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Khmer stuff for cooking

Post by willyhilly » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:49 am

Help! What is dteuk ampeul? Some sour liquid used for cooking.
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Re: Khmer stuff for cooking

Post by Popeye » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:29 am

Just asked the Mrs, and she said it means being very upset, stressed. Fuck all to do with cooking.
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Post by kiwiincambodia » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:33 am

Popeye wrote:Just asked the Mrs, and she said it means being very upset, stressed. Fuck all to do with cooking.
Guess that depends on who is cooking.....
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Re: Khmer stuff for cooking

Post by Raybull » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:17 am

Perfume mate!
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Post by willyhilly » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:21 am

Poor show this chaps, it is a liquid used in cooking. Ampeul is a fruit.
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Post by willyhilly » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:23 am

Got the dictionary out and guessed om-pil as they spell it might be tamarind. It is indeed. Thanks anyway, back to the shops. We are in FNQ where there are no other scruffy Khmers.
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Post by Username Taken » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:16 am

ampeul is salt.

dteuk ampeul would be salty water. Brine?

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Post by Username Taken » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:20 am

On the other hand, ampil is tamarind. So, it could be ripe tamarind mixed with water in a nice stew for a sour taste.

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Re: Khmer stuff for cooking

Post by taabarang » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:38 am

Ampeul is indeed tamarind but since your wife said, "it means being very upset, stressed", I suspect that she either used or had the following idiom in mind, "Mien muk chu doach nyam ampeul.". I.e. To have a sour face like eating tamarind. I think it is best translated as "to be out of sorts." Something is wrong but there no indication of its origin. A comparable idiom is found in muk s'oi muk s'oi.
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Re: Khmer stuff for cooking

Post by prahkeitouj » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:20 pm

Dteuk means water , ampeul means tamarind. They use tamarind to make sour sauce for cooking.

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