Compared to its neighboring Thailand, Cambodia is less popular in terms of food publicity. But Cambodia actually has more than those written on websites and paper when it talks about food.
Here are the special dishes ones should taste on their tour of Cambodia
Red tree ants with beef and holy basil
Insects are of course eaten all over Southeast Asia, if you have never tried them, Cambodia is possibly the best place to start. Insects are a very common dish in Cambodia. You will find all sorts of insects on the menu at every restaurant in this country. Ants of various sizes, some barely visible and others almost an inch long are stir- fried with ginger, lemongrass, garlic, shallots and thinly sliced beef. It is served with plain rice though sometimes a portion of any larvae is included for extra flavor. Often served as an accompaniment to alcohol, red tree ants shallots then added to wafer- thin beef and heaps of chilies, producing a salty, sour dish which is actually not bad until you realize you are eating ants. You will never forget this special flavor. Indochina tours
Beef saraman curry
Made with spices including coriander and cardamom, this braised beef dish reflects Indian influences and is beloved throughout Cambodia. While it shares a very similar curry paste base with the Thai Massaman curry, it differs with the use of dry roasted coconut, a signature ingredient of Beef Rendang. The coconut makes for a much thicker sauce. This is meant to be eaten as part of a multi- dish meal served with rice at big celebrations, national holidays and weddings. It is a traditional Khmer peanut and beef curry, another must- try if you are a fan of curry. Tours in Cambodia
Somlo machu trey
This sweet and sour soup with fish is popular in many households in Cambodia. What makes this dish popular in every corner of Cambodia is that it is very easy to make and really does have a delicious flavor. Its ingredients include fish, garlic, lemongrass, celery, tamarind juice, bean sprouts, pineapple and then seasoned with sugar, fish sauce and salt. This soup has a sweet, bitter and spicy taste. Additional fact that you can add some twist on the dish this can be mixed up with some fresh green herbs and hot chili peppers on top. It is also considered as one of Cambodian national dishes.
Cambodia is a country which is slowly finding its way onto the culinary map after many years in the wilderness. Come and enjoy it.