Monday, 12 January 2015

Introducing Vedio

hi, we are introducing some food and special event in different countries
from this vedio, you can have a look that there are vary cultures in the world
and many delicious food in Asia
Now, let's enjoy the vedio

Monday, 15 December 2014

Pchum Ben Festival In Cambodia

The history of the Pchum Ben festival once upon a time has one monk who visited hell and preached without being burnt. He was greatly welcomed by the creatures and spirits who told the monk to explain the living that they were greatly suffering from the fire and starvation. They told the monk that their living relatives should make offerings to monks in order to release the spirits from their suffering. The monk returned to give the message to the king who ordered that all his people should celebrate.
On other hand, In Cambodia, September is the month of the Pchum Ben festival, or Ancestor’s Festival. For the Cambodians, It is also one of the most ancient religious celebrations for Khmer people, taking its origins in the beginning of the Angkorian era.
Pchum Ben is a 15 days celebration during which people come to pagodas to make food and candle offerings to the monks to pay respect to their deceased relatives, while monks chant priors continuously even at night. The actual Pchum Ben day is only the last day of      the festival.       


 By lylySENG

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Taking place on the 5th day of the 5th Lunar month, normally in May or June in our calendar, there are dragon boat races, where teams of paddlers race the long narrow boats accompanied by the beat of the drum down to the finish line.
The locals rushed to the site, paddling on their boats and banging drums, gongs and everything they could find to scare away anything that might harm Qu Yuan. They also brought offerings of rice to calm the old man's spirit.
There are a couple of high profile events in Hong, for example : Stanley, Aberdeen, Saikung, Tai O and Cheung Chau.
Rice Dumplings for Dragon Boat Festival

The traditional rice dumplings will contain salted pork, dried shrimp. Sometimes, it contains conpoy, mushroom, salted egg yolk, roast duck, vegetarian rice dumplings with peanuts, red beans, green beans, red kidney beans, and black-eyed beans.


Angkor Wat

Angkor, in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap, is one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia. It extends over approximately 400 square kilometres and consists of scores of temples, hydraulic structures (basins, dykes, reservoirs, canals) as well as communication routes. For several centuries Angkor, was the centre of the Khmer Kingdom. With impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance. The architecture and layout of the successive capitals bear witness to a high level of social order and ranking within the Khmer Empire. Angkor is therefore a major site exemplifying cultural, religious and symbolic values, as well as containing high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance.

Cambodia Dessert and Snack

Yummy & Famous Cakes in Cambodia

There are many kinds of Khmer snack which are simple but being all time favorites for Cambodia people. Num Krouch, Num Kong, and Num Pong Ansorng are among of them. Num is the Khmer word for ‘cake’. These 3 kinds of cakes are made from the same flour, which consist of 3/4 sticky rice flour and 1/4 paddy rice flour. The process of making is nearly the same, however, the taste of each cakes is varies. These 3 kinds of cakes are always selling together.
Nom Krouch, Num Krong, and Num Pong Ansorng (Cambodia Sticky Rice Cakes)

Nom Chak-ka-chhan (Sticky Rice Layer Cakes)

Ple Ai (Sticky Rice Cake Balls)

Ah Kor Tnort ( Palm Cakes)
 Ah Kor Tnort
This is one of the best dessert ever. It is called 'Ah Kor Tnort' in Khmer. I dare say every Cambodian likes this. Well, there is no reason to dislike this kind of delicious dessert. The color itself is very attractive. It is usually topped with shredded mature coconut, which adds flavor to the taste of the dessert. And I would like to inform the tourism, don't miss this dessert when you are visiting Cambodia.
You can find it in countryside in some province that have a lot of sugar palm tree because we have to use sagur palm to make Ah Kor Tnort. We can meet this dessert in Prey Veng, Kandal, Kompong Cham, Kompong Thom, and other province. The farmers are like to cook it.

Sticky Rice Layer Cake
Sticky Rice Layer Cake is made of sticky rice and tapioca flours, and is both gluten and lactose free. A truly Cambodian dessert, this type of sticky rice cake can be found in many markets or restaurants in Phnom Penh, with slight variations according to the region and the chef. It has a satisfyingly sticky texture and tastes of coconut. Especially, it is a great with tea or coffee, this cake makes a nice dessert, breakfast, or snack with afternoon tea. Or make it for a potluck party where it will be eaten up in no time. Let enjoy eat Sticky Rice Layer Cake at anytime, anywhere together!

Nom Ple Ai
For this dessert it’s called Sticky rice cake balls in Khmer we’re called ‘Num Plae Ai’ with a small bit of palm super inside and fresh coconut. When you bite it for once, the source inside of this dessert will explode all into your mouth and I guess you will like it, because the taste of this dessert it’s very delicious.

By Bomey Taing

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Cambodia dancing culture

Apsara dance is a Classical dancing inspired by the apsara carvings and sculptures of Angkor and developed in the late 1940s by Queen Sisowath Kossamak

The central character of the dance, the apsara Mera, leads her coterie of apsaras through a flower garden where they partake of the beauty of the garden.Apsara acted a dance which was met with respect on stage. It was an presentation of beautiful young women in elegant and beautiful dresses, posturing to obtain respect from all spectators. So, as they stuck flower in their hair, they were not the object of exciting admiration for their personal appearance but to signified the joy of life in all beautiful things and the desire to appropriated and used all that nature bestows for our delight. Nor were they only the joyous beauties of life that belong to this form of the dance,
it was the Khmer Tep Apsara Dance and it was beautiful.

By Lyly SENG

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Traditional food of Cambodia Part 2

The French Origin

The French influence in the Cambodia cousin is also very well seen on the example of excellent variety of breads and rolls as a Cambodian food, which are baked in the early morning in small bakeries that are usually scattered around the locality. Be sure to visit one of those, as you will see the real morning of Cambodian city, when all the local people are already widely awake and hurrying to their daily works.

Cambodian vegetable dishes

Widely used in the local dishes are vegetables, but not as a basis for independent courses, but rather in combination with meat, poultry or fish. Vegetables as a Cambodian food are also popular for salads that are eaten both cold and hot, but always with some sauce. Local salads are quite original and interesting in their tastes - they are usually prepared with meat or fish with various greens (lettuce, iceberg salad, lemongrass, saffron, etc.) and vegetable oil. Often salad features fruits and fresh or pickled vegetables. 

Cambodian Papaya Salad  

By Bomey Taing