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Herbs & Spices of Cambodia

herbs and spices of Cambodia

Due to its tropical climate, Southeast Asia has a large number of native aromatic plants, most of which are preferred fresh in local cuisine. All these herbs feature prominently in at least some of the Cambodian dishes. Basil, coriander leaves and mint are popular as a fragrant decoration.

In Cambodia spice usage is less dominant than in neighbouring Thailand.

Want to learn how to use these herbs and spices? Book a cookery course in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Battambang.

Get to know some of the traditional Cambodian ingredients:

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Fruits of Cambodia

The tropical fruits of Cambodia

Enjoy the tropical fruits of Cambodia.

Nowadays, tropical fruits are available in almost every supermarket in the West.

But, eating fruits after their long travel is incomparable with eating them close to the source: much more enjoyable.

Fresh fruits are an important part of a healthy balanced diet.

So, stay healthy in Cambodia and enjoy the wonderful and tasty fruits of this country!

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Cambodian Cuisine

Cambodian food is deliciousSome guide books say Cambodia’s cuisine is nothing to write home about and a poorer cousin to Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. Now, that is completely untrue.

A thousand years ago the Khmer Kingdom, which centred on Angkor, ruled an empire that included most of south-east Asia.

Hence, many of the Thai and other regional dishes have their roots in Khmer cooking from that time!

While there are similarities, Cambodian cuisine should be taken in its own right.

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