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Cambodia’s Delectable Evening Delights

February 4, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , ,

Like many Asian countries rice plays an important role in the economy and culture of Cambodia. Along with its Southeast Asian neighbours – Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar – Cambodia is one of the top 10 rice producing countries in the world.

Rice is a key staple of the Cambodian diet and is almost always a part of every meal. What’s more, it is also an accompaniment and ingredient in a broad range of other dishes. In village communities it’s used in creative ways in both sweet and savory dishes, using recipes and methods of preparation that date back centuries.

Sticky rice, a form of glutinous rice, is particularly popular in Cambodia and is the main ingredient for many sweets and snacks. Traditionally wrapped in banana leaf with caramelized banana, or encased in bamboo and baked with coconut or other fruits – there are literally hundreds of ways that Cambodian people use sticky rice in their everyday diet.

At Khiri Travel Cambodia you can now join our Food Vespa Tour (yes, the stylish Italian scooter!) and head off the beaten track to seek out Cambodia’s cuisine at some of the local markets that hark back to an age gone by. Try out such local fare as deep-fried rice cakes with chives and spinach, or Cambodia’s famous rice noodle soup, known locally as kuyteav, among many others.

You can’t but help enjoy the local hustle and bustle of the markets filled with the closely packed vendors, mysterious aromas, and of course, the variety of new and exciting flavors – a colourful blend of experiences that make this evening tour an fascinating cultural encounter.

For more information about this and other tours in Siem Reap, or for booking requests, please contact our team in Phnom Penh at [email protected].

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