Food Trip Friday: Nom Pao

Here’s what a lot of Khmers like eating with their early morning espressos – Nom Pao. Chinese steamed buns filled with ground pork, hard-boiled eggs, Chinese sausage and grated turnips. They usually have two variants, one plain all white bun, and this one they call special yellowish and chopped spring onion toppings.

Nom Pao

For Pinoy’s, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Chinese siopao, well this is actually very similar. The only difference I think is that the nom pao has stronger Chinese sausage taste and the dough is a teeny weeny bit tougher. It’s super tasty, nonetheless. Costs about 1500 – 2,000 Riels usually available in noodle and porridge shops in the morning.

Nom Pao

If you happen to crave it mid-afternoons and evenings its quite hard to find. But I saw a couple of stalls along Monivong Blvd. selling these.

An entry for Food Trip Friday.



  1. Jessica Cassidy

    August 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

    delish to munch 🙂 Dropping by from FTF

  2. Food Trip Friday

    August 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    It’s a relatives of Siopao,I’m sure! 🙂

    1. Lui-in-Penh

      August 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      @food trip friday, i agree. baka 1st cousins sila 🙂

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