Breakfast-time in Phnom Penh starts around six in the morning, but the street food stands don’t start really hopping until seven. Most of them serve until they run out at around nine. One of the most popular breakfasts — in addition to Khmer noodles — is bai sach chrouk, or pork with rice. This is … read the full post
Nom banh chok is a quintessential Khmer dish, loved by locals and tourists alike. The dish, which is similar to Thai kanom jeen, consists of rice noodles topped with a green fish gravy and heaps of fresh green beans, bean sprouts, banana flower, cucumbers and other greens. The noodles are laboriously made in the provinces … read the full post
Every time I have visitors from out of town I rack my brains trying to think of the perfect place to take them to eat and sample the local fare. Khmer cuisine, with its fermented fishy flavours, can be difficult for those who aren’t familiar with it, and many local restaurants only serve a few … read the full post
Enjoy this series of photos taken in Cambodia’s beautiful Battambang. Read our story on how to spend a weekend there here.
For those interested in learning more about Khmer cuisine, the Smokin’ Pot restaurant in Battambang offer what they say is the longest-running cooking course in Cambodia. The restaurant has been open for 11 years and they’ve been teaching tourists how to cook Khmer-style since the beginning. The owner of the restaurant, Vannak Robie, runs the … read the full post
Like so many other Khmers, Narin Seng Jameson fled Cambodia in 1972 during the midst of the Khmer Rouge regime. Growing up in Cambodia she hung around the family kitchen in Phnom Penh and waited to be chased out by the cook. But she had never prepared Cambodian food herself, and when she moved to … read the full post