Cambodians Enjoy Ambok-Eating Day

Cambodian people, both inside and outside the country, today gathered with their families, friends, or communities to enjoy the Ambok-eating day.

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister, shared his joyfulness with all his compatriots. Some organised the Amok-eating ceremony after the celebration of the Independence Day, while others started this afternoon or even just now.

In Siem Reap province, a tourism hub of Cambodia, besides Ambok-eating ceremony, the production of Ambok (Cambodia's traditional rice flakes) was shown this morning at the Terrace of the Elephants, in the compound of Bayon Temple, which attracted attention from a lot of local and foreign tourists.

Ambok-eating day under the slogan of Khmer Ambok to defend the Nation, Religion and King was initiated by Samdech Techo Hun Sen last month.

Cambodian people generally eat Ambok with banana, palm or coconut juice and sugar or roasted with small shrimps. To make Ambok, new harvest of paddy rice is fried in the husk and then pounded with a big pestle. The husks are removed, then the rest is Ambok.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press