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preahvihear
It took the French to introduce the Khmer civilization to the WORLD, but it looks like it will take the Vietnamese to popularize and introduce Khmer dishes to the world this time.



A taste of Cambodia in Vietnam
13:09 07/05/2009
Num banh choc, a fish and rice noodle soup from Cambodia, is gaining in popularity in southern Vietnam
Num banh choc, a fish and rice noodle soup from Cambodia, has won a place in the hearts of many in Ho Chi Minh City, the bustling southern metropolis crowded with food lovers.

The fish noodle soup is a breakfast staple for people from the land of Angkor Wat. The dish, which includes freshwater fish and herbs, reflects the Cambodian fondness for fish, one of the country’s cheap and abundant sources of food.

The dish gets its distinctive flavor from prahok, a type of fermented fish paste, commonly used in Cambodian cuisine as a seasoning or a condiment.

A bowl of num banh choc not only satisfies the taste buds but also the eyes of gourmets.

It is consisted of a subtle yellow fish and coconut milk broth with fresh rice noodles, paper-thin chopped banana blossom, cucumber and cabbage and topped off with prahok.

A wide variety of fresh vegetables, herbs and even flowers, including watercress, snake beans and water lily stalks, are also used to add more color and flavor to the sweet, sour and salty fish broth.

The noodles are served with fillets – and the head and guts - of freshwater fish. The fish guts are thoroughly cleaned with salt before being cooked to maintain their crunchy texture.

Fish guts are definitely an acquired taste but are also the most-ordered extra ingredient at num banh choc restaurants.

Num banh choc is on the menu of several restaurants in HCMC’s “Cambodian Town” in District 10.

The Tu Xe Restaurant has been a familiar destination for num banh choc fans since it opened in 1972. The owner of the restaurant is a 74-year-old Vietnamese woman who learned the art of Cambodian cuisine while living in Cambodia.

More and more Vietnamese visit Cambodian Town to sample the rich tastes of cuisine from neighboring Cambodia.

Some housewives even travel to Cambodian Town to buy ingredients to create their own Vietnamese versions of Num banh choc at home.

Another Cambodian dish, Hu tieu nam vang (Phnom Penh Noodle Soup), is also near the top of the list of favorite breakfast foods of southern Vietnamese.
Hu tieu nam vang is most often prepared with shrimp, pork, squid, fried spring onions and fresh herbs, although different variations can include pork liver and wonton dumplings.

Source : vietnewsonline.vn
http://www.travelvietnam.org/tvn/fooddrink...am-id14468.html
hoang_1989
There is a Cambodian Town in Saigon? I didn't know that. Do you guys have some pics? I am very curious.
thewiseguy
I never knew there was a CambodianTown in Vietnam.
Buddhalove
i am curious myself too.
kevo
I'm not a big fan of Num banh choc with samlaw Khmai/ what they're describing in this article. My mom is an expert at making Num banh choc & everyone of her friends & my aunts & uncles beg her to make it. It's like a treat with the older Khmer folks down here in Houston.....kind of like crack......I swear everytime my mom makes it for a party/ for a temple festival, people swarm like ants & there's nothing leftover.......it's hard to find those that do it well & good.

She make Num banh choc with: Samlaw Khmai, Tuk Namya & Tuk Karee

I'm not big on Samlaw Khmai.....to fishy.......forgot what's in Tuk Namya.......but, I LOOOOVE Num banh choc with Tuk Karee!!! biggthumpup.gif
kevo
QUOTE (thewiseguy @ Aug 26 2009, 06:17 PM) *
I never knew there was a CambodianTown in Vietnam.




