What is Cambodian food like?

Cambodian food has been perceived in the west as the poor relation of Southeast Asian cuisine and lacking in intense flavours, particularly with the spread of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. As chefs search for exotic influences and ideas however, Cambodian classics such as lok-lak and amok have gained a reputation as wonderfully subtle and aromatic dishes, and the fried spiders and other oddities become less important. However, the adventurous can still try local delicacies such as fried crickets, ant soup, or fried rat!

Restaurants such as Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap and Malis in Phnom Penh are spear-heading modern Khmer cuisine.


Cambodian dish

Cambodian dish

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