In Cambodia, where rice is king, potatoes don’t even grow--but are imported, and consumed by foreign tourists, resident expatriates, and the rich.
Other tasty tubers abound in Cambodia, however; some, like taro, cassava, and sweet potato, are cultivated commercially; others are dug up from forests--particularly during the rainy season. They go by such names as “banana”, “candle”, “egg“, “coconut”, “buffalo horn”, tiger’s claw”, “pig”, "blood”, “ivory”...
All find their way to local markets or roadsides, where vendors often sell them steaming hot and ready-to-eat.
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