°»Oinarisan°… and °»Pumpkin Pudding°…°°

Sep 1, 2014

In GEJ Cambodia study tour of 2014, several options were planned. This is news on one of the option of the tour: cuisine exchange in familiar restaurant café in Phnom Penh °»SUNTA°…. It is exchange of recipe between°… Japanese cuisine°… and °»Cambodian dessert°…. On 21st August 2014, 4 of 15 tour members joined to this option. As Japanese cuisine, °»Makizushi (rolled sushi)°… and °»Oinarisan (pouch of fried bean curd stuffed with vinegared rice)°… and as, Cambodian dessert, °»Pumpkin Pudding°… were selected. It was a nice exchange.

Going to purchase of ingredients by Tuk-tuk°°°°°°°°°°°°Selecting ingredients of sushi

Volunteer English teacher joined

At first, they went to one of the biggest supermarket in Cambodia to get the ingredients of sushi. Amazingly, they could find not only Japanese rice but also every necessary thing. (At supermarket in the capital of course; in GEJ project area, it is impossible to find them.) The owner of the restaurant café °» SUNTA°… is wife of Mr. Sambath who is a deputy representative of GEJ Cambodia Office. Every year, she offered the pumpkin pudding to the tour members but this year, we tried to make it by ourselves. SUNTA is name of Mr. Sambath°« s daughter. Ms. Kodama who is volunteer English teacher dispatched from AIESEC IN JAPAN visiting the café by chance joined to the exchange.

°Š°ŠFirstly, coring pumpkins°Š°Š

Mr. Kamiyama, repeater of GEJ study tour, contemplating the work.

From left Ms. Sunta°Ęowner of °»SUNTA°…°ĘMrs. Oguro and Mr. Kamiyama

Secondly, pour egg yolks sugar and coconut milk into the cored pumpkins.
At last, pumpkins were steamed for several hours.

These puddings were served to the tour members at diner.

°Š°ŠTurning instructor, next is Japanese cooking°Š°Š

This time, instructor is Mrs. Oguro, GEJ tour member, and pupils are Ms. Sunta and eventually Ms. Kodama.
With complete ingredients, it is a chance to show the specialty.

Making Oinarisan. °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°Next, trying to make Makizusi.

Mrs. Oguro, Ms Kodama and children of Mr. Sambath at the completion of dishes.

For Cambodians it is first time to degust Japanese food and every one enjoyed cultural exchange.