Food Adventures in Siem Reap

I’ve been thinking of how I want to organise the Siem Reap posts, do I write it day by day as I wrote about my Japan trip or should I change it up and try something new? I noticed there is a good amount of food pictures, I decided to start off with all the food we had while we were in Siem Reap!

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$1 watermelon shake, the weather was really hot and humid so the drink was definitely refreshing.

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On the first night, we walked around Pub Street and decided to have dinner at one of the restaurant(?) on the roadside. I ordered this kebab and it was so burnt, I scraped off the burnt part just cause burnt bits are not good. One thing about eating outdoors were the bugs. There were bugs everywhere, flying in the food and it was unpleasant but I got used to it after three days. I’ll say, “Look at this little friend, what are you doing here?” Haha.

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Also had stir fry noodles and also fried rice which I don’t have a picture of.

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This is similar to the VietnameseĀ spring rolls. This dinner was decent, nothing too great or special, but we have good food over the next few days!


We had Khmer cuisine for lunch at Chaney Tree because the hotel recommended. The food there was good, I can’t exactly name every dish, but I will try to.

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Mixed vegetables.

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This is a salad with pomelo and lotus roots.

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I really liked this dish, green curry prawns! Their green curry is a little different from the Thai green curry that I am used to, but it was still delicious!

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This is pork ribs, didn’t really enjoy this as I am not a big fan of pork ribs or pork in general.


Next up is breakfast buffet in the hotel, I didn’t take many pictures of the selection of food, but it’s the usual fried rice, stir fry vermicelli noodles, one of the morning, they had Phad Thai which was so good! Of course, there was fruits, salad, bread, coffee, etc.

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This simple noodles chicken noodle soup was so delicious!

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This is the condiment to the chicken noodle soup, looks really simple but it was so flavourful, the lime and chilli gave a nice kick to the soup!


This meal is what we had after we visited Angkor Wat. This is one of the restaurants our driver recommended. I didn’t take down the name unfortunately, we had a good meal here!

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This is a clear soup with a hint of sourness and it has the vegetable that has a very strong taste, which I don’t mind when it’s in the soup but it was raw in the Vietnamese spring roll and the taste was too overpowering, to me.

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Fried egg with bitter gourd.

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When we ordered this, it said Thai fishcakes, so we were expecting it to be Thai fishcakes, but it’s more of a breaded fishcake? But it was quite yummy! It’s thin and crispy with surprisingly good flavours!

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We were told to try Amok, it’s one of the most popular Khmer dishes. It was so so so delicious! It has that same vegetable in it, it’s fish, almost like a curry but it’s not, but it’s super delicious!


We were so exhausted from exploring around Angkor Wat, so we decided to have dinner right in the hotel, and it’s a pretty good deal, for barbeque. We got to choose what we want and it was airconditioned, heheh. All the plates were $5, so it’s pretty reasonable, we shared so we could try everything!

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Chicken wings with some vegetable.

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Barbequed prawns, I ordered this (we did share), hehe, I love love love prawns!

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Next up is pork chop with some vegetables as well.

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Pork ribs which were really good according to those who ate it, I can’t comment on this because again, I am not a big fan of pork.

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I think this was red snapper, we ordered two of these. This was so yummy as well! The fish was so fresh. ā¤ I really enjoyed this dinner as it was in the hotel so we don’t have to walk far at all. Actually, there was a taco vendor right outside the hotel, so, I had taco later that night, it was only $2, it was also delicious! I was extremely full that night.. So worth it!


This next meal was our lunch after we visited Tonle Sap. Our driver brought us to yet another yummy restaurant, there was a queue as well, so you know it’s good.

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This is vegetable Amok! We also ordered fish Amok which I don’t have a picture of, the vegetable Amok is delicious but I still prefer the fish Amok, I really want some right now.

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We also had tom yam which was nice because it wasn’t too spicy. I love tom yam, Khmer cuisine can be quite similar with Thai cuisine.

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This is a simple tofu/bean curd dish with vegetable.

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We had extra time before our driver returns to pick us up, so we had dessert, fried banana with ice-cream and rolled cookie. We have a similar cookie here in Malaysia!


Last meal in Siem Reap!

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Cambodian coffee, this was really nice! Wished I had more of this.

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This is one of the best Hawaiian pizza I’ve ever had. It’s not fancy but it was so yummy! We also had onion soup which was not bad. I really enjoyed our last meal!

I miss Amok the most and the tacos!

S.

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