These recipes have been collected by freelance American journalist Lina Goldberg. They’re from Phnom Penh which has a rather different cuisine to Siem Reap. In Siem Reap I’ve asked Savong what his favourite dish is, and he’s pretty sure it is Amok, the local fish (not the service) but the children at SHEC, when I asked them, mostly answered: “Chicken!”
In fact Cambodian chicken is a source of pride in Cambodia because many locals have tried the battery raised chicken from Thailand -which is more akin to the white meat we have in westernised countries. By contrast, the Cambodian chicken is tasty, delicious free-range and organic. Best chicken I’ve ever tasted.