Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine. Preparing Prahok, Battambang, Cambodia. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Prahok is the most distinctive ingredient in Khmer cooking alongside the Cambodian curry paste called kroeung. This chunky, grey, visually unappealing, fermented fish paste is used by every Khmer cook to add depth of flavour to just about every dish in their Cambodian cuisine repertoire. Most visitors to Cambodia don’t have to fear this pungent fermented … Read more

Cambodia’s Rich and Spicy Saraman Curry Recipe for Cambodia Cari Saramann

Saramann Curry (Cari Saramann or Saraman), Siem Reap, Cambodia. Cambodia's Rich and Spicy Saraman Curry Recipe – How to Make Cambodian Cari Saramann. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Cambodia’s Saraman curry or cari Saramann is the richest of the Cambodian curries and the most complex. A cousin of the Thai Massaman curry and beef Rendang of Malaysia, its time-consuming nature makes it a special occasion dish for Cambodians, particularly in the Cham Muslim communities of Cambodia. The similarity between Cambodia‘s Saraman curry and … Read more