Cambodian Spicy Papaya Beef Salad Recipe (Lahong Plea Sach Ko)

Plea sach ko (khmer beef tartar) and bok lahong (khmer green papaya salad), were my dad’s favourite dishes. Plea sach ko is a Cambodian dish which consists of lime-cured beef and prahok tossed with fresh herbs, shallots, finely shaved radish and sprinkled with crushed roasted peanuts. It is a very popular main dish which can be served hot or cold. Bok lahong is a dish of Laos origin that is served at many food stalls throughout southeast Asia, and is especially popular in Thailand and Cambodia. This dish combines the five main tastes of southeast Asian cuisine -sourness from lime or tamarind, spiciness …

Salaw Machu Kroeung – a Cambodian national favorite!

Salaw machu kroeung is a staple in Cambodian cooking. It literally translates to “sour soup ingredient”. This is my favourite salaw (soup) because of its mixture of salty, sour and spicy with a distinctly Cambodian taste due to the lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and turmeric. There are many food in our culture that is similar to Thai and Vietnamese cooking, but this soup along with our other food that uses kroeung really differentiate our cooking from theirs. The taste is uniquely Cambodian. Salaw Machu Kroeung: A Cambodian National Stew for the Adventurous Foodie This version of salaw machu kreung …

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