Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Leisure

Best Of Khmer Cuisine: Get To Know Some Of The Best Dishes Of Cambodia

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Mar 01, 2017 03:08 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

Although often overshadowed by more big-time countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia, Cambodia still remains a worthy opponent in terms of natural scenery, hospitality, and the amazing food. 

Khmer cuisine is something any traveler must try even once in their lives. The flavors are striking yet balanced, and every plate is sure to wow you every time. Here are some of the best dishes in Cambodia you must definitely not miss out:

Lime-marinated Khmer beef salad. Western salads are all greens and chunky nuts, but the Khmer version is packed with thinly-sliced grilled beef marinated in lime juice and other spices, tossed in a mixture of lemongrass, shallots, garlic, fish sauce, Asian basil, mint, green beans and green pepper. A generous amount of fresh red chilies then finish this flavor-packing dish.

Lort Cha. These stir-fried noodles may look not that appetizing to first-timers, but when you take a bite all your doubts will most likely melt away. The noodles are short and fat, and when they are cooked in a wok, it absorbs the flavor from the sauces put in the dish, making sure every bite is a mouthful of goodness. This is toppped with a fried egg, chili paste, and sweet chili sauce.

Fish amok. This dish uses slok ngor, a local herb commonly found in the soil of Cambodia. Fish amok is basically a fish mousse, made with fresh coconut milk, lemongrass, turmeric root, garlic, shallots, galangal and fingerroot. The striking flavor of the spices is something to get used to--this is what makes Khmer cuisine stand out among the rest.

Bai Sach Chrouk. To the Western culture, barbecue is served during dinner or maybe even lunch-but Khmer cuisine features barbecued pork in their daily breakfast. This is not made of thick slabs of ribs or tenderloin--the pork is cut up thinly and marinated in garlic, soy sauce and coconut milk, which is then grilled after to get caramelized. A generous serving of the barbecued pork is put on top of rice, complete with cucumbers and green tomatoes on the side.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

Tags
Khmer Cuisine, cambodian food
© 2023 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2023 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics