5 Cambodian Culinary Classics

While Thai cuisine often steals the spotlight when it comes to Southeast Asian street food, the culinary delights of neighbouring Cambodia should not be underestimated. As we look forward to the opening of Karma Bayon in Siem Reap, here are five tantalising dishes that can easily rival the bold flavours of traditional Thai fare. And the good news is our booking engine for Karma Bayon is now live – spaces are filling up fast from our September launch date onwards, so be sure to reserve your spot!

Amok Trey

Considered Cambodia’s national dish, this steamed coconut fish curry is a creamy, aromatic delight infused with the earthiness of kroeung, a blend of lemongrass, turmeric, garlic, and galangal.

Mee Krob

These appealing snacks, a Cambodian take on a Thai classic, are savoury and addictive, consisting of fine rice powder noodles fried to crispy perfection and coated in a sweet and spicy glaze.

Nom Banh Chok

These tender rice noodles are smothered in a fragrant green curry gravy made with lemongrass, kaffir lime, and fresh herbs. Topped with crunchy greens and succulent meat or seafood, they provide a riot of textures and flavours.

Prahok Ktis

An acquired taste for some, this intensely flavourful dip is made from fermented fish, providing a funky umami punch that perfectly complements fresh veggies and rice dishes.

Khao Sach Chrouk

This beloved breakfast dish features juicy marinated pork skewers accompanied with fresh herbaceous notes of lemongrass, ginger, and peppery dipping sauces.

Besides these Cambodian classics, Siem Reap is also famed for its authentic Indian food, with a number of excellent restaurants serving dishes from across the subcontinent.

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