Cuisine Khmer Using Various Kinds Of Herbs
Although the cuisine is Khmer not as famous as Thailand, but actually for many tourists the same treatment with cuisine from some of its neighbors, it’s just the cuisine of Khmer is not too spicy, and somehow feels different from the cuisines of its neighbors to the east, Vietnam.
foreign Influences such as from China, France, India, Java, Vietnam is also shaping some of the cuisines of Khmer. This can be seen from the statement of chef Cambodia, Nadia de Monteiro in a booklet titled “Cambodia on a Plate” which states that the ancient Javanese and Indian have influenced the cuisine Khmer: “From India, by way of Java”. More Info about similar quotes from the Chef Khmer Nadia de Monteiro, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
the Cuisine of Khmer using a wide variety of seasonings, such as garlic, ginger, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, red bottom, tamarind, turmeric, a little chili, and so on. One of the dishes famous is Amok, in the form of (usually) steamed fish with a mixture of spices called Kroeung (garlic, ginger, lemongrass, turmeric, little pepper, etc.) and coconut milk, then wrapped with banana leaves. Amok can also be made with tofu for the vegetarian. Like most countries in Asia, the people of Khmer are also accustomed to eating their main dishes with rice (bai in the Khmer language).
the popular Cuisine Khmer other is Lok Lak (beef mince fried). Lok Lak is delicious this is believed to come from Vietnam and is usually served with a mixture of fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers, lettuce, etc. Food is also served with a little sauce of lime juice mixed with black pepper and salt.
People of Cambodia also have a dish mixed with meat and fresh fruits such as Cha Trie Cheimouy Sway, fried fish mixed with mango (see photo below).
local food Prices are usually around 5,000 to 10,000 Riel, depending on the type of restaurant.
French Influence in the cuisine of Khmer can be aware of French bread, baguette, which is sold in food stalls.
For visitors who want to enjoy the cuisine from their own country, it is not a problem, because there are a lot of restaurants that provide cuisine Asian, Western, and cuisine for vegetarians. There are also fast-food restaurants that sell donuts, pizza, etc. As information, a small pizza (for one person) costs around US$ 3.
People of Cambodia have a snack or dessert, such as grilled banana or the local people call it the Chak Ang, sticky rice with coconut milk, various kinds of tropical fruits, such as coconut (dwong), durian (thoo-rian), mango (sway), papaya (le-hong), etc.
There are a lot of soda drinks which are quite famous in Cambodia, so did the beer-imported beer. Local beer available on the market is the “Angkor” and “Bayon”. Almost every restaurant provides beer or alcoholic beverages. Visitors also will not be difficult to find bottled mineral water is available very easily.
Coffee is a Khmer is served with or without milk is also one of the favorite drink of local people. Some visitors will probably love it, some are not.
price Information: sugar cane drink for 1,000 Riel, a can of soft drink US$ 1, local coffee around 4,000 Riel, beer around 5,000 Riel, and a small bottle of mineral water about 2,000 Riel. These prices can be different, depending on where You buy it.
Toup Aha Toch Toch (Toup)
in addition to the local restaurant with a nice standard, You will also find the local food stall on the street which is called Toup Aha Toch Toch. In these areas, You will find the price of real food and the prices are very affordable by most of the people of Cambodia, although cleanliness and hygiene may not correspond with the “Your standards”. Therefore, You should carefully assess before deciding to order or eat the food.