Laos and Cambodia Dinner Party Menu Complete with Recipes

Sticking with tradition on Compass and Fork, our last food post for a country is a dinner party.  We have featured 5 recipe posts for adjoining SE Asian countries Laos and Cambodia. The food is definitely one of the reasons you travel to Laos and Cambodia. It is good and cheap on the hip pocket.  Not unlike food from Thailand and Vietnam, but with some subtle differences. As you would expect the food of Laos and Cambodia is influenced by … Read More

Mekong Inspired Green Papaya Salad Recipe

Another great salad you see in all of the countries along the Mekong River is Green Papaya Salad. Certainly in beautiful Luang Prabang, Laos, you see this glorious salad everywhere. Today, we feature Green Papaya Salad. Green or unripe papaya should not be underrated. The crunch factor gives it a fabulous texture that adds to the dish. And only 5 minutes to prepare. But be warned, this salad does have a bit of a kick. The heat can be easily … Read More

Chicken Larb from Luang Prabang

Today, we feature an Asian salad great served warm or cold, featuring so many of those great South East Asian herbs and spices that combine so well in a salad. Chicken larb is usually associated with Thailand but it is just as popular in Laos and possibly even superior to the Thai version. Chances are you may not know a lot about Lao cuisine. Laos flies under the radar behind adjoining neighbors Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Naturally there is … Read More

Quick Easy Golden Fried Banana Fritters are Awesome

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Today we feature fried banana fritters, Cambodian-style. Found throughout South East Asia, banana desserts are extremely popular and surely golden fried banana fritters are the most popular banana dessert of all. So much so it has been well and truly exported all over the world so we can enjoy the golden, crisp batter and the sweet treat inside. Our Cambodian version of fried banana fritters contains no hard to find ingredients. The batter is a little lighter than most as … Read More

This Cambodian Fish Amok Will Make You Cook!

Cambodian fish amok is the national dish of Cambodia and with very good reason. It is deliciously creamy and quite mild when compared to neighboring Thailand’s curries. Concerned about sourcing ingredients for such an exotic cuisine? You shouldn’t be. If you enjoy Thai or Vietnamese food, then you will surely enjoy Cambodian food. Cambodia is squeezed between Thailand and Vietnam so there is a large influence from both those countries. Throw in China, India and France, who colonized the country … Read More

The Best Green Peppercorn Beef Celebrating Kampot Pepper

Green peppercorn beef is a classic, Cambodian, stir fry. It is simple to make, using easy to source ingredients. The dish features green peppercorns and was inspired as a result of our visit to to Kep and nearby Kampot, in southern Cambodia.  Green peppercorn beef provides a sublime window into the fabulous world of Cambodian cuisine. There is surprisingly little known about Cambodian cuisine. Its nearby neighbors, Thailand and Vietnam steal all of its thunder. But if you enjoy Thai … Read More

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