Fish Amok – the essence of Cambodian cuisine

Cambodian cuisine is always an interesting mystery to culinary travellers all around the world as its specialties have simple appearances but very complicated recipes. Among Cambodian well-known dishes, Fish Amok is a typical example to prove this judgement

Fish Amok - the essence of Cambodian cuisine

Fish Amok – the essence of Cambodian cuisine

Amok is one of the most popular specialties and considered as the essence of Cambodian cuisine. The special ingredients of this dish must include red mullet fillet, duck eggs, jaggery, coconut water and a little bit prahok and of course, banana leaves. After carefully preparing all those ingredient, Cambodian chefs mix prahok, sugar and eggs all together then boil this mixture until it become a  gelatinous liquid. Red mullet fillet is wrapped along with the cooked mixture and added some spinach leaves inside a fresh banana leaf before being steamed. Visit Cambodia with Indochina tours Cambodia

Main ingredients inluding red mullet fillet, duck eggs, jaggery, coconut water

Main ingredients inluding red mullet fillet, duck eggs, jaggery, coconut water

When Fish Amok served on your table, you will likely be impressed by its typical smell, very aromatic thanks to coconut water and fresh banana leaves. Remove the outside wrapping leaf then try a bite and I bet that you will be attracted by both aroma and taste of this dish. You will feel the fleshy of fish and duck eggs, the fatty of coconut water, the light sweet from jaggery and also a little bit taste is acrid of gooseberry leaves. Tours in Cambodia

Fish Amok is attractive from its aroma and its taste

Fish Amok is attractive from its aroma and its taste

All those flavors go perfectly together and create a dish that you will be deeply impressed from the first time enjoying. In Siem Reap, travellers can visit any restaurant, no matter small or big it is and even without looking at the menu, you can order fish amok because there are always unique Cambodian Amok dish to serve

Fish Amok often served with sticky rice and soy sauce

Fish Amok often served with sticky rice and soy sauce

On a cool rainy afternoon, enjoy a steaming plate of Cambodian Fish Amok with a bowl of sticky rice and soy sauce while sipping a cup of jaggery wine with sweet ginger flavor, food travellers will absolutely be enchanted by the food in the land of temples.

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