Cambodian food is a real treat. Some say it’s overlooked amongst South East Asian cuisine because it has so many similarities to Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.
Let’s set the record straight here. Yes there are many similarities and here is why. Until not too long ago, Cambodia was part of South Vietnam. In addition, both countries were colonized by the French. These two factors were a driving influence in Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine.
So in both countries you can go out and enjoy a sandwich on French baguette with fresh pate, rice porridge for breakfast, and a myriad of hot street snacks.
One item you don't want to miss is Cambodian curry. Their chicken amok is a popular dish from the street stall to the higher-end restaurant. In fact, a popular breakfast dish is rice noodles topped with a green fish curry. Curious about the amazing dishes from the Kingdom? Read my recipes for Cambodian food to learn more.