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Cambodian Food – Come and Get It!

When planning a trip to Cambodia, there is one thing you must not ignore: experiencing the local cuisine and beverages. Cambodia is a tropical country with a variety of exotic ingredients; as a result, Cambodian cuisine has a unique taste.

Cambodians love a stronger sour flavor in their food and dislike very hot food, hence black pepper is favored in cooking over chili peppers, which are normally offered on the side. Fish is a main distinctive dish in Cambodia due to its natural conditions, which include the Tonle Sap Lake. You should try the local cuisine before leaving Cambodia.

What is the famous dish in Cambodia?

Amok is Cambodia’s most famous dish. It’s typically made with chicken, fish, or shrimp, as well as a variety of veggies. Usually, fish is baked with coconut milk, and lemongrass is wrapped in banana leaves. Amok is sometimes served in a hollowed-out coconut with rice on the side. This is comparable to a Thai curry dish, although it’s not quite as spicy. This flavor will stay with you for a long time.

Another popular meal is prahok, which is a fermented Khmer fish paste served with rice. Most foods are flavored with salty paste, which often includes coconut and lemongrass. The fried prahok, which is usually blended with meat (either beef or pork) and chili, is highly recommended. It can also be served as a dip with rice and fresh green vegetables such as cucumbers and eggplants.

You should also try the Beef BBQ (Beef is often skewered or barbecued). Beef Skewered is a popular snack, made from a mixture of beef flavored with lemongrass, sugar, and salt, grilled at high heat and served with papaya and cucumber pickled salads.

Lok Lak has a modest French influence. It’s usually served with lettuce, onion, and chips, as well as a simple dipping sauce prepared from lime juice and black pepper. These two flavors are very popular and may cater to a wide range of tastes.

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Hello, I'm passionate about learning and sharing my experience through Cambodia's culture, tradition, and hidden places. As traveling is part of people's lives, so am the one who can contribute and inspire people from all over the world to see my country.