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Nom Pao/Banh Bao (Steamed Bun with Meat Filling)

    INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH: 1 cup of lukewarm WHOLE milk 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast 1/3 cup of sugar (add a Tablespoon more if you like your buns a tad sweeter) 4 cups of cake flour (may sub for all purpose flour) 2 teaspoons of Alsa baking powder or Rumford baking powder […]

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Banh Xeo (Asian Sizzling Crepes)

These savory, sizzling crepes are a real crowd-pleaser in the summertime. They are light, crispy, and packed with so much flavor! You may use whatever filling combination you’d like! Some favorites are ground chicken, and pork belly. You are also free to add as much or as little crepe batter when you’re frying these up. […]

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Prahok Dipping Sauce with Steak

I have never met a Cambodian, nor an Asian person for that matter, that didn’t love prahok! This stinky, spicy, and sour dipping sauce is a staple in all Cambodian homes! It’s most often paired with slices of juicy steak, and a nice assortment of herbs and veggies of your liking. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 to 2/3 […]

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Ginger and Chicken Stir Fry (Cha Kngey)

This ginger and chicken stir fry is one of my go-to recipes for summer. It’s quick, easy, flavorful, and we all already know just how good ginger is for the body. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound of boneless/skinless chicken thighs 3 ounces (1 full cup) of ginger sliced julienne 3 cloves of chopped garlic half of a […]

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Prahok Ktiss (Spicy Pork Dipping Sauce)

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound of ground pork 1 (13.5 fl. oz) can of coconut milk (you will not use all of it) 3 Tbsp of prepared kreung (lemongrass paste) 1 Tbsp of Korean hot pepper paste 1/2 tsp of tamarind powder 1 Tbsp of sugar 2 Tbsp of creamy prahok 3/4 cup of peas 3-4 Thai […]

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Kreung (Lemongrass Paste)

Kreung is probably one of the first things you learn how to make if you’re Khmer. And if you’ve never learned before, well then…let me show you! This lemongrass paste is at the heart of many Khmer dishes. The aroma from the fresh lemongrass, lime leaves, and galangal, make for an inviting dish, that’ll surely […]

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Nom Plai Ai (glutinous rice balls filled w/palm sugar)

If you are Cambodian and looooove your desserts like I do, then these sweet little suckers need no introduction. They are like…little soft pillows, filled with happiness and joy and then off topped with a little bit of heaven. You do get what I’m saying, right?!? Ingredients: For the dough: 1 lb of glutinous rice […]

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