Khmer Food Popular dishes

  • Amok trey (អាម៉ុកត្រី) - Fish covered with kroeung and coconut milk, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.
  • Ansom chek (អន្សមចេក) - A cylindrical rice cake wrapped in banana leaves and filled with bananas (sweet). There is also a savoury version filled with pork and mung bean paste called ansom chrook (សន្សមជ្រូក).
  • Babar (បបរ) - A type of congee or rice porridge, plain or usually with chicken or pork served with fresh bean sprouts and green onions. (Babar Praey - salted Congee)
  • Bai cha (បាយឆា) - A Khmer variation of fried rice which includes Chinese sausages[citation needed], garlic, soy sauce, and herbs, usually eaten with pork[citation needed].
  • Banh chiao (ព៉ាញ់ឆៅ) - The Khmer version of the Vietnamese dish bánh xèo.
  • Ban hoaw (បាញ់ហយ) - Steamed rice vermicelli noodles with mint, crushed peanuts, pickled vegetables, and deep fried egg rolls, cut into bite sized pieces, lathered in sweet fish sauce.
  • Bok L'hong (បុកល្ហុង) - Khmer green papaya salad, pounded in a mortar and pestle. Related to Laotian Tam mak hoong, the salad may include the herb kantrop, asian basil, string beans, roasted peanuts, cherry tomatoes, salted preserved small crabs, smoked or dried fish, and chili peppers. Mixed with a savory dressing of lime juice, fish sauce and/or prahok.
  • Caw (ខ ឬសម្លខ) - A braised pork or chicken and egg stew flavored in caramelized palm sugar. It may contain tofu or bamboo shoots. A typical Khmer Krom dish, who are ethnic Khmer indigenous to southern Vietnam, this dish is similar to the Vietnamese dish of Thịt Kho and the Filipino dish called Humba.
  • Cha knyey (ឆាខ្ញី) - A spicy dish of meat stir fried with julienne ginger root, black pepper, and fresh jalapeños or fresh peppers.
  • Jroak sway (ជ្រក់ស្វាយ) - Unripe julienned mango salad flavored with fish sauce and peppers. Usually served as a side dish with fried or baked fish and rice.
  • Ka tieu (គុយទាវ) - This traditional pork broth based noodle soup dish is a popular dish in Cambodia. It is served with the garnishes of fresh bean sprouts, chopped green onions and cilantro.
  • Kralan (ក្រឡាន)- A cake made from steamed rice mixed with beans or peas, grated coconut and coconut milk.
  • Loc Lac (ឡុកឡាក់) - Stir-fried cubed beef served with fresh red onions, served on a bed of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes and dipped in a sauce consisting of lime juice[7] and/or black pepper.[8] It is the Cambodian version of the Vietnamese Bò lúc lắc.
  • Lou - Cambodian thick short noodles, with added eggs and chicken, eaten mainly with fish sauce.
  • Mee Katang (មីកាតាំង)- Wide rice noodles in an oyster sauce typically stir fried with eggs, baby corn, carrots, Chinese broccoli, mushrooms and a choice of meat, usually beef. This dish is similar to the Thai dish rad na.
  • Mee M'poang - crispy yellow noodles served under a gravy sauce of eggs, carrots, Chinese broccoli, bok choy and a meat.
  • Ngam nguv (ឡុកឡាក់)- A chicken soup flavored with whole preserved lemons.
  • Num Yip- yellow star like dessert made of egg yolk, flour, and sugar.
  • Num Yip- yellow star like dessert made of egg yolk, flour, and sugar.
  • Samlor kari (សម្លការី) - A traditional spicy coconut chicken curry with a soupy consistency, often cooked with sweet potatoes, julienned onion, and bamboo shoot. The soup is also used as a dipping sauce for fresh baguettes.
  • Samlor machu (សម្លម្ជូរយួន) - A popular sour soup with a tamarind base. Includes meat such as chicken or fish, tomatoes, lotus roots, water greens, herbs and may be flavored with prahok.[10][11] It is derived from the Vietnamese sour soup canh chua.
  • Sankya Lapov (សង់ខ្យាល្ពៅ) - A dessert made of pumpkin and coconut flan.
  • Yao hon or yaohon (យ៉ៅហ៊ន) - A Khmer-style hot pot for dipping beef, shrimp, spinach, dill, napa cabbage, rice noodles and mushrooms. It is similar to the Japanese sukiyaki, however, it is derived from Chinese hot pot.
  • Num Ppang Chen (literally Chinese Bread): Spring onion bread often referred as Chinese pizza. It combines Chineses and French styles foods. It is flat and bake and fry simultaneously rather than simply being fry like its Chinese counterpart.
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Khmer Food Noodles

