Hidden gem: Cambodian cuisine counts blessings of the Mekong

Envoy to Japan discusses traditions around fish paste, watermelon rice and more.

Cambodian food may ring less of a bell to many outsiders compared with Thailand’s spicy tom yum soup or Vietnam’s pho noodles.

Yet the Southeast Asian country has developed its own unique cuisine over the centuries, centering on the fish, rice and vegetables caught and grown along the Mekong River, as well as its seasonal cycles.

“Cambodian cuisine has a long history,” Cambodian Ambassador to Japan Tuy Ry told me when I visited the embassy in Tokyo in early July.

In full: https://asia.nikkei.com/Editor-s-Picks/Interview/Hidden-gem-Cambodian-cuisine-counts-blessings-of-the-Mekong

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