Exploring the Culture Through Food – An Insight into Cambodian Culture

Located in between two renowned culinary heavyweights, Thailand and Vietnam, Khmer cuisine makes a statement on its own. The local flavours you get to explore are unique and full of surprises. This journey of discovering the culture through Cambodian food isn’t to be missed.

 

Amok

Commonly referred to as the emblem of Cambodian food, amok is the national dish of Cambodia. There are various versions of amok, however, fish amok is the most popular! Found easily in almost all restaurants in Siem Reap, this delicacy is a creamy and rich curry like sauce made from Chinese ginger, turmeric root, garlic, shallots and lemongrass, served with a side of rice.

 

Lap Khmer

This dish is a lime marinated beef salad. The thinly sliced pieces of beef are either cooked or seared and dressed with lemongrass, shallots, fish sauce and topped with chillies!

 

Kdam Chea

Fried crab is what this dish is, famous in the seaside town of Kep. It’s worth visiting this seaside town just for this dish, however, restaurants such as Chi Restaurant & Bar serve similar amazing seafood dishes if you cannot travel all the way!

 

Cha Houy Teuk

A jelly dessert that’s a favourite among the locals; bright coloured jelly, combined with sago, coconut cream and bleached mung beans, this dessert is served with shaved ice!

 

Kuyteav

A breakfast speciality that rises above the rest; Kuyteay. A tasty broth made from pork bones with vermicelli on top along with a few vegetables and garnish, kuyteav isn’t your usual breakfast! Make sure you savour this during your trip to Cambodia.

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Enjoy the Flavours of Cambodian Food – A Toothsome Experience!

Cambodian cuisine is hands down one of the most palatable cuisines in the world. You could savour extremely spicy, sweet, sour and foods items with all kinds of flavours in Cambodia. Read on to about 4 dishes to get the full “Cambodian food experience”!

 

Fish Amok

Being one of the signature dishes of Cambodian food culture, Fish Amok is a creamy curry that is made with diced pieces of freshwater fish, rich and creamy coconut milk, sugar, fish sauce, milk, eggs and and assortment of spices. The dish is cooked the traditional way that is by steaming it in ban leaf shaped like a bowl.

 

Pepper Crab

This is a popular dish served in most of the restaurants in Siem Reap the likes of Chi Restaurant & Bar and many others. This is basically freshly caught crab stir-fried and seasoned with salt and a generous amount of pepper.

 

Kuy team

This is a staple soup dish that is loved by many. It is made from beef or pork bones and vermicelli. Ingredients such as garlic, ginger, shallots, bean sprouts and a variety of aromatic herbs are also added to the broth and it is served with chilli paste hoisin sauce, and a wedge of lime.

 

Chicken and banana flower Salad

This is a light and refreshing dish that is ideal to beat the midday heat. This simple dish is made from slices of chicken breast, fried shallots garlic, garlic, chillies and lemongrass and a handful of crunchy banana blossom flower. When all the ingredients are mixed together you end up with a decadent and crunchy salad. The salad is served with a tangy squeeze of lime.

 

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Must-Try Food Items in Seychelles – Top Delicacies to Sample in Seychelles

As a fusion of various Asian and regional cuisines, Seychellois food is reliant both on spices and coconut cream as it is in the abundantly available seafood varieties.

Smoked Fish Salad

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Grilled Fish

This delectable dish is not only a delicacy locals enjoy quite frequently but a tried and true favourite of seasoned visitors as well. Grilling the fish to perfection on hot coals powered by coconut husks allows the flesh to cook evenly while retaining a crispy exterior.

Coconut Curries

Curries in Seychelles come in all forms but one staple that every curry requires is thick coconut cream. From vegetables to certain types of fruits it is difficult to find meat and fish varieties that are not carried in the island nation. Those dining in a resort restaurant in Praslin whether it’s one located at Berjaya Praslin Resort or any other will find many curries featured on buffer menus.

Lentils

While humble lentil dishes may be a common feature in local dinner tables, tourists will find the taste and the nutritional value of lentils a true surprise in Seychellois cuisine. Unlike dhal in the Indian subcontinent, the most popular lentil in Seychelles is red lentils which must be boiled in water to form a thick paste. Onions, garlic and ginger are used to enhance the flavour of lentils across Seychelles.

Smoked Fish Salad

Often used as a traditional method of preserving fish, smoked fish is a staple in every local household’s the key ingredient of this cold salad, the fish is tossed in with mangoes and papayas to create this delectable snack or starter.

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