Ho mok

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Ho mok
Ho mok pla.JPG
Ho mok pla (fish ho mok) in Thailand
TypeCurry
Place of originThailand[1][2]
Main ingredientsCurry, banana leaves
Preparing Thai ho mok pla for steaming
Amok trey – Cambodian fish amok

In South-East Asian cuisine, ho mok (alternatively, amok, homok, or hor mok) refers to the process of steam cooking a curry in banana leaves, or to the resulting dish. Thick coconut cream and galangal are classic ingredients, added to a wide range of possible kinds of leaves and staple ingredients.

The base dish or process is locally referred to as:

A wide variety of ingredients can be used to prepare ho mok dishes. The main ingredient will usually give its name to the dish:

In Cambodia[edit]

In Cambodia, there is a local version of amok known as amok trey or fish amok. The Cambodian version of the dish was adapted from the Thai version.[3] The dish is widely considered to be Cambodia's national dish.[4][5][6][7] Despite this fact, it is not a dish that is commonly eaten by Cambodian people, and is much more commonly consumed by tourists.[8][9]

Many restaurants in Cambodia also serve other versions of amok, such as amok with chicken, beef, or vegetables. However, these dishes are modern creations and not traditional Cambodian food.[10] Only amok trey should be considered a part of Cambodian cuisine.

See also[edit]

  • Amok trey, a specific Khmer recipe of this dish
  • Otak-otak, similar fish dumpling, a Nyonya Peranakan cuisine common in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia
  • Pepes, similar Indonesian dish wrapped in banana leaf
  • Botok, similar Indonesian Javanese dish wrapped in banana leaf

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cambodian Food Guide: Everything You Need To Know". Intrepid Travel. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Hor Mok (ห่อหมก) – Thai Curried Fish Custard and The Principles of Thai Cookery by Chef McDang". She Simmers. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Cambodian Food Guide: Everything You Need To Know". Intrepid Travel. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Khmer Foods". Tourism Cambodia. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Cambodian Fish Amok Recipe – an Authentic Steamed Fish Curry in the Old Style". Grand Tourismo. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Cambodian Food Guide: Everything You Need To Know". Intrepid Travel. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Fish Amok, Cambodia's National Dish". Asia Society. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Cambodian Fish Amok Recipe – an Authentic Steamed Fish Curry in the Old Style". Grand Tourismo. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Cambodian Food Guide: Everything You Need To Know". Intrepid Travel. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Ruining Amok, The Corruption of Cambodia's National Dish". Grand Tourismo. Retrieved 7 October 2019.