About Khmer Food
Khmer or Cambodian cuisine is one of the world’s oldest living cuisines, passed down through generations. Despite the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970’s Cambodian Cuisine has made a remarkable recovery. Cambodian cuisine renowned for its simplicity, freshness and use of seasonal ingredients. Unlike the hot and spicy Asian food from neighboring countries, Cambodian food noted for its subtle use of spices. Khmer food is usually presented in small servings of different dishes, with contrasting flavors and textures within the meal, and not from a single dish for each course. Khmer food always served with plenty of fresh herbs, dipping sauces, edible flower, and garnishes.
Famous aromatic Black Pepper
Black Pepper used for hot spicy dishes. Black Pepper grown in Cambodia by the Khmer people since the 13th Century is much sought after for it flavor, aroma and medicinal uses. During the French Rule from the late 1800’s until the 1960’s, black pepper became a chief export of Cambodia, famous internationally for culinary purposes. Khmer food does share many common dishes with the Asian food of its neighbors, but with the use of pepper instead of chilli. Chilli, introduced to Cambodia by the Portuguese and Spanish in 16th century but never taken up in Cambodian cuisine as it has in Asian food in neighboring countries.
Rice – Staple food of the Khmer
Rice is the staple food of the Khmer, consumed every day with all meals using a variety of cooking methods. There are hundreds of varieties of indigenous Khmer rice as well as wild, brown and sticky rice. Sticky rice is usually served as a dessert with tropical fruit like dragon fruit (red outer skin, white flesh and black seeds), mango or Durian. Do you know what a Durian is??
On our last night in Phnom Penh we enjoyed delicious Khmer food (Asian food with a difference), at what was formerly a French Restaurant. Very old world restaurant, lovely surroundings, food served up beautifully with some really nice French wine. Tomorrow Battambang….
- Kompong Speu – Waterfalls Kirirom National Park
- verdant green pine forest kirirom national park
- fast and furious ride on a bamboo train cambodia
- traditional music pich nil cambodia
- spirit houses pich nil mountain pass
- golden lions of Sihanoukville beach resort town
- Highway to Sihanoukville town deep sea port and beach resorts
- durian tropical fruit Kampot-landmark old bridge
- plantations of black pepper-salt and pepper Kampot
- Beachhouse at Kep – Seaside resort
- Caves of kampong trach kampot caves
- Tonle (lake) Bati – Hindu Temple of Phnom Chisor
- Temple of Ta Prohm Takeo
- A Mekong cruise on the mighty Mekong River
- Killing fields – Cambodia – a chilling experience
- Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Phnom Penh Cambodia
- Lotus Blanc- Phnom Penh- Restaurant
- Artifacts – National Museum of Cambodia Phnom Penh
- Emerald Buddha Silver Pagoda Phnom Penh
- Royal Palace Throne Hall Phnom Penh
- Cambodia 2011 Phnom Penh city
- Snapshot of Cambodia Kampuchea