Help needed finding type of Cambodian Sausage
Hi, fellow Chowhounds.
In college when I was your typical starving student I visited a couple of friends and they had brought this DRY and SOURISH sausage (not sweet), we dipped it into used a chili and fish sauce combination and ate them with mounds of fluffy and fragrant steaming jasmine rice. I've seen the Chinese lap cheoung and the Filipino longaniza, but I know where to get those type of sausages. I was wondering what these types of sausages were called and where could I buy them at (I was thinking of trekking into Long Beach, but actually having the name of the sausage could help me when I call around).
Thanks in advance,
re: Das Ubergeek
Those Cambodian sausages are not the same as the Lao sausages called Sai Gork ("Side Gorg") in the Issan region of Thailand. The Cambodian ones seem fairly simple with minced meat and coarsely chopped galanga. They're definitely not sweet, because they have a definite sourness to them. Cambodian sausages are lovely. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of those Cambodian sausages. Lao sausages (Sai Gork/Sai Oua) and Cambodian sausages are my favorite sausages in the world.
You can find those sausages at LAX-C market on the outskirts of Chinatown.
1100 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012