My Current Fave Khmer Breakfast

Cambodian Food & Cuisine, Living in Phnom Penh / Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Something just dethroned Bai Sai Chrouk (Caramelized/Grilled Pork with Rice) as my favorite Khmer breakfast. My current fave would be Koh Kor Beef Noodles and a serving of hot espresso.

I know, I was horrified at first looking at how oily it is but the spices in it more than makes up for it. I can’t possibly describe how it tastes (maybe its a bit like curry but the soup is lighter) and its really really good. I don’t usually go for beef since it has that strong smell and after taste but the soup spices deals with it.


This is specially good with instant noodles, for the added firm bite. You can also order it with fresh yellow noodles or keuy teuw but I prefer it with instant noodles. Where to have it? A lot of corner noodle houses usually have this for breakfast and usually costs the same as beef keuy teuw soup, like 5000 to 6000R.

2 Replies to “My Current Fave Khmer Breakfast”

  1. I haven’t tried that – simply because it is only available in beef, and I don’t like beef.
    Just like you, I also like instant noodles to go with my curry soup. I could already feel my anxiety level going up just by looking at that espresso coffee! 🙂

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