Khmer Memories – Num Plae Ai/Sticky Rice Sweet Balls

    After recently reading my friend Oz’s post in her blog – ‘kitchen butterfly.com’ on shifting base from one place to another, I co-related with the pains of leaving friends behind and the agonies related to packing. This is what I wrote to her- (Sorry Oz, I borrow my own words here)   I…

Khmer Festive Sweet – Num Ansom Chek – Banana Filled Steamed Rice Cakes

Cambodia has a long list of traditional festivals. The major festivals seem to be influenced by both Hinduism and Buddhism. Apart from the influence of religions, Cambodians still preserve many cultural celebrations like the Royal Ploughing Ceremony in May and Water Festival in November. Pchum Ben Pchum Ben is celebrated from late September to early…