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Beverages to Go With a Cambodian Meal

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This Month's Film: Lord Jim
Cuisine: Cambodian

Most of the Cambodian beverages I've been able to discover are fruit based concoctions like blended smoothies and tropical punch. Cambodia also has a national brewery, however, I doubt that I will be able to find any Cambodian beer here in town. So I may have to settle for a more widely distributed Asian beer like TsingTao. Or I may even serve a lightly sweet wine such as White Zinfandel or Johannesburg Riesling. The flavors of Cambodian food are quite similar to Thai food, with lots of coconut milk and ginger, both of which go well with sweeter, more fruity wines. Hibiscus tea also sounds tasty. So...Maybe I will serve a variety of several different beverages.

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