Influenced by Indian culture, cuisine of Khmer people in Cambodia inherits the quintessence of Indian cuisine and creates new and characterized flavors of their own. Cambodia cuisine shares some similarities with the neighbor of Thailand: curries are among the most common dish in Cambodia though they are less spicy than in Thailand. On the other hand, cuisine of Khmer people has its own characteristics: menu contains more fried vegetables and garlic than cuisine of Thailand. Mekong River, Tonle Sap Lake and a number of streams provide Cambodia with abundant source of fish. As a result, fish is the main ingredient in many Cambodia dishes, making fish become the most important protein in Khmer food. Cambodians have dozens ways of processing fish, each way brings distinctive flavor. Cambodia cuisine includes numerous kinds of noodles, soups, salads, desserts, vegetables, tropical fruits and of course curries. Although there are a variety of noodles, rice is still the major source of glucose. In every meal of Cambodians, there is always a bowl of rice which is often served with at least three other dishes of curries, stir-fried, soups and many vegetables. One of the most outstanding characteristic of Cambodia cuisine is the use of many ingredients: clove, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, lemon grass, galangal, shallot, cilantro, so on which are complexly blended in processing food. Among these ingredients, pungent fermented fish paste with the name pra-hok and fermented prawn paste named as kapi are the most fabulous typical flavor which in commonly used in almost Cambodia cuisine. Overall, savoring Cambodian cuisine is joyful and adventurous experience. With a variety of dishes, typical flavor and nice-setting, Cambodia cuisine will be an interesting and colorful pieces into the beautiful panorama of Cambodia.
Mekong River has brought Cambodian abundant source of marine among which crab are amazingly available. Thanks to this, Cambodians have created a variety of delicious dishes with main material of crab.
As looking at this Sgnou Chruk Bong Kang, you can't help wishing to taste this. This dish not only reflects the richness of Cambodian cuisine but also Cambodia's nature especially water supply of Mekong River.
Korko is a traditional and delicious soup of Khmer people. Korko is a delightful combination with the base ingredient of pumpkin curry.
Broheor is one of must-tasting food in Cambodia due to its amazingly delicious flavor. This soup has main ingredient of prahok - the most common and favorite ingredient in Cambodia.
Nhoim Troyong Chiek is an interesting and delicious salad of Khmer people in Cambodia. The main material of Nhoim Troyong Chiek is banana flower. Nhoim Troyong Chek is a colorful and fanciful dish that absolutely worth trying.
Talking to Cambodian cuisine without mentioning Tom Yam is such a shortcoming. This food is amazingly popular and delicious food in not only Cambodia but also Thailand, Laos and Malaysia.
Nom Ban Chok is a popular and favorite junk food of Cambodians. Like almost other dishes, Nom Ban Chok has curry-based soup which is beautifully combined with noodles and different vegetables.
Mekong River has brought abundant source of fish that encourage Khmer people to create different dishes made from fish. Fish amok is one of the best dishes and most well-known Cambodian dishes.
Trei bung kanh chhet is an example to prove Cambodian's creation in making food. With the same material of fish, Khmer people have created endless list of delicious dish.