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Angkor Cambodian Food Wins Silver in Cooking Sauce sofi™ Awards

Monday, April 23, 2018 7:14 AM

Winning Sauce Delivers Remarkable Authentic Cambodian Flavor to Home Chefs

Fremont, CA (April 20, 2018)Angkor Lemongrass Paste has won a silver award for Outstanding Cooking Sauce in the Specialty Food Association’s 2018 sofi™ Award competition.

A sofi is the top honor in the $127 billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association.

Angkor Lemongrass Paste was one of 150 Winners selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from more than 3,000 entries across 39 Award categories including Barbeque Sauce, Cooking Sauce, and Marinade. Every eligible entry is carefully assessed by passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers.  Products are judged on Taste, including flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, Ingredient Quality and Innovation.  All tastings are blind.

“We’re honored that Angkor Lemongrass Paste has won a silver award,” says Channy Chhi Laux, owner of Angkor Cambodian Food. “As entrepreneurs we are always looking for ways to know that our product is loved.  This award is one of the ultimate stamps of approval, adding fuel to our passion for helping you explore Cambodian culture through cooking.”  Angkor Lemongrass Paste can be found at and

“A sofi means a product, and the people behind it, have arrived,” says Phil Kafarakis, president, Specialty Food Association. “This year’s finalists represent a devotion to excellence and innovation in specialty food that continues to fuel our industry, excite consumer and expand retail offerings around the world.”

The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 3,600 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to Learn more about the 2018 sofi Awards at

About Angkor Cambodian Food

Angkor Cambodian Food was founded in 2012 by Channy Chhi Laux.  Located in Fremont, California, the company’s philosophy about product development is making it easy to explore Cambodian culture through cooking. Using the finest quality ingredients and traditional Cambodian cooking techniques, the company’s inspiration and focus is on quality, authenticity and ease of use. Future plans include Cambodian Hot Sauce and Tamarind Dipping Sauce along with food service packaging options for all Angkor Food products.  More information can be found at  You can also follow us @AngkorFood on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Specialty Food Association

The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,600 members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at