Sausages in Cambodia

In Cambodia has two kinds of sausage, in general. One is made by pork and one is made by beef.

Sarch Krork

It is Khmer name of pork sausage.

Normally, when we mention sarch krork, Cambodian seller perceives, without explaining, that we want pork sausage.

This food is needed to fry in fried oil. It can be served in breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mostly, Cambodian eat sarch krork with porridge or steam rice.

Because it is oily, after eating, eater should drink warm water or hot tea.

Kwar Ko

If you want to buy beef sausage, you should say, kwar ko.

It is a sausage too, but Cambodian rarely say sarch krork ko; we just call kwar ko only.

Kwar Ko is made similar to sarch krork, just it is oval and short when sarch krok is oval but long.

Ingredient and taste are little bit different.

Sarch krork is made by pork, meat and belly. As for kwar ko is made by beef and mixed with peanut. Sarch krork is salt; kwar ko is little bit sour.

Usually, Cambodian grill kwar kor; but it can be fried as well.

As same as sarch krork - eater should drink warm water or hot tea after eating kwar ko. 

Normally, Cambodian like to use kwar ko as snack or pair with beer.


Though these two are tasty, but they are not type of healthy food; therefore, eater should not eat much or regularly.