Cambodian cookbooks

Cambodian cuisine is known for its unique blend of flavors, incorporating ingredients like lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, shrimp paste, and coconut milk. Here are some award-winning cookbooks to explore the wonders of Cambodian cuisine:

There could be more, and some of the books may not be available in all countries.

NHUM – Recipes from a Cambodian Kitchen

is a cookbook that features traditional and authentic recipes from Cambodia. The book showcases the unique flavors and ingredients of Cambodian cuisine, including dishes such as kuy teav (rice noodle soup), bai sach chrouk (pork and rice), and pho (rice porridge). The recipes are easy to follow and include a mixture of staple dishes and lesser-known specialties. The book also provides a glimpse into the cultural and historical background of Cambodian cuisine, offering a deeper understanding of the country’s food and its place in the world of gastronomy.

The Cambodian Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the Kingdom of Wonder

by Joannes Riviere and Jacqueline Saulnier-Chavet

Khmer Cuisine: A Collection of Traditional and Modern Cambodian Recipes by Pheap Aim

is a collection of authentic recipes from the Kingdom of Wonder, Cambodia. It features traditional dishes that have been passed down from generation to generation, as well as new twists on classic recipes. The book offers a comprehensive guide to the ingredients, techniques, and cooking styles used in Cambodian cuisine, making it accessible to both novice and experienced cooks. Recipes include soups, curries, stir-fries, salads, and desserts, all using fresh, flavorful ingredients and bold spices. With step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photography, The Cambodian Cookbook provides a delicious and authentic taste of the Kingdom of Wonder.

“Real Cambodian Cookbook: A Living Legacy of Traditional Recipes” by Nadsa De Monteiro

“Cambodian Food and Cooking: Discover the Rich and Varied Cuisine of Cambodia” by Rosalin Uy

Khmer cuisine is the traditional cuisine of the Cambodian people. It is similar to Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, with a heavy emphasis on rice, seafood, and a variety of herbs and spices. Some popular dishes include Amok, a traditional fish curry, and Lok lak, a dish of marinated beef or pork served with vegetables and rice. Visitors to Cambodia should also try the street food, which offers a wide variety of delicious and inexpensive options. When eating out in Cambodia, it’s important to be aware that many restaurants use a lot of MSG in their cooking, so if you’re sensitive to it, it’s best to ask that it not be used.

Books about Khmer Food Cooking

If you love cooking and want to start your first Khmer dish, these recommended books are the best to start.

– [A Taste of Cambodian Cuisine]( by Demaz Baker
– [The Elephant Walk Cookbook: The Exciting World of Cambodian Cuisine from the Nationally Acclaimed Restaurant](
– [Royal Khmer Cuisine](
– [Chicken in the Mango Tree: Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village](
– [The Recipes of Life: Cambodian Cookbook (Chapter 1) Kindle Edition](

Also good read:

– [How to cook homemade Khmer food](

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