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 …