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Anonymous asked: What does "kaprek" mean?
uhhh i really don’t know..? lol i guess i’d have to hear you say it, but i probably can’t recognize the term
who has seen.walked pass these guys or any similar!? — and yes that man is playing a leaf. lol
“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.” - Siddhartha Gautama
A traditional Cambodia snack - glutinous rice stuffed in a bamboo stick steamed and cooked.
That is FISH AMOK-Battambang, CambodiaTook a quick break from exploring temple ruins and hanging with the locals to learn how to make the national dish, Fish Amok. Basically it is a white fish wrapped in banana leaves and steam-baked in a fresh curry sauce. Unstoppable.1 stalk lemon grass, finely diced3 cloves of garlic1T fresh Galangal root1 finely minced kaffir lime leaf1/4t tumeric powder2t paprikaPut everything in a mortar and mash into a fine paste, about 10 mins. Or just use a food processor (cheater).Finely slice:1 filet of a white fish (tilapia or similar)Put slices of fish in a bowl. Add:1/2t of sugarPinch of salt1T chicken stock3T coconut milkMix everything with the fish so that it is nicely coated.De-stem:2 leaves of kaleAnd place into two ramkins. Spoon the fish and curry mixture into the ramkins, on top of the kale. (Here in Cambodia we used bowls made of banana leaves but that is advanced. If interested in building these bowls hit us up.)Set up a steamer and steam for 25 mins. Or bake in an over at 425f. For 20 mins. Either way the result will be tasty. That is Fish Amok!Shout out to #narykitchen in Battambang for the lesson and recipe.
Participants discover the Cambodian classical court dance known as robam boran.
Hanuman & Sovann Macha
(The White Monkey and the Golden Mermaid)The Mermaid Dance intrigues us with the abduction of a queen, her rescue by an army general, and the mischievousness of a beautiful golden mermaid. The monkey general falls in love with the lovely mermaid and wins her over to be a partner against evil.
Past Perfect. Sihanoukville, Cambodia