Today’s culinary scene in Cambodia has seen restaurants offering a wide variety of choices, from traditional dishes to fusion cuisines. As a result, there’s a dearth of “authentic” recipes on restaurant menu boards and in cookbooks, and now, a new book titled “The Essentials of Cambodian Cooking” aims to fill this void.
This soup is made from a variety of ingredients that are all commonly found in the Cambodian kitchen. The main ingredient is a type of pasta called bean thread, which is made from dried (and salted) mung beans. The pasta cooks in only a few minutes into a slightly rubbery, chewy, and slightly elastic noodle. To make the soup, the noodles are sliced into thin strips (about the width of a finger) and cooked with the other ingredients in a lightly seasoned soup.
Soup is a classic, ad hoc meal: you can throw whatever you like into a pot and let it simmer for hours. As long as it’s hot and nutritious, you’re home safe. But I prefer to strip my soups’ ingredients down to the bare minimum. For this recipe, I started with a quick-cooking Chinese-style noodle called a “bean thread” that’s made of a flat, flat-looking noodle. It’s made from a very thin wheat flour thread coated in a thinner flour paste. This noodle is usually sold fresh in the Asian section of grocery stores, but if you can’t find it, you can substitute an equal amount of dried rice vermicelli. It’s much less expensive. Read more about cambodian rice noodle soup and let us know what you think.
This Cambodian Bean Thread Noodle Soup is excellent for colds and flu, and it will make you feel better when it’s cold outdoors. This soup may be made with any kind of fish and any green veggies you want.
|1/2 cup dried mushroom soak wash, chopped into bite-size pieces|
|1/2 cup dried lily blossoms, split in half, soak wash|
|2 bunch soaked bean thread noodle sliced into tiny pieces|
|1 cup Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, or any other Chinese green, cut|
|1/2 onion, sliced thinly|
|4 oz. ground pork, 1 t. soy sauce, and a pinch of pepper|
|10 shrimp should be washed and put aside.|
|2 tbsp. dried shrimp, washed and put aside|
|3 squids, dried, washed, and cut into strips|
|3 garlic cloves, chopped or pounded into a pulp in a mortar pestle|
|1 small cube of fresh tofu, cut into bite-size pieces|
|1 package wonton soup mix from an Asian supermarket|
|2 chopped green onions as a garnish|
|garnish with 1/4 cup fresh dill (optional)|
|4 to 5 cans of chicken broth (14 oz)|
Soup recipe with Cambodian Bean Thread Noodles
- Add all of the chicken stock to a large saucepan and cook on medium high until the soup boils.
- Cook for a few minutes until the tiny pig meat balls, squids, and dry shrimps float to the top.
- Cook until the dried mushrooms and lily are soft, then add the onion, garlic paste, and wonton soup mix.
- Toss in the bean thread noodle, tofu, fresh shrimp, and Napa Cabbage (or any Chinese green) and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until everything is cooked through. If the soup is too thick, thin it down with a little water.
- Turn off the heat and let aside for 4 minutes with the lid open, before garnishing with green onion and fresh dill.
This soup may be served with rice or as a noodle soup.
Note that if you add additional bean thread, it will turn into noodle soup, which is excellent when you have a cold and don’t want to prepare Pho since it takes too long. Instead, create bean thread noodle soup for a chilly night.
If you add potato, taro roots, or bamboo shoots to this soup, it’s known as somlor kdout, or hot pot soup in Cambodia.
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daily value in percent
Carbohydrates (total): 136 g (49%).
570mg 190 percent Cholesterol
Saturated fat (saturated fat) (saturated fat) (saturated fat) (
2g of unsaturated fat
3 g of dietary fiber (11%)
63g 126 percent protein
411 milligrams of sodium (18%)
2 g sugars (4% sugars)
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The word “noodle” in the title of this blog post is the abbreviation for “noodles”, which are essentially strands of cooked pasta that are cut in different lengths and shapes. Noodles are frequently used in soups or stews, yet they are also eaten as an independent dish.. Read more about cambodian pho recipe and let us know what you think.