What's on the Khmer Table
Trip Start Sep 03, 2007
104Trip End Apr 06, 2011
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Here is a list with photos of what I sampled. Of course there is a wide variety of dishes out there waiting to be discovered on my next trips.....:)
*West Lake Beef Mince Soup - this was delicious! Beef mince, fresh ginger, loads of tofu and a rich broth.
*Black Chicken Broth - a rich earthy broth with bits of black chicken.
We shared this at a local chinese place for brekkie on the first morning along with some prawn and pork dumplings.
Purple weed scrable egg with minced beef soup - interesting and tasty
Saute garlic paste with Kale - what can I say garlic! Kale! Yum!
Banh Mi - Vietnamese baguette slathered with pate, pickled daikon and carrot, cucumbers, processed meats, mayonaise and coriander
Chaing Mai Noodle soup - the famous soup of Northern Thailand . Red curry paste, coconut milk and topped with raw garlic, pickled mustard leaves and shallots and of course crispy noodles.
Crab Foo Yong - omlette with crab and an oyster sauce (we had this with the Chaing Mai Noodle soup)
Muslim Beef Curry- thick with coconut cream and peanuts, this was velvety smooth. Served with bread to mop up the sauce.
Sugar Cane juice - refreshing on a hot day
Teuk krolohk - Fruit Juice - Street side stalls make yummy fruit shakes usually blended with sweetened condensed milk. They may use a combination of any of the following: banana, pineapple, mango, durian, dragon fruit, lime, rambutans, lychee, watermelon, star fruit, mandarin, choko, longan (smaller and less fragrant than a lychee), guava (also eaten green more than ripe) and mangosteen. Depending what is available at the time.
Prahok - pungent type of fermented fish paste. Used in many dishes or as a dip, it can be mixed with meat or served with vegetables like cucumbers and eggplants. We got it in Kampot wet markets and it was mixed with pork and chilli and mixed with some steamed rice it was out of this world!
Caramelised pork - self explained - we had this with the prahok above.
Prawn cake - I found this prawn cakes that were similar to a muffin with prawns on top....I am sure they are made with rice flour...and were quite tasty. Scott and I had one bite each :)
Spring Rolls - we had some bad ones in Kampot and had one in PP at the bike shop freshly cooked by the owners which was to die for!
Fish Amok - this was more like a sauce based fish rather than the paste and steamed that I have had before...still delicious though!
Ban chiao - Khmer version of the vietnamese banh xeo. Crepe wrapped around pork mince, beansprouts and peanuts.
Loc Lac - tender seared beef served with fresh red onions, lettuce, cucumbers and tomates with crushed black pepper and lime juice
Bobor - Cambodian rice soup - served with pork/chicken/beef and coriander and morning glory (well that is how I had it at Jasmine Valley)
Crab in Kampot Pepper - succulent crab with nubs of fresh green kampot pepper sauce.....
Squid in Spices - tender pieces of squid with lemongrass, lime and chilli
Prawns in Kampot Pepper - same as for the crab above!
Snapper in garlic and soy sauce
Yao hon - A Khmer-style hot pot - beef, napa cabbage, rice noodles, loads of other vegetables, condensed milk, and other random cow parts (intestines etc) - this was the highlight of my last night at a local house!
Lotus Seeds - I brought 3 pods of fresh lotus seeds and we popped the pods out, peeled off the skin and ate the flesh inside...not a bad snack
Osso Bucco - remember the marrow sucking incident :)
Risotto - self explanatory