Khmer picnic food or bok Kapi

January 21, 2023  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Khmer picnic food or bok Kapi

This Khmer picnic food or bok Kapi recipe is popular in Asian countries, especially in Cambodia. It is simple, delicious and easy to make at home. Serve with cucumber, long bean, Thai eggplant but best of all is young green tamarind and green mango.


2 tablespoon of Kapi wrap in foil grill or bake until brown
1 cup of dried fish, warm in the oven first
4 clove garlics
4 clove of shallots
1/4 cup of dried shrimps soaked wash drain set aside
4 Thai red chilies
Sugar, lime juice, msg up to you
1 tablespoon of roasted peanut (optional, I don’t care about it)
2 tablespoon of oil for frying

Directions to make Khmer picnic food or bok Kapi

  1. In a fry pan add oil turn the heat to medium low
  2. Add garlic, shallots, and chilies fry until brown (don’t burn) take out cool for a bit
  3. In a mortar pestle pound the dried shrimp, dried fish to paste
  4. Then add garlics, shallots, and chilies, (if you use peanut put it now) to the mixture
  5. Pound to paste, then add grill Kapi pound it really good use a spoon to stir it while you pound it so the flavor come together
  6. Add msg, sugar or lime juice up to you taste and adjust the flavor.

The farmers in Cambodia make bok Kapi to eat with cold rice and lot of veggies for dip while working on the field.

Please enjoy


Related Recipe: Homemade Orange Chicken Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 459

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏68g 25%
Cholesterol ‏6mg 2%
Total Fat ‏16g 21%
Saturated Fat ‏2g 10%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏5g 10%
Sodium ‏5661mg 246%
Sugars ‏12g 24%


30 min


30 min




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