Source: CCTV.com

01-07-2009 10:24

Cambodian cuisine may not enjoy the widespread fame of Thai or Vietnamese food, but it's certainly not from a lack of flavor or sophistication. Now a local restaurant hopes to win tourists over to one of Asia's least well-known foods by offering them a cooking class.

Cambodian cuisine may not enjoy the widespread fame of Thai or Vietnamese food, but it's certainly not from a lack of flavor or sophistication.
Cambodian cuisine may not enjoy the widespread fame of Thai or 
Vietnamese food, but it's certainly not from a lack of flavor 
or sophistication.

Just like in neighboring Thailand and Vietnam, most tourists to Cambodia venture out onto the streets to discover its local food. After all, this is where most visitors first stumble upon the country's many delicacies, all prepared and sold outdoors from the numerous stalls and restaurants.

But many tourists walk away saying Cambodian street food is bland, since it contains few of the herbs and spices that Thai or Vietnamese street food bursts with.

Cambodian cuisine may not enjoy the widespread fame of Thai or Vietnamese food, but it's certainly not from a lack of flavor or sophistication.
Cambodian cuisine may not enjoy the widespread fame of Thai or
Vietnamese food, but it's certainly not from a lack of flavor 
or sophistication.

Now a food critic and restaurateur is telling tourists not to make up their mind till they visit a real Cambodian restaurant.