Khmer Sea Food Hot Pot

November 7, 2022  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Khmer Sea Food Hot Pot

Tasty seafood hot pot is very popular Khmer holiday food that we serve on special occasions such as wedding, religious holidays, family reunion, Khmer New Year or for that very special guest. Back home, Khmer make fish ball and fried fish cake from scratch for this soup, which taste very delicious.


1 lb (450 gram) of chicken neck bones
1/2 lb (225 gram) of lean pork meat
1 lb (450 gram) of pork neck bones
1 piece dried squid
1/2 daikon, approx 450 gram
1 yellow onion
2 cloves of garlic
8 cups of water
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 package frozen fish ball ( sold at most Asian markets)
1/4 lb (112 gram) of pork liver
1 pieces of fried fish cake, sliced thin (fresh or frozen sold at most Asian markets)
1 lb (450 gram) of large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1/4 lb (112 gram) of fresh squid tubes. Cleaned, cut crisscross and then cut to bite sizes
1/4 head of cauliflower, cut chunks bite sizes
8 large Nappa cabbage leaves, chopped ½ inch in length
6 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in warm water, removed stems and cut it in half
1 carrot, peeled and sliced thin
5 stalks of Asian celery, cut 2 inches in length
1/2 sheet fried pork skins ,(about ¼ oz), soaked in warm water and cut to bite sizes
A dozen large dried shrimp, soaked in cold water and drained
5 stalks of green onion, cut 2 inches in length

Directions to make Khmer Sea Food Hot Pot

  1. First thing is make the broth for soup.
  2. In a large pot; cook chicken bones, pork bones, pork meat, dried squid, daikon, whole onion, garlic with 8 cups water for ½ hour. Do not cover with lid and for clear broth be sure removes any bubbles formed on top of soup broth.
  3. When pork meat tender, removed only pork meat from soup broth and set it a side. Continue to cook soup broth in low heat for another ½ hour.
  4. Then removed all remaining ingredients from the soup broth (throws away all the bones, dried squid, daikon, onion and garlic).
  5. Seasoning soup broth with fish sauce, salt, sugar and black pepper, set clear soup broth a side.
  6. Using another pot, cook 6 cups water till the water bubbling, add frozen fish balls in to boiling water, cook it for 5 to 10 minutes. Removed fish ball from soup pot and set it a side.
  7. Using the same pot, waited till water bubbling hot again, add liver and cooked it for 3 to 5 minutes. Do not over cook liver. Removed liver from boiling water, let it cool off before cut it to thin sliced and set a side.
  8. Cut fried fish cake to thin sliced, set it a side.
  9. Cut cooked pork meat to thin sliced, set it a side.

Enjoy it with me


Related Recipe: Seafood and Fermented Fish Broth Hot Pot

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 5

Calories Per Serving: 806

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏36g 13%
Cholesterol ‏556mg 185%
Total Fat ‏36g 46%
Saturated Fat ‏11g 55%
Dietary Fiber ‏5g 18%
Protein ‏86g 172%
Sodium ‏3595mg 156%
Sugars ‏12g 24%


45 min


30 min




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