Cambodian Pol Pot Regime Porridge Shows Again in 2017

in food •  2 years ago 

Recently, a new restaurant called “Pol Pot Regime Porridge” is opened to the public for the first time in Siem Reap province, Cambodia in 2017 and many people including young people are interested to taste this porridge because they want to know what food to eat during Pol Pot regime. Mr. Tuon Tem, Restaurant owner, 49 years old, said that he lost nine relatives at that time and was offering the porridge as a reminder of the country's dark past to remind young people about how hard life was then.    

As you enter the restaurant, they will serve you two types of distinctive porridge. The first is the Pol Pot Porridge, a watery bowl of only 5-6 bits of rice and a little salt. This first porridge is a reminder of the hard reality amid Pol Pot regime. However, after you finish the first porridge, they will serve you another bowl which is known as a fish porridge. It is the restaurant's unique porridge with fish from Steung Treng province and natural vegetables. What's more, it is delicious, according to many customers who went to the restaurant. The fee of these two types of porridge is for $1.5.   

This is a flashback into the brutal past of Cambodian people. As you may have known, an estimate of 1.8 million people living in Cambodia were killed during the 1975-1979 cruel rule of Pol Pot's ultra-communist Khmer Rouge, from torture, execution, disease and starvation after harvests failed. This period of time from 1975-1979 should be the cruelest thing that had ever occurred in Cambodia history.    

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I was in Cambodia 2 weeks ago, It is a beautiful country and I wish I could of spent more time there. I loved the temple excursions. I did not go to the killing fields tho but Im aware of Pol Pot and his paranoid views. Great post @chantha


Yes. This porridge is just a reminder of Pol Pot regime only.

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In the Philippines we call porridge, lugaw. :)


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Me too.

whmm look like tasty these dishes in restaurant


But the first dish is not delicious because only a few salt with porridge.

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very sad story about the regime. hope I'll visit this country sometime.
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Porridge as well as many other things, such as potato, flour, rice, bread, have taken a lot of hunger in the world and especially in times of anger.
There have been hard times and still remain in many corners of the world.
We must all collaborate for this.



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Chantha, that seems like an unusual -- and yet creative -- choice of dish to include on a restaurant menu.

It really is hard for anyone who was not there at the time to imagine what the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia was like.

I think Cambodia must be an interesting country to visit now.


This porridge is just a reminder of Pol Pot regime that killed many Cambodian people during 1975 - 1979.

Great reminder of Pol Pot regime.

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