Hello everyone :) This is part two of myTakes about Traditional Khmer cuisines.
First Part: Traditional Khmer (Cambodian) Cuisines
This myTake will show casting some desserts that are very popular to eat in Cambodia :D!!
A lot of the desserts consist of coconut milk/cream, palm sugar, sugar and more SUGARR!!! XP
So here we go..!!!
Num Chak Kachan: Coconut Cream jelly cake
Rice flour, water, coconut cream, palm sugar and salt, this jelly-like textured cake is traditionally eaten coloured (red or green and white). With 4-5 layers of colour this dessert is vibrant, tasty and frequently made and used during special Cambodian occasions.
Num Ansom Chek: Sticky rice and Banana Wrap
Sticky rice, yellow mung bean and one sweet banana are rolled in a banana leaf and steamed for an hour. This dessert is extremely popular, although it is time consuming; it is absolutely worth the wait. Marinaded pork belly strips can replace the sweet banana if you’d like a heavier savory dish instead.
Baw Baw Pot: Sweet Corn and Tapioca Porridge
Sweet corn and tapioca pearls cooked in coconut milk. The two ingredients are made to be reduced into a syrup like texture. The texture is thick and gluggy, but sooo delicious *drools*
Lort: Pandan flavoured jelly in a sugary coconut sauce
Long strips of green worm looking jelly, covered in a sugary coconut sauce. Not overly sweet, but
a must have in a Cambodian wedding ;) hehe
Nom Lapov: Winter squash steamed in Banana Leaf
Winter squash is a vital ingredient in this recipe. Winter squash, shredded coconut, sugar and salt are made into a puree and wrapped up in banana leaves to be steamed in a steamer. Quite sweet as you have sweetness from the winter squash and the sugar alone. This dessert is great to have before or after dinner/supper.
Domlong Chien: Fried Sweet Potato
Purple Yam fried in rice flour. This dessert is very heavy and fulfilling. But the sweetness is natural from the Yam itself. This is possibly my favourite dessert from them all. The Yam can be replaced with sweet bananas for something less heavy and somewhat light.
Well there you have it! Some scrumptious desserts Cambodian people eat. Thank you for reading and I hope I’d find you on another myTake of mine :D!