Restaurant: Chez Sovan
City: San Jose, CA
Chez Sovan is a hole-in-wall Cambodian restaurant, and is only open M-F, 11am to 1:45pm.
Amok trey is my favorite Cambodian dish! It has a very unique taste; it’s fishy from the catfish, with a strong curry taste.
Amok trey (ហហ្មុកត្រី) is a traditional dish of Cambodian cuisine. It is fish (commonly snakehead fish, or Mekong catfish) covered with an aromatic kroeung (pounded shallots, lemongrass, garlic, kaffir lime), roasted crushed peanuts, coconut milk, and egg and then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed until it achieves a mousse-like texture. Amok refers to the process of steam cooking curry in banana leaves, or to the resulting dish. Trey refers to the fish. Unlike the Thai, Lao, and Malaysian versions of the same dish, it is not intended to be spicy but rather fragrant, zesty and flavorful. (Wikipedia)