Khmer Cuisine of Cambodia

Khmer cuisine (or Cambodian cuisine) presents contrasting flavours, textures and temperatures within each meal using plenty of herbs, leaves, pickled vegetables, dipping sauces, edible flowers and other garnishes and condiments. Rice is the staple food and it is part of every meal, both as an accompaniment and used as an ingredient for many dishes. According to the International Rice Research Institute, there are 2,000 rice varieties indigenous to Cambodia.