What to eat in Cambodia

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What to eat in Cambodia
What to eat in Cambodia

Cambodian cuisine is deeply influenced by the food style of neighboring countries such as China and India. For this reason, coming to Cambodia, you will get a chance to discover the cream of the Oriental cuisine. Following are top five delicious food in Cambodia.

Duck egg

Duck egg in Cambodia
Duck egg in Cambodia

Cambodia is a nation that is famous for duck farming. Therefore, a great number of tourists are impressed by tasty and chewy duck meat in Cambodia. Of the dishes made from duck, duck eggs are much preferred by quite a few travelers. Cambodia’s duck eggs contain more yolks than whites. They often make soft-boiled duck eggs so that we can enjoy the greasy taste of the eggs. In addition, this is a nutritious food. Cambodian duck eggs are sold at every corner of streets.  The eggs are boiled served with salt and pepper sticks. Tourists do not have to pay much money for duck eggs. If visiting Cambodia, you should not miss the opportunity to savor duck eggs.

Nam Vang noodles

Nam Vang noodles
Nam Vang noodles

Nam Vang noodles is one of the favorite dishes of many tourists in Cambodia. The Noodles has the distinct aroma and the strong flavor of stewed bone and the sweetness of dried squid together. Other ingredients consist of noodles, minced lean meat, shrimp and squid. All of them are mixed together to create an attractive dish. The black puddings are carefully made before processed, that brings a difference of Nam Vang noodles.

Bamboo-tube rice

Bamboo-tube rice
Bamboo-tube rice

Bamboo-tube rice is a kind of sticky rice grilled in a bamboo and owns a distinct aroma. Made from the glutinous rice grown by Cambodians following the technique of Thailand, this food has the delicious flavor. To make the bamboo-tube rice buttery and tasty. Cambodian people often mix this rice with peanuts and coconut so that the sticky rice owns the distinctive greasy taste and aroma.

The food from insects

The food from insects
The food from insects

Ranked in the top 10 most delicious food in Cambodia, the dishes made with insect are must-eat food for tourists in the trip to Cambodia. A variety of insects such as ants, worms, scorpions, spiders and crickets are processed into a number of dishes like deep-fried, fried and steamed dishes. However, not every traveler has the courage to enjoy this dish. However, if having an occasion to eat it, you will experience the special taste of the food that is dubbed the “national drug” of Cambodia.

Neem flowers

Neem flowers are processed into different dishes and often served in meals of Cambodian people. Neem flowers are white, small and usually bloom in spring.  This type of flower owns the bitter taste but after that, you will realize its sweet taste at the tip of your tongue. This dish is often cooked with beet, cucumber, shredded dried fish, fish sauce and dried squid, all of which will be mixed together. Neem flowers are accompanied by sweet and sour tamarind sauce, which help you to feel the slightly bitter.

Above-mentioned are some of Cambodian specialties that this article would like to recommend to you. Cambodia has the excellent and diverse cuisine. In addition to five these dishes, there are quite a few foods for you to discover.