Cambodian Dessert Recipe: Num Ansom Chek

In Cambodia, Khmer New Year is one of our greatest national holidays. 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 the one thing that took a really long time to make was, one of my favourite Cambodian dessert, Num Ansom Chek and Num Ansom Chrouk (pork version). Not because …

Sangkhaya lapov with a Japanese Twist: Kabocha squash with Matcha custard

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.  Cambodian Sangkhaya Recipe — A Cambodian Holiday Favourite Growing up in Canada, I always loved …