From the traditional soups of Vietnam to the curries of Cambodia, the luscious lands of Southeast Asia are ripe with unique, quintessential and delicious dishes. There has long been an emphasis on very aromatic flavours such as citrus and herbs with lime, coriander and basil. Fish sauces, ginger, lemongrass, lighter curries and of course rice are also mainstays in both Vietnamese and Khmer (Cambodian) cuisine. With the arrival of European influence in the 16th and 17th century, new culinary influences were brought to the banks along the Mekong River, creating a kind of culinary fusion which can still be enjoyed today. To help you recreate these dishes at home, or inspire your Emerald Cruises river cruise and tour to the region, here are seven classic dishes from Southeast Asia.