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Cambodian Khmer Food Recipes Collection: Cooking Southeast Asian Cuisine
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The Tastes of Cambodia!
If you have never tried Cambodian food, you are missing out! Cambodian food is very colorful and flavors can be intense or very light. A lot of the food is inspired by the climate as only so much food can grow in 115 degree Fahrenheit weather! The rain season is short and so Cambodian farmers work very hard to maintain their crops.
This article is a collection of different Khmer Cambodian Recipes that I have created individually. I have decided to put them together in a digest, all on one page for easy reading and reference! I hope you enjoy these delicious and healthy recipes!
- A List of Authentic Ingredients for Khmer Cambodian Food With Recipes
Cambodian recipes are usually not written down, but rather passed from generation to generation by showing children how to prepare these dishes in their own kitchens. It is of great cultural significance and a bonding ritual within Asian Culture.
Southeast Asian Cooking Ingredients
Southeast Asian Cuisine is unique because of the native ingredients used in the recipes. Most of the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket or at most Asian Specialty Stores. Below is a link to an extensive list of ingredients used in Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai and Laos cooking recipes. If you look at the chart you can find substitutions for herbs and spices that are harder to find.
- How To Make Asian Dipping Sauces: Green Mango, Chili Coriander, and Tamarind Dips
One of the most common foods found in Cambodian, and many other Southeast Asian homes, that are easy to make and inexpensive are Dipping Sauces which are shared with friends over a great conversation!
Let's Start With Traditional Dipping Sauces!
Dipping Sauces are used for anything from a light and quick snack or added to a larger meal. We will look at three of the most common dipping sauces found in Cambodia. They take just minutes to make and are delicious! They can even be used as a Salad Dressing!
The following link will teach you how to make these 3 dipping sauces, step by step:
- Green Mango Dipping Sauce
- Chili Coriander Dipping Sauce
- Tamarind Dip
Delicious Cambodian Appetizers: You Won't Be Disappointed!
You can make these delicious appetizers for any get together, just for fun, or for parties! Weather it's Finger Food, Salad or Soups that you like, there is a recipe here for you!
- How To Make Healthy Green Papaya Salad Asian Recipe
Green Papaya Salad is a popular dish throughout Southeast Asia. Since Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam have a very hot and humid climate, salads are often eaten as a light meal.
- 2 Quick Appetizer Recipes: How To Make Shrimp Fritters and Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger
Are you looking for Quick, Easy and Delicious Appetizer Recipes? Then look no further! This article has 2 recipes: Shrimp Fritters and a Recipe for Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger.
- How To Make Pickles In 24 Hours
Want to learn how to make Pickles in only 24 Hours? This recipe is easy to make and takes less than a half hour to prepare but needs to sit overnight to marinate. Unlike most pickled vegetables recipes, this recipe is ready overnight!
- Make Tangy Ham and Vegetable Stew: Ingredients and Recipe
Are you looking for a delicious Tangy Ham and Vegetable Stew recipe? Here are all the directions for making this soup which can be enjoyed year-round!
- How To Make Healthy Raw Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Plate Khmer Recipe
Sick of the same old salad? Want a new Healthy Recipe? This Recipe combines Raw Vegetables and Fruit with a selection of Fine Herbs and Spices. It is also a healthy dish because of the Ingredients used.
- How To Make Healthy Fresh Spring Salad Summer Rolls With Shrimp Rice Paper Recipe
Many Asian cultures eat Spring Rolls (often called Salad or Summer Rolls) but this recipe comes from Cambodia, Southeast Asia. You can add shrimp or omit it depending on your desired taste. Simple. Delicious. Healthy!
- Cambodian (Khmer) Sour Soup Recipe
Do you like sour soup or other Asian cuisine? Then try this recipe for Cambodian or Khmer-style sour soup. As a Cambodian-American mom, I can say this soup was a hit with my family and it's very simple and easy to make.
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These recipes are easy to make and delicious to eat. Take them on a picnic or cut them into bite sized pieces and offer to your friends at your next party! They are sure to delight the taste buds!
- How To Make French Cambodian Pork Terrine Sandwich At Home Recipe
This recipe comes from Cambodia, Southeast Asia and is influenced by the French during the French Colonial Period. This recipe includes French Baguette...
- How To Make Vietnamese Marinated Pork Deli Sandwich Recipe
This recipe is inspired by three different cultures: A Cambodian twist on a Vietnamese Traditional Sandwich influenced by the French during the French Colonial Period. Called "Bah Mi" in the Cambodian Khmer Language! Delicious!
These are some of the main dishes you would eat if you went to Cambodia or visited a Cambodian friend. Curry is very popular in all of Southeast Asia and below you will find a link with delicious Curry Recipes! Make sure to try the other Main Dish Recipes as well. They are all fairly easy to make, healthy and delicious!
