Amok - Battambang, Cambodia
We couldn't believe that we made Amok this good! Neither could our Cambodian cooking class instructor when he sampled our dishes.
Amok is a signature Cambodian fish curry made with chunks of fish, eggplant, long beans, curry paste, shrimp paste, coconut milk, keffir lime leaves, galanga (ginger), lemon grass, tumeric, garlic, chilis, and basil. It's not spicy like Thai curries, but has a subtle, rich taste.
And, if you can get the ingredients (or a few close substitutes), it's not terribly difficult to make. The secret: fresh ingredients.
Read more about a Cambodian cooking course in Battambang.