Photos of the Week: Ambok, a Traditional Khmer Food

AKP Phnom Penh, November 08, 2019 —

Ambok (rice flakes) is a traditional Khmer food made from new harvest of paddy rice which is fried in the husk and then pounded with a big pestle. The husks are removed, then the rest is Ambok.

Ambok is generally made during the rice harvest season, especially when Cambodian people celebrate the Water Festival. It is usually eaten with banana or coconut juice and sugar, or roasted with small shrimps.

Photo: Khem Sovannara, Khuth Sao & El Vattanac