Lotus root

ឫសផ្កាឈូក

Lotus root, with its distinctive appearance and crunchy texture, is a cherished ingredient in Cambodian cuisine. This aquatic plant's root is sliced and added to a variety of dishes, including salads, soups, and stir-fries, where it absorbs the flavors of the broth or sauce while retaining its crispness.

Beyond its culinary uses, lotus root is also valued for its nutritional benefits, being rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Its subtle sweetness and ability to enhance the texture of dishes make it a favored component in the Cambodian culinary repertoire, showcasing the country's adeptness at incorporating natural textures and flavors into its cuisine.