Khmer waffles – Num Poum
You won’t find this dessert in the supermarket or at a bakery. Nom Poum have to be made fresh. They were inspired by the French occupiers – hence the waffle irons – but Cambodians made their own recipe. Our host Ms. Laum is a waffle seller, and she will show you the technique and her secret recipe for Siem Reaps most famous waffles.
Ms. Laum sells Waffles in Siem Reap
What makes a difference to Belgian waffles is the use of coconut milk and flakes. Ms. Laum buys fresh coconuts and then takes the flesh out. It is squeezed to get the coconut milk. She will then make a bucket full of batter and go with her cart to her spot at Sivuthta road in Siem Reap, right next to the famous pub street. There you can buy them in the morning, wrapped nicely in a banana leaf. Or just can book a meal with her and make them as a dessert after enjoying Khmer food.