In Cambodia, where rice is king, fresh potatoes are imported from Vietnam, and are consumed by tourists, expat residents, and the well-to-do.
Tasty tubers do abound in Cambodia, however. Sweet potato, cassava, and taro are cultivated commercially. Other tubers are dug up from forests during the rainy season, and go by Khmer names such as "buffalo horn", “banana”, “candle”, “egg“, “coconut”, "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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