Below is a sticky rice cake with mung bean; it is a recipe for special occasions (i.e. weddings.) I was initially hesitant to try it -- since it looks like a thick, cloudy, white jello, and is wrapped in a moist, warm banana leaf -- but it really is very good! There are many varieties of this recipe; I hope Vandy's mum will teach me how to make it!
If you watch Fear Factor, maybe you have seen balut. Balut is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo (aka: baby duck) inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. "A combination of saltiness and tartness, softness and crunchiness, a sensation of sweetness, the degree of resistance to the bite, the viscosity and stickiness are the rewards."
The staple food for Cambodians is rice. Almost every meal includes a bowl of rice, although noodles are also popular. A wide range of curries, soups and stir fries are served with rice.
Vegetables like mushrooms, cabbage, corn, bamboo shoots, fresh ginger, broccoli, and snow are commonly used in many different stir fry dishes.
Fish is the most common form of meat in Khmer cuisine. Pork is also very popular. Beef and chicken are stewed, grilled or stir fried. Seafood includes an array of shellfish like clams, cockles, crayfish, shrimp and squid; lobsters are not commonly eaten because of their price. Roasted duck is popular during festivals. More unusual meats include: dog, frog, rat, snake, tarantula, and cricket.