Expertly deep-fried chicken wings and an off-menu fried rice with beef dish help make Phnom Penh one of the best pitstops in Vancouver's Chinatown.
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Reading through last week's New York Diet by Ivan Orkin, I was surprised when I came across his casual mention of "a Vietnamese restaurant on Jerome Avenue." Not because of the location, but because my meals at the restaurant, recognizable as Com Tam Ninh Kieu, have been unanimously unimpressive. Still, his positive reference made me wonder, have I been I missing something? I returned to the restaurant to find out.
Cambodia's food is more than traditional soups and curries. In Phnom Penh, a growing international city, discover hand-pull noodles, smoky barbecue, and vegan specialties.
Cambodia's food is all about the contrasts—sweet and bitter, salty and sour, fresh and cooked. Check out 13 unique dishes from this Southeast Asian nation.
At a time of year more synonymous with chocolate bunnies and egg hunts, one Bronx congregation gathered to celebrate a different holiday. Home to some 2,000 Cambodians, the borough boasts one of only two Khmer Buddhist Temples in the city: Wat Jotanaram. The temple, a two-family house tucked into a hill in residential Bedford Park, played host to the community's three-day celebration of their traditional Cambodian Buddhist New Year. Blessing and alms preceded a backyard gathering of grilling, fish sauce, and conversation.
For all of the city's diversity, the block just south of the Kingsbridge Road station may be the only one in New York where you can find your fufu flour and pho just steps apart. A well-documented but marginal Vietnamese and Cambodian community settled into the surrounding area, giving birth to a culinary scene that briefly captured intrepid New Yorkers' foodie dreams.
The Cambodian truck serves up great Cambodian food, a cuisine that's under-served here in NYC.
Anyone who's been to doughnut shops in Southern California may notice how many of them are owned by Cambodians. After fleeing the killing fields of the Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, many Cambodian refugees ended up in SoCal and though an interesting set of circumstances, got into the dough-frying biz. In this video, we meet a family who owns a shop in the Los Angeles area.
The Cambodian population in Providence began to grow during the reign and eventual fall of the Khmer Rouge, in the late 1970s. It's now a substantial immigrant group with more than 10,000 people. The cuisine relies heavily on rice as well as familiar Asian flavors like soy sauce, lemongrass, tamarind, ginger, and coconut milk. Fish is also a staple, though Westerners don't always get behind the fermented and salted preparations. There are two popular Cambodian restaurants in Providence: Angkor and Apsara Palace. I dropped by both to see what authentic Cambodian food is all about.
Even though it's still a bit chilly out, my mind has already wandered far from hot wintery drinks—toward iced coffees, summer juices, and glasses of rosé. Add to this list the return of Watermelon Juice ($3.55) at Num Pang. There's...
With Vietnamese banh mi shops opening up on every corner, I guess it was just a matter of time before our Southeast Asian sandwich explorations expanded beyond the borders of Vietnam. But at Num Pang, would the sandwiches be as good as the name? Num num num num pang. I just love saying it.
"Num pang is Cambodian; banh mi is Vietnamese. They were both colonized by the French, hence the baguette." Ratha Chau is the chef and owner of Kampuchea, one of the only, if not the only, Cambodian restaurants in the city....
Today marks the opening of Num Pang, the Cambodian sandwich shop ("num pang" being the Cambodian name for "sandwich") by Union Square opened by the team behind Kampuchea Noodle Bar, Ratha Chau and Ben Daitz. Last night we checked...