From Nom banh chok (Khmer noodles) for breakfast till Char Kroeung Sach Ko (Stir-fried lemongrass beef) or Fish Amok for dinner. The journey through Cambodian food seems to be very long. During my trip through Cambodia I have taken 264 photos concerning food!
This number divided by 14 days and divided by 5 meals (average number of meals per day) makes 4 photos per one meal. Pretty impressive, ha? So the decision which photos could be published in this post was one of the hardest I have ever made writing on this blog. On the other hand that shows the variety of Khmer cuisine as well.
Cambodian food is not that spicy as Thai food, however there’s always an option to add chili on your own. The vegetable that mostly can be found in your plate is morning glory, I thought at first it’s broccoli as it tastes similar, however it is little bit more sweeter. Meat options are so so. It can be really disturbing when you order dish with a chicken and you get mostly bones, but this is how it works in the country of starvation, chicken will never grow in muscles. However fish is a main hero of the national dishes and you should definitely check this out. I was afraid at the beginning as I have seen many times how the fish in treated in this heat in Asia and I was afraid about my stomach. Frankly speaking I have been feeding myself mostly on local markets and for 2 weeks it has been good for me. The problem started on island, I guess I must have drunk a water from a different source as I didn’t feel well at the end of my journey. But this has pushed me to try fish. How come? I have just told myself that I have nothing to loose, I was hungry at the same time and this is how I have ended up having Fish Amok. There are no other words to describe it but saying it was delicious!
And I know you might think now, I am reckless, as I should follow easily digestible diet’s rules when having stomachache, but I will just sum up with those words -> “NO RISK, NO FUN”.