Cambodian Kitchens

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Re: Cambodian Kitchens

Post by vladimir » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:00 pm

I think it's just a time-lapse thing. When people have been poor/desperate they cooked with what was available. I'm sure in 20 years, if the kind of recent economic growth we have seen for several years, you will see bigger kitchens, with oven, and dining room tables
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Luigi wrote:
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Thanks UT. So that grows in stagnant waters?
No. You will see it floating down the Tonle Sap, the Mekong, etc (it has purple flowers like a hyacynth).
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Re: Cambodian Kitchens

Post by John Bingham » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:40 pm

It's Lotus Stem:
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Post by vladimir » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:42 pm

Cooked properly, it's very nice.
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:55 pm

John Bingham wrote:
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It's Lotus Stem:
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Ok, but I did say 'or something like that'.

By coincidence we just had it for lunch. Very nice.
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Re: Cambodian Kitchens

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:56 pm

Forgot to mention, the lack of fridges is obviously a throwback, but also because food is generally purchased fresh from the markets twice daily... Plus saves money on electricity bills. Anything that needs to be kept cold is usually kept in a chilly bin with ice.
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Post by timmydownawell » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:01 pm

John Bingham wrote:
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I have seen these on sale at the market and wondered what they were. Tried some from the food stall and they were quite good as part of the dish.
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Re: Cambodian Kitchens

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:04 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:56 pm
Forgot to mention, the lack of fridges is obviously a throwback, but also because food is generally purchased fresh from the markets twice daily... Plus saves money on electricity bills. Anything that needs to be kept cold is usually kept in a chilly bin with ice.
I'm not keen on buying meat after maybe 9 or 10am at the latest. It sits at the markets in the 30 degree heat all day, that can't be good.
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Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:17 pm

Normally after about 1500 the markets have freshly butchered meat, that's why locals usually go twice a day... Once early in the morning for their breakfast & lunch produce, and around 3-4 to get produce for their evening meals.
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Re: Cambodian Kitchens

Post by Duncan » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:19 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:40 pm
It's Lotus Stem:
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I would be interested in seeing a chemical analysis done on lotus stems. We all know that rubbish, plastic, anything on the roads and sewers finds it's way into these ponds and settles on the bottom from where the roots of the plant grow and suck up the nutrients . In my opinion only,,,the lotus plant stem is probably full of toxins .
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