Bai sach chrouk: Pork and rice is the most popular street food in Cambodia which is sold early every morning.
About Bai sach chrouk: Pork and rice
Served early mornings on street corners all over Cambodia, bai sach chrouk, or pork and rice, is one of the simplest and most delicious dishes the country has to offer.
Sliced pork is slowly grilled over charcoal on a wire grill. Sometimes it’s been marinated in coconut milk or garlic, but other times it’s just the slow roasting of the pork that brings out the sweetness in the meat. A sprinkling of fried scallion or green tomatoes or fresh cucumbers are served on top.
Bai sach chrouk is usually served with broken rice. It is also eaten with a side of pickled, slightly sweet cucumber, carrot, ginger and daikon and a small bowl of clear chicken broth with scallions and sometimes, fried onions. You can drink the soup on its own, or locals like to dip their spoon into the broth before each bite of rice. Some places will also sell fried eggs that you can add to your plate.
Where to find
You’ll find it being sold in small, street side shacks or on tables set up on the sidewalk. Every place that sells bai sach chrouk also sell iced coffee. It is an easy way to get full of energy for a day, so take advantage of the opportunity!