Khmer Thanksgiving

Well it's Thanksgiving and we're in Phnom Penh. We decided we'd head out for some traditional Khmer/Cambodian food.

Khmer Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving feast:
Spicy Chicken Stir Fry with Rice - chicken in a Kroeung paste (lemongrass, garlic, turmeric with red chilies)
Khmer Chicken Curry with Rice - chicken pieces with potato in a red coconut curry, with a overwhelmingly strong fish taste (possibly an oyster sauce)
2009 ViƱa Maipo Carmenere - a rather good medium bodied red with some hints of spicy chilies, one of the nicest wines we've had on the trip given our limited budget
Mango with Sticky Rice - fresh mango slices with sticky rice drizzled in sweet coconut milk

Overall not a bad Thanksgiving, the chicken curry wasn't exactly bad, but it wasn't good. Thankfully the wine was good and along with the mango and sticky rice it made for a nice evening.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


  1. Sounds like a nice authentic feast, we missed you guys! And we limited Alec to only 3 deviled eggs, so all is well in Wheaton.

  2. Hope you had wonderful Cambodian Thanksgiving! Thinking of you both...

    Cristin and Ross

  3. Was thinking of you guys today: Abby almost ate it during our morning run trying to hurdle a metal barrier and all I could think of was hurdling in your backyard for the BolderBelmar...fun times!