Chet ang nung tirk doung Grilled banana with coconut sauce)

Grilled banana with coconut sauce is Khmer ethnic snacks. Most Khmer Krom snacks are homemade;most ingredients usually from our back yards like this simple and absolutely delicious recipe.


5 Large firm finger banana peeled
Banana leaf, cut 5 strips approx 3 inches width


Wraps each banana in a strip of banana leaf. Grilled on low temperature till banana leaf golden brown.

Removes banana leaf and continue to grilled banana till both sides golden.

Put grilled banana in the middle of a large sheet of banana leaf or aluminum foil. Folds banana leaf or aluminum foil over grilled banana and press down lightly. Take grilled banana out and put it in a plate. Pour prepared coconut sauce on top before serve.
Serve warm.



Tirk doung (Coconut sauce)

Khmer people love coconut. We use this coconut sauce with many Khmer recipes.


2 Cups fresh coconut milk or 1 large canned coconut milk
½ Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
¼ Teaspoon salt


In a small sauce-pan, mix all ingredients together and simmering till sauce thicken.


Sach chrouk kho nung poang moan. (Caramelized pork and eggs.)

Pork meat caramelized with boiled eggs is absolutely delicious Sino Khmer Krom holiday food. Normally we cook with boneless pork shoulder or butt cut with skin on and with fresh coconut juice. Back home, on Chinese New Year eve, my family always cook a big pot of caramelized pork and eggs that last us for a week.


4 Cups water
6 Chicken, duck or quail eggs
1 Tablespoon of water
1 Tablespoon of sugar
2 Cups water
3 Cloves garlic, minced
1 Stalk green onion, minced
¼ Cup fish sauce
¼ Cup sugar
½ Teaspoon salt
2 Cups fresh coconut juice, or 1 canned coconut juice, or 1 can coconut soda
1½ lb Boneless pork meat with skin, pork belly, or lean pork meat cut 2 inches chunks
¼ Teaspoon black pepper


Put eggs and 4 cups water in a pot and cook for 15 minutes, removed boiled eggs from hot water and soaked it in cold water, peeled egg shells and set it a side. Next make caramelized sauce by put 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a pot or skillet that big enough to hold all ingredients. Cook and stir frequently till sugar turns dark brown color, immediately pour 2-cups water over caramelized sauce, stirs well.
Add garlic, onion, fish sauce, sugar, salt, and coconut juice, stirs well. Add pork meat, stirs and cook in low heat for 40 minutes, occasionally stirs and removed any bubbles that form on top.
Add boiled eggs and simmering till pork meat tender. Sprinkles with black pepper.
Serve hot with rice and slice of cucumber, or with ginger cabbage relish, or with my family favorite mustard green pickle.