Weather you like Seafood, Pork, Beef or Chicken, there is a recipe for you on this page! If you like spicy food or not so spicy, you can adjust how much of the spices you add or omit them altogether.
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- How To Make Honey Glazed Chicken: A Khmer Southeast Asian Recipe
Traditionally, this dish is cooked in an earthenware pot. These pots are usually hand-made in the Kampong Chang region. The pot is placed in a small barbecue to add a smoky flavor to the dish. The herbs and spices...
- How To Make Fish Cakes with Lime Leaves and Chives Recipe
This recipe is from Srok Khmer Cambodia, Southeast Asia and uses Khmer Curry Paste for a distinct Cambodian flavor that is both a favorite of Cambodians and distinct to the Cambodian Culture.
- How To Make Fish Pate with Peanuts and Tamarind Recipe
A Cambodian Recipe adapted from the French during the French Colonization Period. This dish uses the elements of a Crudite Dip. This dish is very complex and delightful!
- How To Make Khmer Curry for Chicken Seafood or Beef Recipe and Ingredients
One of the most enjoyed dishes in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, India and all over the world is Curry. Curry has a very distinct aroma and taste. You can season Pork, Chicken, Beef, or Lamb with Curry, and these recipes are easy to make...
Deliciously Sweet Deserts!
Coconut is a healthy tropical fruit and there are tons of uses for it, not limited to deserts! We will look at some delicious desert recipes including Coconut Waffles, Banana Fritters and Home Made Ice Cream!
Cambodian Khmer Sweets!
- How To Make Palm Sugar Pearls with Coconut Cambodian Khmer Recipe
This is a cherished desert from Southeast Asia in Cambodia! There is an old wive's tale that these are sometimes called "Husband Killer Cake" in the native Khmer Language. The rumor is that when a wife would catch her husband cheating...
- How To Make Cambodian Khmer Sweet Coconut Waffles
This recipe is a Southeast Asian Khmer Cambodian Recipe that was influenced by the French during the Colonial Period. Of course, as Cambodians always do, they made a recipe into their own using Coconuts which are native to the region!
- How To Make Sweet Soybean Coconut Cake Desert Recipe
A Delicious Soybean Cake Recipe that makes a great companion to Homemade Coconut Ice Cream with Caramelized Bananas! Follow this recipe and be delighted by a Sweet Southeast Asian Cambodian Khmer Desert!
- How To Make Asian Sesame Banana Fritters At Home
These Banana Sesame Fritters make a great snack whether for after school or after a meal. They are best accompanied by Home Made Coconut Ice Cream but can eaten alone as well! This would make a great appetizer or side dish at your next Party!
- How To Make Homemade Coconut Ice Cream with Caramelized Bananas
Ice Cream is a delicious treat but did you know that you can make it from home? That's right! This Hub Article will guide you through the steps to make Delicious Coconut Ice Cream with Caramelized Bananas.
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Other Links About Cambodian Culture
- Traditional Cambodian (Khmer) Wedding Ceremonies
This is the story of my traditional Khmer (Cambodian) wedding that took place in the spring of 2008. We combined Khmer traditions with American traditions (and even some Korean ones) and had a wonderful wedding!
- My Soul Mate Found Me! A Short Essay On Karma Love and My Beautiful Cambodian Wife!
A love story about 2 people who would have never met, except for a series of unfortunate events that brought them together. Dealing with failed relationships and surviving the Khmer Rouge, an ethnic cleansing regime in Cambodia's dark past.
- Southeast Asian Water Festival in Lowell, MA: Photo Journey
The Southeast Asian Water Festival in Lowell, MA is held on the third Saturday of August every year. This article is a display of the events through Original Photos (Are You in one of them?) and descriptions of the Festival's Vendors and Events...
- About Cambodia, Srok Khmer: Facts, Fun, and Photos: A Guide To Cambodian Culture
Cambodia has a long and interesting history, including one of the worst atrocities to ever happen to a single country. The Khmer Rouge killed millions of innocent people in this genocide. This article includes recent pictures that my wife took...
- Learn How To Speak and Write Cambodian: An Introduction To The Khmer Language
An introduction to Khmer, the language of Cambodia. Includes pronunciation, character/letter writing, original photos and drawings. This is the best guide for a beginner who wants to learn how to read, write, and speak Khmer Cambodian.
- The Killing Fields Today: Land Mines In Cambodia 33 Years After Khmer Rouge Regime
This is an article that discusses the land mines that still plague Cambodia. Many people die each year as a result of the planting of the mines by the Khmer Rouge Regime in the late 1970s.
- Southeast Asian Traditional Music Ensemble
This is a short video clip of Southeast Asian music. Shot live at the Lowell, MA Southeast Asian Water Festival.