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Flavourful Cambodian Dishes

Cambodia is situated in Southeast Asia. It shares its land boundary with Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. They also feature natural landscapes that attract local and foreign tourists. But your journey in Cambodia would not be complete without tasting the nation’s flavourful dishes. Compared with its neighboring countries, Cambodian dishes offer milder and distinct flavours.

 

Fish Amok

Fish Amok

Fish Amok. Source: Flickr

 

Fish amok is the nation’s most famous dish. It is a creamy dish that is made up of coconut milk, fish sauce, eggs, sugar, and salt. The served dish is wrapped in banana leaves and usually combined with steamed rice that satisfies anyone’s hunger and cravings.

 

Chicken and Banana Flower Salad

 

This salad dish consists of sliced chicken and a variety of ingredients such as banana blossom, garlic, fried shallots, and lime lemongrass. It is usually eaten together with main dishes of Cambodian people.

 

Kampot Pepper Crabs

Kampot Pepper Crabs

Kampot Pepper Crabs. Source: Flickr

 

Kampot pepper crabs is a dish usually served in the property town of Kep. Being known for its abundant marine life, Kep has been providing fresh and most excellent crabs in their crab market. Aside from crabs, the dish is made up of black peppercorns, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and fish sauce. For the best experience, it is best to combine it with rice. The unique flavour of the dish creates savoury and garlicky taste.

 

Nom Banh Chok

Nom Banh Chok

Nom Banh Chok. Source: Flickr

 

Being labeled as one of the familiar and favourite foods of Cambodians, Nom Banh Chok is a truly must eat while enjoying your stay in the country. It consists of thin rice noodles and sauce made up of bean sprouts, cucumber, basil, and banana flowers.

 

Num Banh Chao

 

Num Banh Chao is the Cambodian version of a crepe. Aside from the usual main ingredients of this food, this version has rice as one of its elements. It also has coconut milk and turmeric. For the fillings, locals usually add various vegetables (carrots, onions, bean sprouts) and minced meat (pork and shrimp.

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