Khmer Mum Lahong

There are many famous dishes to eat in the Khmer cuisine. One of them is “Kour kraeng” which is a dish made from eggplant and pork. In this dish, the eggplant is cooked with pork and then the eggplant is cooked again with pork. There is another type of dish made from pork called “Kour kraeng”.

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Khmer Mum Lahong

Mum Lahong is a Khmer food that goes well with sticky rice, normal rice, or simply by itself. This dish is also well-known in Vietnam.


1 tiny papaya (lahong) sliced into a long strip    
2 teaspoons of salt    
2 teaspoons palm sugar    
1 tablespoon of liquid    
1/3 cup galangal, minced    
a third of a cup of toasted rice    
12 tablespoon Mam Ca Sac Xay (Vietnamese Mam Ca Sac Xay)    
1 teaspoon powdered tamarind    
salt (1 tablespoon)    
10 chilies (fresh)    

Making Khmer Mum Lahong: Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Let’s start with this step: dissolve salt in warm water and soak the Lahong overnight to soften the texture. Wash it a couple times the following day till it is clean. This procedure softens the Lahong and removes any sticky texture it may have.
  2. Mix everything but the chilies together in a large mixing basin with your hands until thoroughly combined, then add 10 chillies.
  3. Mum Lahong is ready to serve if she is placed in a jar and left out for 2 to 3 days.

Serve with a side of rice.




Mum (Khmer Silver Fish) is a related recipe.

daily value in percent

Total Carbohydrate: 151g (55%)

12 g of total fat (15%)

Saturated Fat (Saturated Fat) (Saturated Fat) (Saturated Fat) (

196 percent Dietary Fiber 55g

42 percent protein (21 g)

324 percent sodium 7449mg

87g 174 percent sugar

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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.