Yeah it's Southern Vietnam where our Khmer Krom bretherens live. icon_wink.gif biggthumpup.gif
Metropolitan
It's okay, I gained alot of weight eating like 10 bowls of it a day when I was a kid. All that coconut milk and believe it or not sometimes there was too much sugar as well.
Congradufuckalations
I like the red num ba'choc. <3
kevo
QUOTE (Congradufu-kalations @ Aug 27 2009, 12:52 AM) *
I like the red num ba'choc. <3



That sir would be Num banh choc Tuk Karee (Khmer curry)...... My mom makes two versions of Karee, the red curry roasted red pepper based (the one with the grease on top) & the yellow Karee more coconut based, lemon grass & peanut (my favorite type of Karee!!!) biggthumpup.gif
Congradufuckalations
YuMmmMMmMY!!!
Viesnabotkampujia
QUOTE (hoang_1989 @ Aug 26 2009, 02:32 PM) *
There is a Cambodian Town in Saigon? I didn't know that. Do you guys have some pics? I am very curious.


It wasn't a Cambodian Town in Saigon. It was Saigon or the entire South Vietnam belong to Cambodia.Not to cause any problem with you, but wanting to teach you a little history of you think is Vietnam.
preahvihear
QUOTE (Viesnabotkampujia @ Aug 27 2009, 04:38 AM) *
It wasn't a Cambodian Town in Saigon. It was Saigon or the entire South Vietnam belong to Cambodia.Not to cause any problem with you, but wanting to teach you a little history of you think is Vietnam.


I have to agree with you completely, Viesnabotkampuchea. The Mekong Delta region is still called Kampuchea Krom until this very day, and I don't know what the Viets mean by "Cambodian Town" in Saigon. I think they meant to say in Kampuchea Krom or something like that.

Hey Viesna, long time no see, how are things. Heard that the movie Finding Face is coming out in Europe, right? You guys have been through a lot and best wishes to all of you.
Buddhalove
I am expecting to find more popular Khmer Dishes in Vietnam. What a disappointment not much for me to see. icon_sad.gif
thewiseguy
QUOTE (Buddhalove @ Aug 27 2009, 11:15 AM) *
I am expecting to find more popular Khmer Dishes in Vietnam. What a disappointment not much for me to see. icon_sad.gif



What u mean u been to south vietnam to even make a statement like that? Doubt it.
McFly
QUOTE (preahvihear @ Aug 27 2009, 02:06 AM) *
I have to agree with you completely, Viesnabotkampuchea. The Mekong Delta region is still called Kampuchea Krom until this very day, and I don't know what the Viets mean by "Cambodian Town" in Saigon. I think they meant to say in Kampuchea Krom or something like that.

Hey Viesna, long time no see, how are things. Heard that the movie Finding Face is coming out in Europe, right? You guys have been through a lot and best wishes to all of you.

Wake up Dum Sh1t! You must be the son of Pol Pot... embarassedlaugh.gif The last time I check on the world map there's no such thing as "Kampuchea Krom". What the fck is "Kampuchea Krom" anyway? Of course you don't know what the Viet means b/c you're still dreaming. Khmer like you make us laugh.... embarassedlaugh.gif

You're like a Mexican who still thinks California belongs to Mexico....Sorry dude, its too late. Here's a tip for your delusional dum @ss...Focus on whats left and try to make it better.
Kdaw_Tmaw
QUOTE (McFly @ Aug 28 2009, 06:02 AM) *
Wake up Dum Sh1t! You must be the son of Pol Pot... embarassedlaugh.gif The last time I check on the world map there's no such thing as "Kampuchea Krom". What the fck is "Kampuchea Krom" anyway? Of course you don't know what the Viet means b/c you're still dreaming. Khmer like you make us laugh.... embarassedlaugh.gif

You're like a Mexican who still thinks California belongs to Mexico....Sorry dude, its too late. Here's a tip for your delusional dum @ss...Focus on whats left and try to make it better.

The Indians of California are the indiginous people of the land, so that does not make preahvihear like a Mexican.

BTW, we should all enjoy a dish of salaw machu yoon in Vietnam. beerchug.gif
silangan
I'm hungry. Where can I buy those dishes here in Jersey? I wanna try them.
daxas24
I live in Saigon and I've never heard of "num banh choc" nor cambodian town before.

Also, I'm sorry about history, u know, it happened.

StrongestWinner
Num banh choc == BULL$hit. lol

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