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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Food Trip Friday 026: Khmer lo'chaa noodles


This is one of my favorites in Cambodia. It's called lo'chaa and it is a kind of rice noodles, round, about 2-3inches in length, and looks like maggots (pardon the comparison). It is stir-fried with bean sprouts, spring onions, and some spinach or collard greens and your choice of meat - beef or pork. I prefer mine meatless but with fried egg (well done) and pate on top.


 The accompanying sauce is a blend of palm vinegar, palm sugar, salt, fish sauce, garlic, red chillies, lime juice and a bit of water.  Depending on your preference, you may also add a dollop of chilli sauce to complete the taste. As I love the riot of flavours in my mouth, I put chilli sauce. I have to say that the sweet and sour-chilli sauces concoction is absolutely da-bomb I could really live off this stuff. It is sold almost everywhere in the city, even in pushcarts that go around, but the best place for lo'chaa is along Street 178 near the National Museum. You should definitely try fried lo'chaa when you are in Cambodia.

17 comments:

Mirage said...

Sis! I really have problems cooking noodles :D Thanks for this, I might try doing it, mukhang easy naman ehehe. -G

FoodTripFriday said...

Mukhang masarap ito ah, kahit mukhang maggots, basta pancit, go ako! kaso hindi ko alam i pronounce :D

Cheerful said...

wow, z, my fave is now landed here...sarap talaga, ang ganda din ng kuha! hehehe, lo'chaa tayo ulit! hehehe! :)

chubskulit said...

That looks so good which making me starve right now lol..


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luna miranda said...

LOL the maggots got me! will definitely try that when i visit Cambodia.

Cecile said...

oh, this is similar to a chinese dish I love...looks yummy...kakagutom tuloy!

Arlene said...

i sure love this! so yummm. my choice is tofu instead of meat and of course with egg. :)

am now craving much for chinese stir fried noodles.

lui said...

yummy! we should try the one a block away from norton. yun daw talaga ang first ever lo'chaa sabi ni sen and its always jam packed. and i must say its the best ive tried here in PP..super big serving and the sauce is hayyy heavenly! we should learn to cook that..

Dhemz said...

oh mama mia...looks yummy!

thanks for dropping by on my page....:)

shydub said...

Oh boy oh boy this is glazing with yummy taste.

Enchie said...

looks good! i think I had the chance of tasting this at some chinese restaurant. I like the texture of the noodles.

mumsified said...

yun pala spelling ng lo'chaa..hahaha! Mali ako. Anyways, I love lo'chaa kahit na very oily sya. Hehe!

We Ate This! said...

Mumsified, kahit anong spelling basta alam mong i-pronounce kapag nag-o-order ka! hihihi. Di kasi standardized ang phonetics ng mga Khmer e.

Cacai M. said...

Oi kakaiba to.. but seems yummy because it's noodles, I don't care what are other ingredients.. hehehe.. yummm!

Thanks by the way for visiting My Food Trip this Friday - Chicken salad and ice cream malt muahhh!

Jac said...

Your food looks yummy =) btw thank you for dropping by =) happy weekend!!

AC said...

waah!!! naloka ako sa pangalan.. di ko mabasa.. hahaha!!! but I guess it's yum... I wanna try!!!

and sis.. thanks for adding me to your blog roll... I'll add you to mine... =)

tigerfish said...

I love this noodle. Don't they look like "tail of the mouse"? :O