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Asian Food Primer: Cambodian Food

by David Johnson

Asian Foods Guide

Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.

East Asia

Pacific Region

South Asia

Southeast Asia

The small Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia enjoys a rich variety of seafood from the ocean, the Mekong River, and the Tonle Sap Lake. Chopsticks are generally used.

Common ingredients:

Baby Squid

seafood (especially squid), rice, sweet potatoes, coconuts, pineapple, onions, chili peppers, oranges, bananas, tomatoes, corn

Popular dishes:

stir-fried squid, steamed or fried rice with fish, roasted sunflower seeds, fish paste, fish sauces

More Information:

Map of Cambodia

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