Bring Six Senses Krabey Island Home with Num Ban Chok

November 22, 2022 by Hidden Doorways

Num Ban Chok Recipe | Photo Courtesy of Six Senses Krabey Island

As winter is around the corner, stay warm by making a Khmer favorite comfort dish, Num Ban Chok with Turmeric Broth – River Prawn, prepared by Six Senses Krabey Island’s culinary team. Be whisked away to Cambodia with every savory spoonful.

Preparing Num Ban Chok


  • 50 grams of dried chili
  • 50 grams lemongrass slice
  • 15 grams garlic – peeled
  • 20 grams shallot – peeled
  • 5 grams kaffir lime
  • 50 grams of fresh turmeric
  • 30 grams galangal
  • 2 cinnamon quills
  • 10 grams of salt
  • 120 ml coconut cream
  • 5 tbsp fish sauce/ taste
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar
  • 300 ml fish stock
  • 20 grams of basil
  • 10 grams of coriander
  • 200 grams of River Prawn
  • 160 grams of Khmer Rice Noodles


  • Rough chop lemongrass, kaffir lime, peeled galangal, turmeric, garlic, and shallot. Blend in a Vitamix with coconut oil and salt until very fine.
  • Place into the medium-sized pot with a cinnamon quill. Sugar and salt and cook out slowly until aromatic. Add palm sugar and coconut cream, keep boiling.
  • Add fish stock and seasoning with fish sauce and salt to taste. Add peel and clean river prawn then cook the broth at the last minute before serving.
  • Rice noodles quickly blanch in hot water then take them out and drain well. Keep aside and allow to hold down.
  • A side of the plate to accompany Garden basil, Coriander, Cucumber, Green bean, Sesbania Flower, Banana blossom, Water lily, lime cheek, and Chili flake.




Six Senses Krabey Island 

Ream Commune
Preah Sihanouk Province 18000
P.O. Box 9553



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