27 Jul '12, 11pm

Num Banh-Chok at the Crossroad by @EatingAsia - #cambodia #cuisine #culture

Num Banh-Chok at the Crossroad by @EatingAsia - #cambodia #cuisine #culture

About a half hour outside of Siem Reap by tuk-tuk, at a four-way intersection from which one road leads to Banteay Srei , another to Banteay Samre , still another back to the main Angkor temples, and the last to, well, nowhere in particular, sits a row of eateries serving num banh-chok, a dish of fermented rice noodles topped with 'curry' that's nearly identical to Thai kanom jeen (note the similarity between the words 'kanom' and 'num'). They're all but empty when we whiz by at 630am on our way to watch a family make palm sugar, but the big metal pots stuffed with all sorts of interesting edible greens sitting on each table immediately catch our eye. Ever since we first sampled kanom jeen in Bangkok we've been obsessed with the dish. In our estimation it makes for the perfect tropical-weather meal: cool noodles topped with a warm but not-steaming-hot gravy, served with al...

Full article: http://eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/2008/08/num-banh...

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