Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Stocking a Cambodian Pantry

Chopstick Cinema

This Month's Film: Lord Jim
Cuisine: Cambodian

I've been preparing Asian food for ChopstickCinema for four years now, so my pantry is pretty well stocked with the basics. For a Cambodian menu, I will need Asian fish sauce (nam pla), soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, coconut, lime, mint, corriander, basil, lemongrass, chili peppers, kafir lime leaves, curry powder, and sesame oil. And with the exception of the fresh ingredients such as limes, mint, basil, chili peppers, garlic, and lemongrass, I have pretty much everything I need.

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