Khmer noodles (Num Bahn Jok)


Num Bahn Jok is traditional Khmer food. For khmer people always make it when the meeting family. We serving it with two kind of soup as Khmer Soup (samlo brahae) and Curry soup (samlo kari) and mix with many kind of fresh vegetable and chili. It is very yummy.

  • 2 Talipia fish
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 2 chicken thigh
  • 3 whole chicken bone (flavor)
  • 1 cup lemongrass paste (Kreung)
  • 1 pkg or about 25 rhizomes finger roots
  • 3 tbsp fermented fish (Prahok)
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of chicken mix
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce
  •  1 ½ with tbsp of salt
  • 925 ml of coconut milk (optional)
  • 8 L of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of chopped green onion (optional)
  • 3 stalks of lemongrass
  • Noodle 
  1. Kreung:  In a mortar and pestle add in the finely chopped lemongrass, kafir lime leaves, turmeric and galangal; pound the ingredients for 5-10 minutes then add in the 10 gloves of garlic, then proceed to add the 2 tsp of salt; pound for another 5-10 minutes and you are done.
  2. Add chicken bone, fish, lemongrass and chicken thigh boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Chop the rhizomes so we can blend it easily. Blend ¼ of the Kreung, rhizome and garlic (if you have a big blender, blend all Kreung if not do it in batches).
  4. After boiling meat for 10 minutes, take it out and debone the fish and chop the chicken thigh in small pieces.
  5. Pound the chicken (this gives the soup more flavor) then add Kreung mixture. Lastly, add fish (do this in batches). 
  6. After pound mixture we add chicken mix, fish sauce, salt, sugar and coconut milk mix well and leave for 5 minutes for the flavor to soak up.
  7. In the broth, sift the Prahok (this is important to do first so the broth doesn’t smell strong) let it come to boil.
  8. Once its boiled, add in the mixture. Let it boil, it should take 5-10 minutes.
  9. After 5-10 minutes of boiled add green onion.
  10. Boiling the water then add in the noodles boil 6 minutes. Immediately add it in cold water then let it dry.
  11. In the serving plate add the fresh vegetable that you like, chili, noodles and soup, mix well. Ready to serve.

Khmer noodles (Num Bahn Jok)

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