Khmer Food Recipe: Ginger Fish with Salted Soybean (Trey Chean Choun)

Cambodian ginger fish is crispy fried fish topped with ginger and salted soybean; it’s crispy, tangy with a hint of sweetness and a lot of bite. However, I think ginger is one of those food items where either you love it, or you hate it. I obviously belong to the former; I can’t get enough of it. When I’m sick, I make my chicken soup with ginger and shitake mushroom. I would also boil some hot water, place a few pieces of crushed ginger, and turn it into ginger green tea. Of course, with a little bit of manuka honey …

Cambodian Food Recipe: How to make Cambodian Kaw Sach Chrouk

I started living on my own since I was 18. Cooking was clumsy at first. I remember being a guest at a friend’s house, and being the sweet girl that I am, I offered her some help. She took up my offer and requested that I chop up some garlic. So I did, I grabbed a butcher knife and hacked up that garlic with movements Paul Bunyan would have been proud of. Of course, the garlic was flying everywhere but at least some decided to stay on the cutting board. It was chopped splendidly albeit wastefully. I received encouraging looks …