Sat, 16 February 2008
Tasty Dog in the Kingdom: This Cambodian Life #25. Yet another tasty Tasty Dog is simmering away for you, with Katana from the Sugar Palm Restaurant in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. This edition covers Fish Amok, a pretty common coconut curry steamed with a bunch of herbs. Of course it comes out very well when Katana does it, but when Delilah tried it, it was…well, ok. As Katana says, there are no exact measurements in Khmer cooking, you test it and adjust it to suit your taste. Try it. You’ll like it. Plus, there is a little bonus at the end, where it’s proven that Delilah’s dog is a pansy when faced with a visitor from outside the screen door.
The music is a lovely contemporary duet, featuring Preap Sovath, I believe, and someone else, who as of yet, I am not familiar with. I finally learned the title of this album and it’s something like sra nah g’lin m’awm, which means something like feeling nostalgic or missing the smell of a flower from the m’awm tree. Yes, nostalgia never was my strong suit.