Khmer food is another name for the food widely consumed in Cambodia. The food
of Cambodia includes tropical fruits, rice, noodles, drinks, dessert and various
The staple food for Cambodians is rice. Almost every meal includes a bowl of
rice, although noodles are also popular. A wide range of curries, soups and stir
fries are served with rice. Many rice varieties are available in Cambodia,
including aromatic rice and glutinous or sticky rice. The latter is more
commonly found in desserts with fruits like durian.
A legacy of the French is the baguette, which the Cambodians often eat with
pâté, tinned sardines or eggs. One of these with a cup of strong coffee,
sweetened with condensed milk, is an example of a common Cambodian breakfast.
Typically, Cambodians eat their meals with at least three or four separate
dishes. A meal will usually include a soup, or samlor, served alongside the main
courses. Each individual dish will be either sweet, sour, salty or bitter. Chili
is served on the side, and left up to individual diners and to their taste. In
this way Cambodians ensure that they get a bit of every flavor to satisfy their