usually served with a few slices of cucumber and a little chili. It looks stunning, doesn't it?

Amok

Amok is one of the famous delicacies and considered the essence of Cambodian cuisine. This dish is full of flavor symbolizing Cambodian cuisine: from the sweetness of jaggery, the fatty sweetness of coconut water to the faint smell of Prahok lightly scented with banana leaves.

The essence of Cambodian cuisine found in Amok
Ingredients for chicken amok include chicken breasts, coconut and a special spice in the kitchen of Cambodians. For Cambodians, chicken amok is great to eat while they drink wine. But to eat amok with rice is also very tasty. This rustic dish is usually put in the coconut. Once tasting it, you must eat slowly to feel the full combination of chicken and coconut melting gradually in your mouth.

Nom Banh Chok

The national dish of Cambodia - Nom Banh Chok
It is dubbed the "national dish" of Cambodian cuisine. This noodle is made from fermented rice with fish curry sauce, lime leaves and turmeric. Nom Banh Chok is often served with raw vegetables, sprouts, cucumber and spicy chili sauce.

Grilled food

For Cambodians, grilling is a way of food processing which is so popular. You may see grilled food around this Southeast Asian country. Almost all eateries or restaurants have a flaming brazier right outside the door.

Discover Cambodian cuisine with stunning foods
It's easy to enjoy grilled food everywhere in Cambodia
Grilled foods are also plentiful and diverse. From the delicious grilled seafood full of nutrients to bushmeat full of fascinating spices. Especially, grilled belostomatid is a dish you should try when coming to this country.

Insects - The quintessence of Cambodian cuisine

Insects may be dishes that make many international tourists fear when they enjoy Cambodian cuisine. However, those are so tasty and nutritious dishes favored by locals.

Taste some foods made from insects to feel the quintessence of Cambodian cuisine
Insects may be dishes that make many international tourists fear when they enjoy Cambodian cuisine. However, those are so tasty and nutritious dishes favored by locals.

The insects from ants, spiders, scorpions, belostomatid, stink bugs ...are processed into the dishes with full nutrients. After overcoming fears, many diners are interested in these insect dishes.

One of the favorite dishes of Cambodians is Skuon spider. In the commercial market Phsar Leu, you can see peddlers with a tray full of fried spiders. Spiders are crispy roasted outward but soft and porous inner.

Jaggery

Palm tree is said to be the typical plant of Cambodia. It is very useful in human life. Palm leaves are used for roofing while water extracted from flowers is used for making jaggery.

Jaggery is used make sweet soups or as an additive in Cambodia
Jaggery is condensed into small pellets to make sweet soups or additives in cooking. This is also a souvenir chosen by a lot of visitors. Jaggery is widely sold in markets or food stalls and often wrapped in palm leaves.

From palm tree, Cambodians can make two stunning drinks. One is a light wine type, one is jaggery water directly extracted by palm trees. These drinks are naturally tasty but they should be used within the time of a day.

If you have more time, please try to taste more delicious foods of Cambodian cuisine. If not, still try to enjoy at least good dishes I mentioned above. Have fun with you journey!

Discover Cambodian cuisine with stunning foods

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