Can say quintessence of Cambodian cuisine is the cuisine Amok. Amok bring dishes full of flavor, ingredients very own “the land of temples”. Pure sweetness comes from sugar Thot, greasy aroma of coconut water, smelled Prahok mingles with the aroma of banana leaves gently. All are characterized Khmer captivated anyone when tasted.

No exaggeration to say that amok is the soul of Cambodian cuisine, because anything can evoke the cuisine of Cambodia, which is amok. Amok dishes traditional Cambodian Amok to mention the chicken and steamed fish Amok.

Save Amok Chicken is made from raw materials is meat and chicken breast, coconut milk and Khuong (spices especially only in Cambodia), and some spices such as left-Wish, turmeric, galangal, onions, lemongrass, … Chicken after being clean for at marinated with Jiang, rice, coconut milk and some vegetables shrinkage creates dishes with rich taste, but no less tasty exotic. When taste Amok Chicken, visitors will feel the chicken toned mix with the sweet aroma of coconut, tourists will not worry dish will greasy because the vegetables nearly neutralized, put food on the easy to eat , eat and will remember forever, and the time is addictive.

This dish is often very soft so called soup Cambodians. Amok chicken soup bowl that is not used in place of coconut, which gives the feeling cherish eating, enjoy the taste.

Amok steamed fish dishes are quite picky over food chicken Amok. A dish to look after the processing is simple, but to create it, it requires a multitude of processes and types of materials together. Ingredients to create dishes include Fillet snakehead or Catfish, Khuong, coconut milk, duck eggs, jaggery, Prahok and intestine or sweet leaf cluster.

Cambodians with esoteric formulas prepared a mixture of Khuong, coconut milk, sugar and eggs to bring to cook until it reaches the consistency of emulsion. Then the fish is cut into pieces and then be sprinkled to taste bloody water mixture prepared with leaf cluster intestine, forest lemons, lemongrass, galangal, lemon zest, garlic, shallots and chilli. These materials are blended together to create a new experience and exciting for this dish.

Fillet wrapped when it was spicy wrap in banana leaves and steamed cooked. When ripe, the taste of banana leaves radiating outward stimulate diners want to quickly find out what is inside. Remove the banana leaves off, try a small piece visitors will immediately fascinated by the blend by spicy chili flavor make sweet meat, the fat in coconut milk and a little flavor of Prahok.

If just once enjoyed through this unique Amok dishes, guests will remember forever, and even be able to “enthusiast” for them. However, if the first pass through, can not taste so not used by the concentration, but take longer to eat, eat a little more tourists will feel this dish right result “masterpiece human world.”

On the afternoon of the rainy season in Cambodia, there is nothing more amazing when tasted with a little wine Amok Thot Cambodian specialties. Indeed, “the land of the temple tower” very suitable for housewives cuisine experience exciting and picky here.

Cambodian Cuisine not too fussy, colorful cuisine neighbors but in return, the dishes are featuring Khmer originality, taste harmony which especially makes people enjoy if once tasted try not to forget. Amok dish is so. If you have the opportunity to tour Cambodia, travelers do not forget to enjoy rustic dishes are light!

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Discover natural beauty spots in the hilly Mondulkiri

If you want to escape from the crowds in some Cambodia attractions, maybe Mondulkiri is the best alternative choice. Here, you have a chance to climb gradually through some of Cambodia’s most beautiful countryside, watch high waterfalls, river gorges, pristine jungle, pretty fruit and vegetable orchards, and immerse yourself in the fresh atmosphere.

1. Where is Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri is an eastern province of Cambodia. This hilly province is relatively undeveloped and low populated province in the whole country. Sen Monorom, the capital of Mondulkiri, is the perfect off-the-beaten-track destination. Due to lying at an altitude of nearly 800m, Sen Monorom is possible to get a pleasant break from the intense heat noticed on the lower plains.


Mondulkiri province has a climate like the other areas in the country. There are two main seasons: dry season and rainy season. The weather throughout the dry season is in the region of 23 to 29°C with plenty of sunshine. In the summer the temperature can increase slightly, and range from 27 to 31°C. However, in general, Mondulkiri’s average temperature throughout the year is definitely lower than in other areas of Cambodia. The best time to visit Mondulkiri is in the dry season when the climate is dry and dusty but still pleasant enough to experience the local area.

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2. What to do in Mondulkiri

2.1 Bou Sra Waterfall

Bou Sra Waterfall is the largest, highest and most stunning in Cambodia. This waterfall is relatively easy to travel to by road, bus or car. The journey gives a perfect opportunity to admire the beautiful local scenery that consists of the ethnic Phnong villages, paper plantations, rubber plantations, coffee farms and rice fields.


The Bou Sra waterfall is split over three levels with the top level having the fast flowing water. The second level is the favoured destination for the tourists that wish to bath and relax in the cool waters and natural surroundings. Also on this level, there are plenty of locals with stands set up to sell a variety of Phnong products such as agricultural products (honey, potatoes, beans and bananas) as well as scarves and clothes. The third level is out of bounds to travelers because it is very dangerous.

2.2 Pahlung Village

A visit to Pahlung Village in the northern part of Sen Monorom is a popular destination within a one-hour drive of the provincial capital. It is the diverse regional culture and the scenic rustic setting. This helps to attract the attention of the tourists. This village is great for experiencing an elephant trekking trip.


Pahlung Village is rich in scenic spots as well as the local houses and huts that are wonderfully designed. The surrounding forest area has many kinds of fauna and flora. You can take a half or full day tour in the surrounding area. For those travelers planning to stay the full day, there is the possibility of camping overnight in the village.

2.3 Chrey Thom Waterfall


The Chrey Thom Waterfall is easily found in the Sen Monorum district. During the dry season, the waterfall has 15m height and 2m diameter. While in the rainy season, this can be changed to 11m height and 8m diameter. Unlike the Boo Sra waterfall which becomes inaccessible in the wet season, Chrey Thom Waterfall can be accessible all-year-round.  Here, tourists have a chance to see the plantation of Sro Lou around the waterfall. Especially, there is the huge brandy tree of Chrey which is standing there for quite a long time.

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