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Speaking of Southeast Asian cuisines, Thailand and Vietnam will certainly be two countries talked about the most. Cambodian cuisine is usually overlooked by international visitors. However, once travelers taste it, they would be impressed by the unique flavor of this country. Hereunder is the list of 6 dishé that tourists should try when visiting Cambodia with tours Indochina

  1. Bai sach Choruk:

Chrouk is always on the streets of Cambodia in the early morning. This is a simple and very popular dish in Cambodia. Chrouk consists of white rice served with thinly sliced pork, which is marinated in coconut milk or garlic and grilled on charcoal, so that the spices is slowly permeable into meat, thereby, meat has a sweet flavor and natural aroma. It is accompanied by a bowl of broth cooked from chicken, a small bowl of fresh cucumber and red radish pickled with ginger.

Bai sach Choruk

Bai sach Choruk- source: internet

  1. Amok:

Amok is a dish full of special taste of Cambodia. It is made from jaggery, coconut milk, prohok sauce and usually wrapped in banana leaves. Typical amok dishes are amok chicken, amok fish… Amok fish is usually made from globefish or catfish. Sauce, sugar and eggs are whipped into a mixture. Then that mixture is boiled and sprinkled to raw fillet fish. It is added some slok Ngor leaves, a local herb. In the end, it is wrapped by banana leaves and steamed.


Amok- source: internet

  1. Khmer red curry:

Less spicy than curry of neighboring country – Thailand, Cambodian red curry is usually made from beef, chicken or fish, eggplant, green beans, potatoes, fresh coconut milk, citronella and very little peppers, so it is easier to eat than Thai curry. Red curries are often served with bread – influenced by French. This dish is often used for special occasions in Cambodia such as weddings, family gatherings and religious holidays including Pchum Ben, or ancestral worship day – the occasion for Cambodian people to offer special dishes to the monks. Cambodia tour packages

  1. Lap Khmer:

Lap is the name of Cambodian beef salad, which consists of thinly sliced beef or rare beef marinated with lemon juice, mixed with lemongrass, dried onion, garlic, fish sauce herbs and, of course, lots of fresh peppers. This is a favorite dish served with alcohol for Cambodian men.

Lap Khmer

Lap Khmer- source: internet

  1. Nom Banh Chok:

Nom banh chok is very popular food in Cambodia, so in English it is simply called Khmer Noodle. As a typical breakfast dish, visitors can find this dish sold on the street pavement. Nom chok consists of rice noodles with water made from traditional spices, fresh mint, banana, cucumber and other green vegetables.

Nom Banh Chok

Nom Banh Chok- source: internet

  1. Kdăm Chaa (fried crab):

Fried crab is a specialty dish in coastal towns in Cambodia. An indispensable spice of this dish is the Kampot pepper. Kampot pepper is a famous spice of gourmets all over world. This pepper is available in supermarkets in many countries but visitors can only enjoy unique flavor of these fresh green peppers in Cambodia. If you have the opportunity to travel coastal areas of Cambodia, do not forget to enjoy the fried crab with garlic and pepper.

When traveling to Cambodia, in addition to the famous temples, tourists must try local dishes to understand and enjoy traditional culture of this country.

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