Cambodian Noodle refers to a traditional food product available in several different types in different parts of Cambodia. In Cambodia, the noodles are available in distinct forms and shapes viz. flat rice, fat rice, thin rice, curly noodles, thick egg noodles, and thin egg noodles. In Cambodia, noodles are usually cooked for large groups of people; they are seldom cooked for only one person or 2-3 people.
Popular Cambodian Noodles Recipe Variations
A few popular variations of Cambodian noodles are discussed hereunder:
- Cambodian noodle soup (khemr soup)- noodles are used in various Cambodian soup recipes, along with addition of several other ingredients like meat (pork, chicken, or beef), onions, tomatoes, broth, spices, and seasoning ingredients like fish sauce, brown sugar, and soy sauce. The soup can be topped with sweet onions, chilli sauce, pickled jalapenos, mung bean sprouts, and cilantro leaves before serving.
- Cambodian fried rice noodles- fish sauce dressing is one of the main ingredients of this Cambodian dish. This dish is prepared by frying water soaked rice noodles and eggs one by one, and then arranging them properly on a serving dish. The serving dish is lined with fried rice noodles, which are topped with shredded fried eggs. Thereafter, chopped peanuts are sprinkled, followed by dressing the dish with fish sauce. The dish can be garnished with roasted peanuts and fresh herbs before serving.
- Cambodian Stir-Fried Lemongrass Noodle- this noodle based Cambodian dish is prepared by combining together rice noodles, pork, sugar, fish sauce, onions, and Khmer Kroeung (Cambodian lemongrass paste).
- Mee-ka-tang- this is one of the popular Cambodian noodle based dishes prepared with dried wide rice noodles. This dish is made by topping boiled and seasoned noodles with gravy made of garlic, meat (beef, pork, or chicken), chicken stock, broccoli, carrots, sugar, and oyster sauce. This Cambodian dish is topped with scrambled eggs before serving. This dish is also famous as Cambodian style chow fun.