Food Trip Friday: Nom Soy

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.

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  2. We Ate This!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    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. Lui

      April 16, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      @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..

  3. kayni

    April 16, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    never had this, but would like to try one day.

  4. shydub

    April 17, 2010 at 7:00 am

    It looks different at masarap din subukan. Too bad we don;t have that here

  5. Josiet

    April 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Another Khmer food to try! Mukhang hindi nga tayo papayat dito. LOL!

    1. Lui

      April 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

      hehe mukhang mahirap talaga.. hinahanap ko nga ulit yan. ang sarap.. di kase sya masyadong sweet tama lang..

  6. Food Trip Friday

    April 17, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Mukha ngang masarap at interesting, i love the combo of sugar and shredded coconut 🙂

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