I can't even begin to describe this, you just have to click over and read it! Meanwhile, Wanna has Grilled Beef and Prahok (fish sauce) with Cambodian bloggers in Phnom Penh.Oh, the power of social networking tools!
If so, be sure to check out this Cambodian Food Blogger named Phonmenon. It looks like an ex-pat in Cambodia who likes to eat and drink. The blog has food recipies, restaurant reviews, beautiful photos, and more. It's new, so let's keep our fingers crossed that when the blogging novetly wears thin, the blogs lives on.
In Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines, fish sauce is never far from a cook's hand. In Cambodia, I believe it is called "teuk-truh-ee" or When fish sauce arrived on Southeast Asian tables remains a mystery, but its invention was inevitable. In a region blessed with abundant fish but, even today, lacking refrigeration, people naturally figured out how to preserve this valued protein source. In Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines, fish sauce is never far from a cook's hand. Here's an article from SF Chronicle about this important Southeast Asian ingredient. Fish sauce adds distinction to cuisines far beyond Southeast Asia
Here is a list of fruits that you can eat while in Cambodia from the Fritz Restaurant in Cambodia. The photographs are beautiful! There are also receipes available. To learn more about fruits you can eat in Cambodia, check out Sweet Cucumber.
Although most Cambodians are Buddhists, farmers still practice forms of folk religion—which is filled with supernatural beings and magical rituals—and believe in its power. This page, from the Asia Rice Foundation, describes some of these.
The Asia Rice Foundation's goal is to mobilize and provide support for research, educational, cultural, and advocacy movements that promote public appreciation of the role of rice in the diverse culture of Asia, and ensure that farmers can produce enough rice to feed Asia's growing population while preserving the environment.