APAD 261: Homemade curry powder mix

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, food, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

Indian curry is one of the dishes that make frequent appearance on our meals. I know how an Indian curry is supposed to taste like based on what we usually order from the Indian restaurants. Although we have a wide-selection of authentic Indian restaurants in Phnom Penh, I also try to make it at home from time to time. So, armed with a list culled from a few Indian food bloggers, I went to an Indian provision store to get my spices and ended up hoarding and making what my husband calls a “curry kit”.

My homemade curry powder mix: ground turmeric, cumin, fennel, coriander and fenugreek seeds. And, of course, fresh garlic and coriander leaves are used when cooking Indian curry.

The yellow-orangey colour comes from the turmeric powder.

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APAD 260: Cheang Chea Sea Shop

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Signs of Times, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

When you’re in Cambodia, or other countries with Buddhist as the official religion, shops such as Cheang Chea Sea are everywhere. Cheang Chea Sea is probably the shop owner’s name and they sell Buddhist religious stuff such as images of Buddha and other deities, ritual paraphernalia and other Buddhism-related items.

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A one-stop shop for a wide-variety of Buddhism-related items.

Details included in the sign are the name of the shop, best-selling products, as well as the shop address and contact numbers. However, only the name of the shop and the shop location and contact numbers are in English. The rest are in Khmer script.

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APAD 259: Trey ros

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

Seen at the market, today, are these trey ros, snakehead fish, swimming in a metal tub. The ubiquitous snakehead fish come from the fresh waters of Cambodia, while others are possibly farmed, and are available in every market all over the country.

Snakehead fish is a favourite in Cambodia. They are salted and dried (trei ngeat) or made into mouth-watering fish sour soup (samlor ma’chou). But for me they are best eaten grilled with rice and green mango salad.

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APAD 258: Khmer architecture

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia, work | 2 comments

Last year, after a rigorous week-long field work, we were treated to a sumptuous meal in this restaurant. The name escapes me now but it is really worth going back there.

I love this quaint restaurant showcasing Khmer architecture. It is located outside of Banlung town tucked in the verdant hills of Ratanakiri province. The food is fantastic as well serving Khmer traditional dishes.

I love this quaint restaurant showcasing Khmer architecture. It is located outside of Banlung town tucked in the verdant hills of Ratanakiri province. The food is fantastic as well serving Khmer traditional dishes.

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APAD 257: Yellow lines

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Signs of Times, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

AEON Mall, the newest mall in Phnom Penh, as seen from the parking lot.

AEON Mall, the newest mall in Phnom Penh, as seen from the parking lot.

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APAD 256: Spice store

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, food, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

My husband loves curry to bits and so, taking a cue from him, I had this brilliant (ahem, ahem) thought of making a curry kit of sorts so I don’t have to scurry whenever my husband or I crave for Indian food.

Luckily for me, there are Indian spices available in the city. One of them is this shop in central Phnom Penh where I can get a whole lot of spices and other Indian/South Asian provisions.

Curry Spice Store in Phnom Penh

This is where I get spices and other stuff for my “curry kit”.

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APAD 255: Yellow speedboat

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in A Photo a Day, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

While I was out in our terrace playing with my dogs when I saw a pick-up pulled over in front of a restaurant, just across my place. Tied to it was a yellow speedboat.

Preparation (for the rainy season) is the key.

Preparation (for the rainy season) is the key.

Someone is making preparations for the monsoon season in the Kingdom, hah!

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