Dishes To Try in Koh Rong Island

10 Dishes To Try in Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

Last Updated on February 7, 2023

The traditional cuisines on Koh Rong Island are definitely a must try for all. The food is popularly known as Khmer food and is a fusion of delicacies and flavours found in several other countries such as Thailand, China and Vietnam. If you are planning to visit Koh Rong Island, you may want to visit This official travel guide will furnish you with all the information to help you come and explore the flavours of this beautiful paradise. You can start y eating your way through this list of the 10 best dishes to try in Koh Rong Island:

Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)


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Tom Yum is hot and sour and is one of the main signature dishes that defines this island. It’s made of a blend of lemongrass, chillis, lime leaves, shallots, lime juice and fish sauce shaping this classic soup, giving it its legendary herbal kick. Then, large fresh prawns and mushrooms are added to the soup to lend it body. This dish is a versatile dish that can fit within virtually any meal.

Fish Amok (Fish Curry)

Fish Amok is considered the national dish of the island and it is prepared using fish, coconut milk, and curry paste.  These ingredients are then mixed together and placed inside banana leaves and topped with coconut cream.  After they are steamed, they are placed on a bed of rice and served. The important thing to note is that this dish may look simple but is incredibly scrumptious.

Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry)


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This dish is made of meat, red curry paste, coconut milk and topped off with finely sliced kaffir lime leaves. The meat is made to be very tender, sumptuous and should be accompanied by a side dish like fried rice or some tantalizing noodles. This rich aromatic curry always gets those taste buds tingling.

Pad Thai (Thai style fried Noodles)

This street food is one of the world’s most beloved noodle dishes and will definitely knock your socks off. Pad Thai is a Thai noodle stir fry with a sweet-savoury-sour sauce with crushed peanuts. It’s made with thin, flat rice noodles, bean sprouts, garlic chives, scrambled egg, firm tofu and a protein. This dish can also be taken a notch higher by adding either chicken or prawns.

Khao Pad (Fried Rice)


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This dish is quite popular and goes with many curries in this region. It’s a combination of Thai chillies, fish sauce, soy sauce and lime juice as a marinade. There is a variation to the fried rice as one can add beef, chicken, shrimp or even chicken. This is a super cheap meal that is warm, filling and very tasty.

Som Tam (Spicy green papaya salad)

A classic Som Tam consists of shredded green papaya, tomatoes, carrots, peanuts, dried shrimp, beans, palm sugar, tamarind pulp, fish sauce, lime juice, garlic and chillies. The ingredients are mixed together amplifying the flavours into a super amazing dish. Som tam is best enjoyed with a plate of sticky rice to dip into the dressing. This salad is not only pleasing to the eyes, but to the palate as well.

Yam Talay (Spicy seafood salad)


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This dish boasts a playful mix of flavours of the sweetness of fresh seafood. This salad is a combination of squid, shrimp, mussels, scallops or crabmeat that is first all cooked. Added to the seafood mix are tomatoes, onions and rice glass noodles for good measure.

Gaeng Keow Wan (green curry)

Green curry is made from some of the most mouthwatering ingredients such as fresh green chillies, ginger, eggplant. Coconut milk is then added to make the sauce creamy rich and bring the spices together. Eat with lots of steamed rice to bring down the spice level. This dish is very aromatic and beautiful to serve to guests.

Gai Tod (Fried chicken)


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Gai tod is typically prepared by marinating chicken wings or drumsticks in spices and flour before deep frying the whole mixture. To add extra flavour, the chicken is also often served with a spicy dipping sauce. Gai tod is best eaten with sticky rice and makes for a perfect grab and go snack.

Khao Niaow Ma Muang (Thai mango sticky rice)


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Heavenly is the only way to describe the classic dessert. It’s the most famous of all Thai desserts because it is so delicious. The sticky rice is made in a pot from some fresh mango slices over sticky rice and coconut sauce. If you like mangoes are your favourite fruit then this exotic dish will blow your palette.

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