Amok, described on the menu as "steamed coconut fish" ($4), arrived as a granular puck tweaked with turmeric and other spices. On the dry side, too; I was glad to have a mixed-fruit shake ($1) close at hand.
Fritz 335 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (From a November 2006 visit)
Maybe it's not what I'd call amok, but I really enjoyed the version at this informal little eatery: an ample bowl of firm-fleshed fish, swimming in a thin curry with a little bite ($2). (Was that fish taking a swim at daybreak that same morning, in the Tonlé Sap river just across the way?) Good banana shake (80 cents), too.
Sa'em 379 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (From a November 2006 visit)
The fish version of the namesake entree ($4), steamed but still, sadly, chunky, sat in a sweet, bland curry sauce. I didn't specify "banana leaf," so I suppose I deserved the default tourist presentation, too. Ribs ($3.50) were OK.
Amoc Café 2 Ph. 278, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (From a November 2006 visit)
A gentleman I met on the street — he moved here from Germany more than a decade ago and was working on establishing a turkey farm — introduced me to his local market. This Cambodian take on a banh xeo (about 2,000 riels), served "broken," had a similar name and was accompanied by lettuce leaves and fish sauce for wrapping and dipping.
Psar Kandal food vendor Phnom Penh, Cambodia (From a November 2006 visit)