For a few people that follow the global Khmer diaspora or posthumously stalk Jack Kerouac, Lowell in Massachusetts is one of the few hubs. The Boston Globe, in its coverage of the Lowell Folk Festival has picked up on the trend and published a diminutive article on the local Khmer food options. Their picks:
Locals recommend Khemara (308 Westford St., 978-452-4431), New Koh Kung (249 Chelmsford St., 978-458-8883), Phnom Penh (309 Westford St., 978-275-0999), Red Rose (716 Middlesex St., 978-452-5400) and Senmonorom (1671 Middlesex St., 978-275-0024).
If you want to try Cambodian cooking at home, stop into the Battambang Supermarket (125 Church St., 978-454-1128) for fresh fish and herbs and a large assortment of imported Khmer foodstuffs.
See: Taste Something New