I agree with the Khmer one. When I thought of what could be our national dish, I thought of AMOK. Which it was AMOK according to the youtube video.
I like hotpot since I can add spices to it
But every country has their own version of hotpot so it’s not solely Khmer. Therefore, it can’t be a national dish, it’s not unique enough.
^dats what i was thinking… while not national (perhaps more Chen/Youn-khmai in roots?), indeed its way more commonly eaten as a staple than amok, Sok Khmer’s more unique, signature dish.
same with bai sach jruk