Num kom s’det khieu. (Sticky rice cake with mung bean.) The Pyramid shape cakes are a religious symbol representing the Buddhist pagoda towers, where souls emerge from the top on their path to reincarnation. Traditionally, on Memorial day for ancestors ( Pchum ben/Don-ta), Visak( Buddha birthday) and especially Cambodian New Year(Bon chol thnam thmey), Khmer Krom villagers at my village would make or buy *num kom* for food offerings.
Nom Kroch: literary means orange cake or orange ball. Made of sticky rice, mung bean, shredded coconut and sesame. This is my childhood memory. When I was a little girl, my mother and I used to get up every morning at 5am to make it. Around 7am, I brought nom kroch to the market everyday. Cambodian children love nom kroch. It’s quick grab snack.
Take a cooking class with Nguyen Dzoan Cam Van and lear to cook food like this squid salad.
Steve Raichlen's Cambodian style Ginger, Garlic, And Honey Grilled Baby Back Ribs