Khmer Food Recipe: Cambodian Stuffed Chicken Wings (Slab Moan Baok)

Cambodian Street Food: Khmer Stuffed Chicken Wings Everywhere I go in Asia, I always find myself surrounded by food stalls. We push and pull like magnets. I’m on a strict diet of NSMY (not stuffing my face), so I’m always trying to pull away, but always, it pulls me in; like Winnie to his honey pot. I just can’t win. Especially against Cambodian street food; specifically, stuffed chicken wings or stuffed frogs (kang keb baok). Not far from Siem Reap, a locally loved, and popular funfair surrounded by dozens of authentic street food stalls, pulled me in with its alluring scent, and exotic …

How to Make Cambodian Noodle: Num Banh Chok

Num Bahn Chok: Cambodian Rice Noodle While staying with my mother in Cambodia for a few months, I’ve learned to appreciate one of her favorite Cambodian food, a traditional breakfast called num banh chok or Cambodian noodle –rice noodle served with fish gravy and freshly foraged wild grown Cambodian vegetables (some of which does not have an English name), eaten with a few chilli peppers on the side. Like all our morning breakfast in Cambodia, it’s served at room temperature, in a plastic bag, delivered to our house. No, we did not make the call for delivery. Every morning, our local vendor would …

Num Ansom Chek Recipe: A Popular Cambodian Dessert

In Cambodia, Cambodian New Year is one of our greatest national holidays and during this time most families will be making many Cambodian desserts —Num Ansom Chek is one of the more popular Khmer desserts during this festivity. It is three to four days of festivities, so, therefore, cooking is a large part of our whole morning routine. I remember my mother cutting and prepping everything overnight and waking up earlier than the birds (at 4 am) to start making all the dishes she wants to serve at the local wat (temple) to appease the spirits of our ancestors. And …

Cambodian Chicken Curry Recipe (Somlar Kari Saek Mouan)

Cambodian Chicken Curry: Somlar Kari Saek Mouan One of my favourite Cambodian food recipes is Cambodian Chicken curry recipe, but Cambodian Curry is still very obscure among the many curry recipes. When people think of curry, the first thing that comes to their mind is either Indian curry or Thai’s.  Don’t get me wrong, I love them both although they are quite different in taste. However, my favourite curry has always been Cambodian curry. The fact that I was raised on it may be a small factor, but I think the main reason I love it so much is because …