Khmer Sea Food Hot Pot

Khmer Sea Food Hot Pot



Calories in serving



30 min


30 min

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. It is one of the best Asian recipes in South East Asia. Cambodian people like  to prefer cooking this kind of food for serving their family and friends. Let’s start to make Khmer Sea Food Hot Pot with me.


Chicken neck bones0.50 kg
Pork neck bones0.50 kg
lean pork meat0.25 kg
Piece dried squid1
Daikon, approx 0.50 kg½
Yellow onion1
Cloves garlic2
Cups water8
Tablespoons fish sauce2
Tablespoon sugar1
Teaspoon salt1
Teaspoon black pepper¼
Cups water6
Package frozen fish ball( sold at most Asian markets)1
pork liver0.15 kg
Pieces fried fish cake, sliced thin (fresh or frozen sold at most Asian markets)1
large shrimp, peeled and de-veined0.50 kg
fresh squid tubes. Cleaned, cut crisscross and then cut to bite sizes0.15 kg
Head of cauliflower, cut chunks bite sizes¼
Large Nappa cabbage leaves, chopped ½ inch in length8
Dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in warm water, removed stems and cut it in half6
Carrot, peeled and sliced thin1
Stalks Asian celery, cut 2 inches in length5
Sheet fried pork skins ,(about ¼ oz), soaked in warm water and cut to bite sizes½
dozen large dried shrimp, soaked in cold water and drainedA
Sliced yellow onion1
Stalks green onion, cut 2 inches in length5

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

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