What’s Cooking? – Khmer Food : Starter
One of many ways to know the culture is through its food. The curiosity of what’s inside that makes it taste so good is answered only through cooking it yourself. I am kind of regret realizing that I missed a lot of opportunity to learn different type of cooking style in my previous visit to various countries. Shopping, sightseeing and experiencing big nice hotel bed is now becoming quite a plain thing for me to do. I want something new. I truly wanna feel like home when I am abroad. I am finding the way of how to be the citizen of the world. While some other girls choose to fuck local guy(s) in order to taste or understand their culture, I choose to cook their food.
I will share the recipe and cooking step on here from now on. It is for my own record too. In case my kitties eat my recipe’s paper note 🙁 like they did on my bank statements, shopping catalogue and my bedroom slippers.
Every cooking class (I think so) always come with 3 dishes in 1 session. Which is Stater, Main Course and Dessert. In Siem Reap, cooking class price is as low as USD10 per person. It took about 2-4 hours and you will get to eat your “work of art”. Ha.
Me and Mike choose different menu to cook so in total we have 6 dishes that day. For starter, I chose how to prepare Mango Salad while Mike chose Fresh Spring Rolls.
Yea, this is the finish work of art. My Khmer mango salad. And I get to learn how to set the food like a pro too!
The white thingy is actually lotus petals. Hhmmm tak do teratai kau pakai la daun halia ke apa.. janji cantik.
Mike’s Fresh Spring Rolls. Like a boss.
Here is what you need for your Khmer Mango Salad;
1)Young mango + carrot + tomato + Onion + shallot + basil 2) 2 spoon of peanuts (grind peanuts)
3) Chicken or shrimp
Boil the chicken/ shrimp for 2 minutes. Add half tea spoon of sugar and chicken stock powder – this to give some flavor to the shrimp/ chicken.