Khmer Food Recipe: Ginger Fish with Salted Soybean (Trey Chean Choun)

Khmer Food Recipe: Ginger Fish with Salted Soybean (Trey Chean Choun)

Cambodian ginger fish is crispy fried fish topped with ginger and salted soybean; it’s crispy, tangy with a hint of sweetness and a lot of bite. However, I think ginger is one of those food items where either you love it, or you hate it. I obviously belong to the former; I can’t get enough of it. When I’m sick, I make my chicken soup with ginger and shitake mushroom. I would also boil some hot water, place a few pieces of crushed ginger, and turn it into ginger green tea. Of course, with a little bit of manuka honey …

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Cambodian Food Recipe: How to make Cambodian Kaw Sach Chrouk

Cambodian Food Recipe: How to make Cambodian Kaw Sach Chrouk

I started living on my own since I was 18. Cooking was clumsy at first. I remember being a guest at a friend’s house, and being the sweet girl that I am, I offered her some help. She took up my offer and requested that I chop up some garlic. So I did, I grabbed a butcher knife and hacked up that garlic with movements Paul Bunyan would have been proud of. Of course, the garlic was flying everywhere but at least some decided to stay on the cutting board. It was chopped splendidly albeit wastefully. I received encouraging looks …

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Watermelon Sangria with Japanese Plum Wine, Umeshu

Watermelon Sangria with Japanese Plum Wine, Umeshu

I’ve recently moved from Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta. It was no last minute decision on my part, a lot of factors came into play, and it took months for me to finally make the final decision. The -40 degree warnings didn’t deter me, Hamilton is pretty cold in its own right. My apartment was near water, so at times the winds were strong enough to sweep me off my feet and leaving me a stiff, shivering penguin.  Actually, I had no expectation of Edmonton. It may sound simplistic, but I just wanted to be near my high school sweetheart of …

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