Coconut Sauce

November 7, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Coconut Sauce

Coconut Sauce is a beloved and versatile element in Khmer cuisine, reflecting the deep appreciation Khmer people have for the rich and tropical flavor of coconut. This sauce is a staple in many Khmer recipes, adding a creamy and delightful touch to various dishes. Making Coconut Sauce is a straightforward process, inviting individuals to explore the culinary wonders of Khmer cuisine in the comfort of their own kitchens.

To prepare this Coconut Sauce, you will need 2 cups of fresh coconut milk or one large can of coconut milk, along with sugar, cornstarch, and salt. The simplicity of the ingredients allows for an easy and quick preparation. In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients and mix them thoroughly. The saucepan then goes on the stove, where the mixture is simmered until the sauce reaches the desired thickness.

The resulting Coconut Sauce is a luscious and velvety addition to various Khmer dishes. Its subtle sweetness, combined with the natural richness of coconut, enhances the overall flavor profile of the meals it accompanies. Whether used as a dipping sauce, poured over desserts, or incorporated into savory recipes, this Coconut Sauce captures the essence of Khmer culinary traditions, celebrating the love for coconut within the Khmer community.

So, embark on the culinary journey and enjoy the delightful taste of Coconut Sauce, bringing a touch of Khmer authenticity to your dining experience. Its simplicity and versatility make it a perfect addition to a wide array of dishes, making it a kitchen essential for those who appreciate the unique flavors of Khmer cuisine.


2 cups of fresh coconut milk or 1 large canned coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Directions to make Coconut Sauce

  1. In a small sauce-pan, mix all ingredients together
  2. Simmering till sauce thicken.

Enjoy it

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 578

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏20g 7%
Total Fat ‏57g 73%
Saturated Fat ‏51g 255%
Dietary Fiber ‏5g 18%
Protein ‏6g 12%
Sodium ‏327mg 14%
Sugars ‏11g 22%


15 min


15 min




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