Cambodian cuisine, what is it?
Cambodian cuisine, what is it ?
A little lesser known than its Thai or Vietnamese neighbors, Cambodian cuisine is
nevertheless not to be left out. It brings together influences from all over the Asian
continent, making it fresh and enjoyable. There are, sometimes, even some French
There are two basic foods: rice and fish. There are also many soups and vegetables. So no
stress for your diet, the fat is conspicuously absent.
As for meals, the Cambodians usually take three meals a day. Street food is a very developed
concept in the country, so the trend is to nibble all day. You will discover original dishes,
watch out for tarantulas or scorpions, these must be moderately eaten!
Baguette in France, porridge in England and what about specialties in Cambodia?
Prahok is one of the country’s specialties. It is a paste made from salted fish that is fermented and then crushed. Don’t be misled by its smell, it is a must! Some Khmer restaurants serve it with rice and vegetables. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed…
Unavoidable typical dishes !
We give you some tips on the specialties of Cambodian cuisine, however, we don’t tell you everything, we prefer to let you discover by yourself all the richness of this gastronomy…
Samla chapek: it is a pork soup with ginger. It’s very popular in the country. It can be eaten at any time.
Amok trey: this popular dish is made of fish or chicken according to your taste, often accompanied by coconut milk and spices. It should be served in a small banana leaf.
The bai sach chrouk: This grilled pork rice is available at every corner; some people even consider it as the typical breakfast.
The kdam chaa: some fish with fried crab and green pepper! You will find this dish in coastal cities like Kep. It’s a combination of sweet and spicy. Don’t miss it if you’re going in the
We are done with the dishes; you will have to discover the rest by yourselves …
And last but not least, we talked about vegetables, but what about fruits?
Awareness will be necessary regarding your consumption, but don’t worry there is nothing
to forego. You will find fruits such as papaya, mango or coconut. On a more local side, you
can taste dragon fruit or milk apples, mangosteen or rambutan.
Important to know : always peel what you eat !
Come on, let’s stop for good, we’ve already told you too much! Let yourself be won by your
curiosity and join us in this country rich by its diversity.
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Au Cambodge, il existe des coutumes et traditions parfois insolites à connaître absolument avant de visiter ce pays. Sans aucun doute, vous vous régalerez en lisant cet article.