• Jan Ghisoni

7 Cambodian desserts which you really must try

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

  1. Num Chak Kachan A traditional Khmer cake made from rice flour, palm sugar and coconut cream.

  2. Cha Houy Teuk A sweet jelly dessert made from agar agar. It comes in fluorescent pinks, blues and greens. The jelly is often flavoured with sag, mung beans and coconut cream.

  3. Mung Bean Pudding Not too sweet but very delicious and traditionally served with coconut sauce. This is a great dish to eat on a hot day as it will cool your body temperature.

  4. Num Ansom Chek A favourite dish which is enjoyed during the Khmer New Year. Locals give these to the monks at Pagodas. This is a sticky rice cake combined with banana and then steamed in banana leaves.

  5. Bey Dom Neib This is a warm dessert made from rice and palm sugar and served with mango. The tart flavour of the mango makes this dish popular in Khmer Restaurants.

  6. Sangkhia A pumpkin custard which is served on those special occasions such as at family celebrations. It is usually made the day before and left to chill overnight in the fridge.

  7. Nom Pum’ A Cambodian spin on the classic waffle dish. It is flavoured with coconut milk and served with grated coconut on top of well grilled waffles.