Food Trip Friday: Nom Soy


Blog Meme, Cambodian Food & Cuisine, Food Trip Friday / Friday, April 16th, 2010

I usually see these motorbikes with a small cart on the side with a steamer on top and I’ve been wanting to try out what’s in it. Last week, on our Saturday early-morning- drive-around while Chinks was feeding the pigeons in front of the Royal Palace, I saw that moto again. This time, I asked pu (uncle) for one. For only 2000 Riels ($.50) I got myself this traditional Cambodian dessert – Nom Soy..

Cambodian Snacks

And here’s a photo of the steamer with the rice..

Cambodian Snacks

Three types of rice, steamed and mixed with sugar, sesame seeds, margarine and shredded sweetened coconut then wrapped in Nom Treap made of rice flour. The wrapper looks a bit like crepe and its crispy so you have to hold and press the rice mixture first inside to soften the wrapper before taking a bite..

So, how was my first bite? It was so good and really filling! I specially loved the sesame seed flavor and I’d definitely be having my second serving, well, once I chance upon a seller again. Hmmm, Phnom Penh’s street foods and desserts are really a treat and I finally acknowledge that achieving a quick weight loss goal is virtually impossible while living in Phnom Penh..

Excuses! Excuses! Hahahaha.

An entry to Food Trip Friday

8 Replies to “Food Trip Friday: Nom Soy”

  1. So it’s called nom suoy! A Vietnamese woman used to pass by our office in the afternoon selling nom suoy. We only had ours for 1,000Riels. I love this, and if only they’d put young coconut meat, I’ll love it even more! Makunat at matigas yung nilalagay nila most of the time e.

    1. @Kayni, you should. its good and I felt so full after eating just one roll..

      @Z, abangan mo hihi.. i haven’t chanced upon this near our place..

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