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Recipes, stories, reflections, and research from our explorations into Cambodian cuisine and Khmer cuisine from our home in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Classic Banana Flower Salad Recipe for Cambodia’s Gnoam Trayong Chek via @grantourismo

Classic Banana Flower Salad Recipe for Cambodia’s Gnoam Trayong Chek

This banana flower salad recipe – also called a banana blossom salad recipe – makes the Cambodian banana flower salad called gnoam trayong chek in Khmer. Our banana flower salad includes poached chicken but you could make a vegetarian version. It’s super-easy, just work fast so your banana flower doesn’t brown.

Mee Kola Recipe for the Vegetarian Noodles of Cambodia’s Kola People via @grantourismo

Mee Kola Recipe for the Vegetarian Noodles of Cambodia’s Kola People

This mee Kola recipe makes the vegetarian noodles of Cambodia’s Kola people who originally came from Burma and settled in the Pailin area to mine gem stones. Our recipe for Kola noodles is modelled on a dish made by a Kola family here in Siem Reap. It’s super easy and makes a fantastic lunch.

Mee Kola Recipe for the Vegetarian Noodles of Cambodia’s Kola People via @grantourismo

Mee Kola Recipe for the Vegetarian Noodles of Cambodia’s Kola People

This mee Kola recipe makes the vegetarian noodles of Cambodia’s Kola people who originally came from Burma and settled in the Pailin area to mine gem stones. Our recipe for Kola noodles is modelled on a dish made by a Kola family here in Siem Reap. It’s super easy and makes a fantastic lunch.

Classic Cambodian Kuy Teav Recipe for Cambodia's Favourite Chicken Noodle Soup via @grantourismo

Classic Cambodian Kuy Teav Recipe for Cambodia's Favourite Chicken Noodle Soup

This classic Cambodian kuy teav recipe makes Cambodia's popular breakfast chicken noodle soup, kuy teav sach moan, in the restrained style you’d typically find in a simple local eatery or market or street food stall in Cambodia. A good clear flavourful stock is the hallmark of this soup rather than a bowl abundant with ingredients.

51 Cambodian Recipes to Learn to Cook In Lockdown from Fragrant Salads to Fish Amok

Our collection of 51 Cambodian recipes to learn to cook during lockdown includes everything from the Cambodian curry pastes or kroeungs that form the basis of so many Khmer dishes to Cambodian street food favourites, traditional Khmer soups and stews, Cambodian-Chinese stir-fry dishes, and Cambodia’s famous steamed fish amok. While life is returning to normal

Slow-Cooked Pork Stew Recipe With Star Anise and Ginger for Khor Cheung Chrouk via @grantourismo

Slow-Cooked Pork Stew Recipe With Star Anise and Ginger for Khor Cheung Chrouk

This slow-cooked pork stew recipe takes some patience to make but it will fill your kitchen with the amazing aromas of pork, star anise and ginger. Served with steamed rice and stir-fried Asian greens, this Cambodian pork leg stew can be the centrepiece of a Southeast Asian feast.

Slow-Cooked Pork Stew Recipe With Star Anise and Ginger for Khor Cheung Chrouk via @grantourismo

Slow-Cooked Pork Stew Recipe With Star Anise and Ginger for Khor Cheung Chrouk

This slow-cooked pork stew recipe takes some patience to make but it will fill your kitchen with the amazing aromas of pork, star anise and ginger. Served with steamed rice and stir-fried Asian greens, this Cambodian pork leg stew can be the centrepiece of a Southeast Asian feast.

Green Mango Salad and Smoked Fish Recipe for Cambodia’s Nhoam Svay Trei Chhae via @grantourismo

Green Mango Salad and Smoked Fish Recipe for Cambodia’s Nhoam Svay Trei Chhae

This green mango salad with smoked fish recipe makes Cambodia’s nhoam svay trei chhae, an aromatic salad full of texture and flavour, thanks to the raw fruit and vegetables, crispy smoked fish, dried shrimp, crunchy peanuts, and a classic Cambodian dressing of fish sauce, lime juice, garlic, birds eye chillies, and palm sugar.

Cambodian Pickled Lime Soup with Chicken Recipe for Sngor Ngam Ngov

This Cambodian pickled lime soup with chicken recipe makes sngor ngam ngov, a slightly sweet, slightly sour, citrus-driven soup brimming with succulent chicken and aromatics such as lemongrass and coriander. Easy to make, it’s a nourishing comforting soup that’s made for these times and made to be shared.

Cambodian Cucumber Salad Recipe for Nhoam Trasak, a Fantastic Year Round Salad

This Cambodian cucumber salad recipe for nhoam trasak makes a fantastic filling salad that you can virtually eat year-round. Traditionally shared in Cambodia, where, like most salads, it is eaten family-style with rice and an array of other dishes, you can also serve this as a satisfying single-bowl meal for lunch or dinner.

Cambodian Long Bean Salad with Smoked Fish Recipe for Bok Sondek Trey Cha-er

Cambodian long bean salad with smoked fish makes bok sondek trey cha-er, a great accompaniment to barbecued or grilled meats or fish.

Squid with Green Peppercorns Recipe for Cambodia's Famous Kampot Pepper Stir-Fry via @grantourismo

Squid with Green Peppercorns Recipe for Cambodia's Famous Kampot Pepper Stir-Fry

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This Cambodian squid with green peppercorns recipe highlights two of Cambodia’s premium ingredients. It’s a simple recipe that highlights the flavour of the squid and the fresh green peppercorns.

Stir Fried Morning Glory or Water Spinach Recipe for Cambodia's Char Trokuon via @grantourismo

Stir Fried Morning Glory or Water Spinach Recipe for Cambodia's Char Trokuon

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This stir fried morning glory or water spinach recipe makes the Cambodian dish char trokuon, which, in a comfortable home in a city, is generally eaten family-style as one element of a spread of dishes, centred around rice, that would typically include an appetiser or two, a soup or stew, perhaps a grilled fish or roast chicken, a salad, maybe a curry. In a more modest home in the countryside it might only be eaten with rice - which a way that we're very happy to eat it. While this is a…

Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashews Recipe for Cambodian's Take on Cashew Chicken via @grantourismo

Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashews Recipe for Cambodia's Take on Cashew Chicken

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Stir-fried chicken with cashews recipe makes Cambodia's take on a dish of Chinese origin that has its provenance in both Cantonese and Sichuan or Sichuanese cuisine. Called Cha Moan Krop Svay Chanti in Khmer it is a dish that is similar to the chicken with cashew nut stir-fry that is known as cashew chicken in the US and Australia.

Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashews Recipe for Cambodian's Take on Cashew Chicken via @grantourismo

Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashews Recipe for Cambodia's Take on Cashew Chicken

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Stir-fried chicken with cashews recipe makes Cambodia's take on a dish of Chinese origin that has its provenance in both Cantonese and Sichuan or Sichuanese cuisine. Called Cha Moan Krop Svay Chanti in Khmer it is a dish that is similar to the chicken with cashew nut stir-fry that is known as cashew chicken in the US and Australia.

Shrimp Fried Rice With Shrimp Paste Recipe – How to Make Cambodia's Bai Cha Kapi via @grantourismo

Shrimp Fried Rice With Shrimp Paste Recipe

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This shrimp fried rice with shrimp paste recipe makes Cambodia’s bai char kapi. If you love the funky flavours of shrimp paste, fish sauce and prahok, you are going to love this recipe. If you don’t then you might just want to leave this as a shrimp fried rice.