Num Ansom Chek Recipe: A Popular Cambodian Dessert

In Cambodia, Cambodian New Year is one of our greatest national holidays and during this time most family will be making many Cambodian desserts —Num Ansom Chek is one of the more popular Khmer dessert during this festivity. It is three to four days of festivities, so, therefore, cooking is a large part of our whole morning routine. I remember my mother cutting and prepping everything overnight and waking up earlier than the birds (at 4 am) to start making all the dishes she wants to serve at the local wat (temple) to appease the spirits of our ancestors. And …

Cambodian Pumpkin Custard Recipe: Sangkhaya lapov with a Japanese Twist

Cambodian Sangkhaya Lapov Recipe — A Cambodian Holiday Favourite Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin soup. Pumpkin tastes amazing no matter what format you eat it in. Hell, I even love carving it for Halloween. They always turn out deformed, but hey, its Halloween, deformed is good! I know it’s not Halloween, but I strongly believe Pumpkins should be enjoyed year round. Its delicate sweetness, soft texture and gorgeous green and orange colouring, what’s not to love about this fruit? Wait, is pumpkin a vegetable or fruit? Well, it doesn’t matter, it’s delicious either way.  Growing up in Canada, I always loved …