"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Salads & Salad Dressings
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2006, 10:41 AM   #1
Master Chef
jennyema's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,199
Cambodian Summer Salad and Roll Filling TNT

The Elephant Walk Resataurant's Salade Cambodgienne

I love this salad at their restaurant and when I bought their cookbook, I started making it at home. It's a perfect summer salad. I make it almost once a week.

You can make it per the recipe or make it the lazier way, which I usually do.

Make the dressing according to their recipe, although you might want to sub part of the fish sauce with low sodium soy sauce. I usually use 2 parts fish sauce and 1 part soy. I also omit the shallot if I don't have any on hand. Also, you will probably not need the salt, so taste before you add it.


1/4cup water
1/2cup sugar
1clove garlic, finely chopped
1small shallot, finely chopped
1/2cup Asian fish sauce
2tablespoons lime juice
2teaspoons salt.

1. In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar and cook over low heat, stirring, just until it dissolves; set aside to cool.
2. Stir in the garlic and shallot and cook 30 minutes more.
3. Add the fish sauce, lime juice, and salt. Mix well and set aside."

I buy a bag of cole slaw mix (wash it) and then add in whatever I feel like from this general list of goodies: shredded chicken, chopped shrimp, pressed tofu, shredded daikon or red radish, bean sprouts, julienned snow peas, red onion, scallion, cilantro, watercress, mint, thai basil, bird peppers or jalepenos, bean thread or rice noodles.

I put the goodies in a bowl, combine with dressing (amount to your taste) and let chill. It usually only stays crisp for a day or two.

The best part about it is that it can be served as a salad or used as a filling for fresh spring rolls.


jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2006, 10:52 AM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
kadesma's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Thanks Jenny,
I had this once and loved it, now I can do it myself without having to go stand outside Elephant Bar for a long wait. This is perfect and my crew will have it gone in no time.

HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
Head Chef
Shunka's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Arizona
Posts: 1,023
This looks good!!!! Thank you for sharing it!!!!
Shunka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
Sous Chef
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Straits of Juan de Fuca
Posts: 893
Oh my, this is right up my alley...duly copied and thank you.
cjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2006, 12:43 PM   #5
Master Chef
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
That dressing is nearly ingredient-for-ingredient identical to quite a few recipes for Thai dressings & marinades. In fact, except for the addition of a couple of minced fresh hot chili peppers, I made this exact same recipe just this past Monday as a sauce for Thai Chili Shrimp over Rice Noodles.

It is absolutely delicious, & can be used not only to marinate seafood, but to add to Thai stirfries as a sauce. Very, very popular in Thai cooking.

Oh - I've also used it as a dipping sauce for plain grilled shrimp. Again - delicious.
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2006, 01:56 PM   #6
Executive Chef
Half Baked's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927
That sounds perfect for the weekend. Thank you for posting this.

Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.