Thailand and Vietnam have some of the most popular cuisines in the world. Sandwiched between them, Cambodia’s unique Khmer cuisine is rarely exported beyond the Kingdom’s borders. And frankly, the world is missing out – it’s amazing. Fresh, bright, and a veritable aromatic bouquet, it’s a cuisine that wholeheartedly embraces its surroundings and brings the best out of every ingredient. Seasonality and balance are cards held close to its heart.
Conflict has dominated Cambodia’s political landscape since the 16th century, meaning that Khmer cuisine has been an insiders-only fare for hundreds of years. Now that the civil war has largely concluded, there’s a local resurgence we’re proud to work with on our local food tours. Outside Cambodia’s incredibly unique land and waterscape, it’s very hard to replicate the quality of local ingredients, and by extension its flavors.
New York, London, LA – it’s just not there. As a team that has traveled the world, we can attest that it’s essentially impossible to find decent Cambodian food outside of Cambodia without going to a family home – it’s usually fake or misses the mark. Working with our local Cambodian team to adapt home recipes with ingredients ready for delivery, we’ve packaged everything you need for an authentic taste of this ancient cuisine.
True to its landscape, Khmer cuisine uses the same local ingredients as Thai or Vietnamese cuisines, but it is it’s own thing entirely. For those that already love Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, you’ll find Khmer cuisine a strange marriage between brand new and familiar. The differential twist is Cambodia’s unique terroir and the endurance of ancient tradition in the farming, cooking, and eating of food over hundreds of years.
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