12 December 2008

Khmer Suman

She sold me a whole bunch for 500 riel or 12 US cents.

I was famished, and therefore pretty lucky to chance upon a woman selling Cambodian suman-like kakanin, wrapped in palm leaves, during a bike trip. It was a bit salty, cooked in coconut milk with some munggo or mung beans. The simple taste and "lightness" (not as unctuous as the ones in the Philippines), as well as the presence of some grated coconut, made it a perfect 2-minute snack before I went another 10 km. I still don't know what it is called, but I haven't seen it around the city at all.

Unfurling the thing, wrapped vertically in palm leaves, see the red mung beans too.

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