I was browsing Khmer Author Chanbo Keo’s Facebook page and came across this mouth-watering snack food. I remember, when I was still working in the early to mid-2000s, my officemates would go in every room in the office to collect money to buy our afternoon snack. We always have delicious snack every day and the choices varied from day to day.
But this is what I love the most – deep-fried shrimps with crunchy cucumber and sweet-sour Khmer sauce.
This yummy snack is sometimes served with Khmer mint leaves but most of the time it is served with cucumber. Aside from the sweet-and-sour sauce, there is also a lime-pepper-and-salt dipping which I prefer over the former. It is an oily snack, but I tell yah, it’s finger-lickin’ gooooooood!
Now I can help but crave for some… This savoury snack never fails to get my appetite going.