Food Trip Friday: Fried Cambodian Rice Cakes

I love food blogs and I’ve always been lurking on and following food meme blogs, though I never joined (I’m usually lazy.. lol!). I learned about FoodTripFriday from a friend’s blog – We Ate This! And I had been pondering about joining, I love to cook, we eat out more often than I want to, err whenever I’m lazy to cook, and I also love sampling unique and exotic cuisines..

So here it goes.. My very first FoodTripFriday entry..

Cambodian Food

Cambodian rice cakes are sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves then steamed. It also comes in several variants. They simplest one would have ripe and mashed bananas as fillings, some with monggo beans and pork, while this one comes with monggo beans, pork and mushrooms. These rice cakes are a main stay during Khmer special occasions and is also usually used as offering during Buddhist religious rites.

When you buy these rices cakes its already cooked and steamed and can be kept for a few days. You can then slice it, then eat it as is, but I prefer deep frying it for an extra crisp..Yummy and so filling. Trust me, two slices is enough to fill me up.


  1. Nedekcir

    March 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    This one looks interesting, somehow it remind me of deep fry saba back home. I bet it’s sweet too.

    1. Lui

      March 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      @nedekcir, yes the one with banana filings is a little sweet. =) the ones with monggo and pork are more on the salty side and somehow like a complete meal already. thanks for dropping by…

  2. cecile

    March 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    wow, sarap nito eh…parang pritong saba sa pinas…ka ka miss tuloy lalo ang pinas eh 🙂

  3. kayni

    March 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    this sounds similar to our malagkit. i’ve seen some here specially at Vietnamese stores with pork filling too. i still have to try them.

  4. FoodTripFriday

    March 13, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Welcome to Food Trip Friday.Thanks for joining us because I will assure you,you will learned a lot of stuff about different food. 🙂
    on the other note, I love sticky rice cake  too, my boys learn to eat it during our vacation in ‘pinas 3 years ago.they always looking forward to it whenever we attend a pinoy party. 🙂
    Happy Friday!

  5. Lui

    March 13, 2010 at 9:34 am

    @cecile, yes its delish.. thanks for dropping by.

    @ foodtripfriday, thank you. i look forward to more yummy stuff from fellow food trippers.

    @kayni, try it. it took me awhile to try it too. feeling ko kase masyadong heavy, but it tasted good lalo na pag fried. i prefer the salty variety though..


    .-= Lui´s last blog ..Food Trip Friday 01: Fried Cambodian Rice Cakes =-.

  6. We Ate This!

    March 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Yehey, you finally decided to join na rin! At least di na ako nag-iisang blogger from Cambodia. I also asked Che and Josiet to join, siguro  next week na sila mag-umpisa.
    The rice cake is called nom ansom yata and that’s one of my favorites. I like to eat it warm, kaya pini-prito ko pa or bini-bake for ilang minutes. Then I top it with Sriracha or Tabasco hot sauce hehehe.

  7. anygen

    March 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Wow rice cake… hmmm curious of the taste. Hope to find in store here in Norway. Anyway, Here’s My Chicken Curry Version. Happy weekend.

  8. Lui

    March 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Z, yep masarap nga sya with hot sauce.. hehe I have a sister-in-law yan ang business ng mom nya, so I always get freebies.. Naku this Khmer New Year again for sure she’ll send me a lot again.

    Medyo naglalaway kase ako dun sa mga entries mo hehe I’ll probably be posting lots of local Khmer food. Mahilig kase akong tumikim ng mga nasa tabi tabi at sa market. At thank God, di pa naman ako nafood poison ever..

    .-= Lui´s last blog ..Food Trip Friday 01: Fried Cambodian Rice Cakes =-.

  9. Shydub

    March 14, 2010 at 1:55 am

    This food looks interesting. I was looking for rice, i thought its banana fritters.

    1. Lui

      March 14, 2010 at 7:40 am

      @shydub, yes its really rice though its hardly noticeable. it usually comes in log form. all rolled up in banana leaves then steamed. this one tough, i sliced it and deep fried it..

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