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Cambodian Lort Cha Recipe for Market Style Stir Fried Rice Pin Noodles. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Cambodian Lort Cha Recipe for Market Style Stir Fried Rice Pin Noodles

This Cambodian lort cha recipe makes a popular market meal of rice pin noodles stir-fried in fish sauce, soy sauce and palm sugar, with garlic, bean sprouts and scallions or chives. Of Cambodian-Chinese origin, this street food favourite is typically served with a fried egg and a squirt of chilli sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Snack/Lunch
Cuisine: Cambodian/Chinese
Servings: 2
Calories: 890kcal
Author: Lara Dunston


  • 350 g fresh lort cha rice pin noodles
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil vegetable, soybean
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 100 g fresh bean sprouts blanched
  • 50 g scallions or chives sliced at 4cm lengths
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce to taste


  • Stir fish sauce, dark soy sauce and palm sugar in a small bowl until well combined and set the mixture of sauces aside.
  • Blanch the bean sprouts, finely chop the garlic, and slice the scallions or chives in 4cm lengths.
  • Heat two tablespoons of a neutral oil such as vegetable oil or soy bean oil in a wok, skillet or frying pan.
  • Fry garlic until it begins to brown, then add the fresh lort cha (rice pin) noodles and the mixture of sauces, and stir-fry the noodles for a few minutes until the sauce covers every noodle and the noodles become soft.
  • Add the bean sprouts and scallions or chives and stir-fry for another couple of minutes.
  • Push the noodles to the side and fried the eggs or fry them in a separate pan until the whites are done but yolk remains soft.
  • Serve the noodles with a fried egg on top. If feeding guests, I serve the noodles with additional dishes of finely-sliced chillies, scallions or chives, blanched bean sprouts, and bottles of chilli sauce, soy and fish sauce.


Calories: 890kcal | Carbohydrates: 160g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1687mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1338IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 3mg