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…

Redux: Salmon Lok Lak

I’ve had this idea in my head for a while now. I’m not reinventing food, I’m not improving, I’m just putting a little twist on it. I’m notorious of doing redux recipes of Cambodian classics, I draw inspiration from my surroundings and Californian upbringing while still (hopefully) keeping true to Cambodian flavors. Cambodian-Californian is what…

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…

Campbell: Chez Sovan

Oh me oh my, I had this post in the draft section since March 30th??? At least I had intended to post soon after I ate out, I just.. didn’t! Can we say WOW!? Posting 2 days in a row!?? I took my brothers J, M and M’s gf Mo to Chez Sovan on our…