Famous Food in Cambodia what to Eat When You Visit

With the characteristics and essence inherent in the East as well as influenced by Indian and Chinese styles, Cambodian cuisine is not only rich in taste but also very unique and fancy in terms of looks. Do not forget to enjoy some of the following attractive famous food in Cambodia during your upcoming trip 



Amok steamed fish is a unique traditional dish of Cambodians with extremely elaborate processing. The dish is a perfect combination between the sweetness of jaggery, the fat of coconut milk, the mildly aromatic beef sauce and especially the indispensable fresh snakehead fish from the lake.

Famous food in Cambodia

The dish is processed somewhat sophisticatedly such as fresh fish cooked with coconut milk and curry sauce. Curry sauce, also known as kroeung, is a traditional Khmer sauce with ingredients such as turmeric, garlic, chives, ginger, and lemongrass… seasoned with a sour and spicy taste.



Traveling to countries in Southeast Asia such as Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand… tourists are eager to enjoy delicious and flavorful curry. Each place will have a different way of processing curry. In Thailand, curry is very sour and spicy. In Laos, curry is cooked somewhat sweetly with coconut milk. Cambodian curry is considered a specialty dish because the ingredients are very sophisticated and unique.

Khmer red curry has a characteristic pungent taste, often used on special occasions by the people of the pagoda. This Cambodian specialty dish is made from beef, chicken, or fish depending on your taste. Then cook with eggplant, green beans, potatoes, fresh coconut milk, lemongrass, kroeung chili and enjoy with bread.


KDAM CHAA (Fried Pepper Crab)

In the southern provinces of Cambodia, pepper and seafood are the most commonly used ingredients, especially in Kampot province. Therefore, the fried crab with black pepper in Kampot is also famous and loved by many tourists. This is a special Cambodian special dish because the taste is very unique. After being fried, the crab has a seafood aroma, add a little black pepper, a little onion, cilantro, and cilantro, and fry it one more time to have a perfect dish.



Lap Khmer is another name for Khmer beef salad. Featured with an attractive sour taste, this is a perfect snack. Khmer Lap consists of thinly sliced ​​beef and then rare with lemon juice, then mixed with lemongrass, dried onions, garlic, fish sauce and herbs to complete. You may have enjoyed countless delicious salads in many different places, but among Cambodian specialties without trying this Khmer dish will be extremely lacking.



Cambodian specialties made from insects are not only a favorite dish of locals, but also famous with friends around the world. The most unique is the dish of red tree ants stir-fried with beef and basil.

The sour taste secreted by ants creates a very unique flavor for this dish. It is more delicious when stir-fried with thinly sliced ​​beef, ginger, lemongrass, garlic and shallots. Stir-fried beef with red ants with rice must be called a super product.



Lort Cha is usually sold in the evening by street vendors in Cambodia. The ingredients include noodles that are cut short, then stir-fried with bean sprouts, fresh onions and scrambled eggs. Finally, mix together the chili sauce and soy sauce. Not complicated processing but the unforgettable flavor is the reason for you to enjoy this dish when traveling to Cambodia.



This dish nom banh chok is a Cambodian specialty often used by people for breakfast. Going around the markets, you will see many street vendors selling this dish at a very cheap price.

A bowl of nom banh chok includes: rice vermicelli with coconut milk curry, served with herbs, bean sprouts, etc. Nom banh chok has a slightly sweet taste and has the aroma of coconut milk.

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