Food Trip Friday 011: Samlor kari saramann

A month ago, my husband came home from work and surprised me with a copy of From Spiders to Waterlilies: Creative Cambodian cooking with Friends. I squealed in delight! He and I, we love Khmer food and he knows how much I like experimenting in the kitchen. So one day, to show my appreciation to his sweet gesture, I made him samlor kari saramann (Khmer Muslim Beef Curry). I substituted beef with pork because we don’t usually have beef in stock. I also added vegetables which are not present in the original recipe. It is easy to prepare but requires a lot of preparations like making the curry paste – pounding fresh lemon grass, coriander, ginger, garlic and shallots into paste. But it’s all worth it.

My labor of love… need I say how much my husband loved it?

This dish is served with either rice or nompang, a local French bread, at Muslim as well as Buddhist weddings in Cambodia. I was told that it tastes even better the next day.

Come back on Sunday for the recipe.

14 thoughts on “Food Trip Friday 011: Samlor kari saramann

  1. yap,yan din ang kasabihan dito pag nagluluto ng curry.It tastes better on the next day daw kaya pag nagluluto ako ng curry,maramihan! Yours looks yummy!!(^0^)/Happy Food Trip Friday and thanks for dropping by!!^_^

  2. I tried cooking a simple chicken curry but I failed on the paste. I know it should look like what you have here but no. Consistency was too thick. This one looks really good.

  3. Willa, kinakarir ko na nga ang magluto! Feeling ko ang galing-galing ko na! *lol*Clarissa and Lynn… siguro na-chambahan ko ito. First-time lucky ba. Looks good… tastes even better. My husband can attest to that 🙂

  4. wow that looks so good! I like eating that with nom pang. and after its reheated a couple of times its more yummy!! and i prefer the khmer version to the thai version mas balanced yung flavors..geez, now I feel hungry! Maybe I should bug my mother-in-law to cook that for me..or maybe I should learn how to make it noh?

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