Unlike the cuisine of neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam (which can really pack a spicy punch), Cambodian food is subtler with its spices. Sturdy ingredients include garlic, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric and galangal, which are usually pounded into a kroeung (paste) and commonly used in cooking.
What makes Cambodia unique?
Because of its cultural heritage. Home of the Khmer Empire, Cambodia offers a unique experience to every tourist. Two different experiences wait for you: the magnificent past of the Khmer Empire in Siem Reap and the recent past of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
What is Cambodia National food?
In summer 2011, food blogger Eva Thorne travelled to Phnom Penh to learn how to make fish amok, the national dish of Cambodia. As Thorne says, “Fish amok is a sublime fish curry custard that is steamed in banana leaves. It’s elegant, moist and flavorful.”
What are two foods from the Foundation for Cambodian cuisine?
Due to this, rice and freshwater fish are two staples of Cambodian cuisine. Cambodians serve rice alongside a range of dishes, each with ingredients that give it a certain flavour.
What is the national fruit of Cambodia?
National fruit of Cambodia is Chicken egg banana.
What can you not eat in Cambodia?
Generally, try to avoid fresh salads or raw vegetables as they may be washed with contaminated water and avoid eating raw shellfish, raw crab and cold cooked meats. Across Cambodia, regardless of where you are staying, you are best to stick to bottled water, even for brushing your teeth.