Cambodian Food on the Internet

Discussions about restaurants, cafes, coffee shops or bars in Cambodia. Feel free to write any reviews you have, whether its the best burger you've had in Phnom Penh or the worse pizza in sihanoukville, we want to read it! Discussions about Khmer dishes are also in here, or you can leave your own. If you own a restaurant, feel free to let the expat community know about it here so that we can come check it out. Found a favorite cafe or have a place we should avoid? Tell us about it. Asian recipes & questions are always welcome.
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Re: Cambodian Food on the Internet

Post by prahkeitouj » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:59 pm

When we say Plear, we refer to the food that we use raw beef/ fish/ meat with lemon juice. It depends on which way we like to eat. Some people like raw meat because they think it's not tough and sweeter than the cooked one.
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Re: Cambodian Food on the Internet

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:48 am

Food Preservation in Cambodia

As Europeans created cheese in order to preserve milk, Cambodians have done the same with fresh water fish. Dried fish, smoked fish, salted fish, fermented fish and fish paste (prahok) are all extremely important ingredients in Khmer food.

There are many techniques of food preservation in Cambodia. Fish, meat, vegetables and fruits can be stored for long periods by:

- Sun-drying which is the oldest method of preservation in Cambodia as it is in the world.
- Khmer traditional method of pickling by using salt and rice water. This is called lacto-fermentation and is very healthy as it creates lactobacilli – good friendly bacteria for the digestive tracts. However, pickles made using this method only last 2-3 days or up to a week in the refrigerator after the formentation point depending on the texture of the vegetables / fruits used, and the climate of the place.
- Pickling using vinegar – a preferred method by some Khmers as it has a much longer shelf-life than the lacto-fermented pickles.
- Preservation in sugar or sugar syrup is used for fruits. I use this method a lot to preserve my carved fruits and vegetables.
- Smoking – This method has been used by Khmer people for centuries. Smoked fish in Cambodia is delicious and is the most used ingredient in other dishes.
- Salt-preserving method which is used to make prahok (salted fish paste); and salt with added ground roasted rice and/or yeast are used to make pa-ork and mamm (fermented fish and pork). Prahok and pa-ork are the backbone of Khmer cuisine as they can safely be kept for at least one year. This method enables the Khmers to preserve fish around the end of November when they are plentiful and very cheap; and then eat them all year round.
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Re: Cambodian Food on the Internet

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:39 pm

Easy shrimp recipe for dumbies:
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