Many elements of Cambodian noodle dishes were inspired by Chinese and Vietnamese cooking despite maintaining a distinct Khmer variation. Prahok is never used with noodle dishes. Rice stick noodles are used in mee katang (មីកាតាំង), which is a Cambodian variation of chǎo fěn with gravy. Unlike the Chinese styled chǎo fěn, the noodles are plated under the stir fry beef and vegetables and topped off with scrambled eggs. Burmese style noodles (មីកុឡា - Mee Kola) is a vegetarian dish made from thin rice stick noodles, steamed and cooked with soy sauce and garlic chives. This is served with pickled vegetables Jroak (ជ្រក់), julienned eggs, and sweet garlic fish sauce garnished with crushed peanuts. Mi Cha (មីឆា) is stir fried egg noodles.
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Khmer Food Meat

Fish is the most common form of meat in Khmer cuisine; much of it is freshwater fish derived from the Tonlé Sap, which fish forms 60% of the Cambodian intake of proteins. Dried salted fish known as trei ngeat (ត្រីងៀត) are a favourite with plain rice porridge. The popular Khmer dish called amok uses a kind of catfish steamed in a savoury coconut-based curry. Pork is quite popular in making sweet Khmer sausages known as twah ko (ត្វារគោ). Beef and chicken are stewed, grilled or stir fried. Seafood includes an array of shellfish like clams, cockles, crayfish, shrimp and squid. Lobsters are not commonly eaten because of their price, but middle class and rich Cambodians enjoy eating them at Sihanoukville. Duck roasted in Chinese char siu style is popular during festivals. More unusual varieties of meat include frog, turtle, and various arthropods like tarantulas; these would be difficult to find in Khmer cuisine abroad, but are used in everyday dishes in Cambodia.
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Khmer Food Fruits

Fruits in Cambodia are so popular that they have their own royal court. The durian is considered the "king," the mangosteen the "queen," sapodilla the "prince" and the milk fruit (phlai teuk doh ko) the "princess." Other popular fruits include: the jan fruit, kuy fruit, romduol, pineapple, star apple, rose apple, coconut, palmyra fruit, jackfruit, papaya, watermelon, banana, mango and rambutans. Although fruits are usually considered desserts, some fruits such as ripe mangoes, watermelon, and pineapples are eaten commonly with heavily salted fish with plain rice. Fruits are also made into beverages called tuk kolok (ទឹក កលក់), mostly shakes. Popular fruits for shakes are durian, mangoes, bananas.
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Khmer Food Vegetables

Many vegetables used in Khmer cuisine are also used in Chinese cuisine. Unusual vegetables such as winter melon, bitter melon, luffa, and yardlong beans can be found in soups and stews. Oriental squash can be stewed, stir fried or sweetened and steamed with coconut milk as a dessert. Vegetables like mushrooms, cabbage, baby corn, bamboo shoots, fresh ginger, kai-lan ("Chinese broccoli"), snow peas, and bok choy are commonly used in many different stir fry dishes. Together these are known by the generic term chha (ឆា). Banana blossoms are sliced and added to some noodle dishes like nom banh chok.
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