Traditional: Trey Chean Choun

EDIT 9/29/2015. Lovelies, when you see this speaker icon feel free to click on it, it’ll take you to a Clyp audio file with the Khmer pronunciation! I’ve been looking for a site to do this on, sometimes it’s hard to phonically spell Khmer words using English letters, I hope this will help! Trey Chean…

Cambodian New Year 2014

After I launched Refugee Kitchen, I said I would do only Khmer recipes for the month of April in celebration of Cambodian New Year. New Year has just passed and I have 2 weeks left in April to get a few more recipes in, this by no means I will stop Khmer recipes on this…

Yellow Kroeung – Cambodian Aromatic Paste

How do I begin to speak about an ingredient or the ingredients that comprises this paste when it’s so indicative of my culture? That’s a big task! “Kroeung” directly translate to “ingredients”, but we use it as the generic term to describe an aromatic paste used to flavor soups (somlaw), stir fries (cha), curries (kari)…

Traditional: Khmer Lok Lak

My mother would make Lok Lak for one simple reason, to get us to eat vegetables. Not that we hated veggies, we just liked our veggies better with a side of seared beef! Lok Lak is a glorious hot salad with a bed of crisp whole lettuce leaves, juicy tomatoes, cool cucumbers and sharp raw…