Saturday, March 10, 2012

Khmer bok Kapi ( Khmer picnic food)

Khmer bok Kapi

This recipe might not be suitable for American unless you married a Khmer lady
And you have to eat it. Serve with cucumber, long bean, Thai eggplant but best of all is young green tamarind and green mango….

2 T of Kapi wrap in foil grill (ang) or bake until brown (the smell will let you know that it is done)
1 cup of dried fish (trey cheur?? can’t spell) warm in the oven first
You can use the powder trey Cheur in the jar, but it won’t taste good as the real one.
4 clove  garlics
4 clove of  shallots
1/4 cup of dried shrimps soaked wash drain set aside
4 Thai red chilies
Sugar, lime juice, msg up to you
1 T of roasted peanut (optional, I don’t care about it)
2 T of oil for frying

In a fry pan add oil turn the heat to medium low
Add garlic, shallots, and chilies fry until brown (don’t burn) take out cool for a bit
In a mortar pestle pound the dried shrimp, dried fish to paste
Then add garlics, shallots, and chilies, (if you use peanut put it now) to the mixture
Pound to paste, then add grill Kapi pound it really good use a spoon to stir it while you pound it so the flavor come together
Add msg, sugar or lime juice up to you taste and adjust the flavor.

The farmers in Cambodia make bok Kapi to eat with cold rice and lot of veggies for dip while working on the field.



  1. Can u show a picture of the ingredient

  2. Hi Vanny Kapi is shrimp paste and it sell at the Asian store in in a small plastic container or jar it will say shrimp paste on it you won't miss it. Cambodia call shrimp paste Kapi.

  3. Hello Bong Tevy! I am just wondering if you would consider including a search recipe option so it will be easier to search for recipes on your blog instead of us having to click through all the posts? Sometimes it's time consuming to look for a particular recipe. Thank you for your sharing and I love all your recipes!

  4. Hi dear, I would love to do it, but I don't know how I am not a computer person, my husband post all the food pix for me I have no idea how to do it. I only cook and take picture. I will talk to him if he can help me with it.