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 Vietnamese 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. ❤ 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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Osaka Adventures

Happy new year! I took a break from blogging as I was in Singapore for a short break. ❤ Continuing my Japan adventures!

December 10, 2015. Wandering around Osaka.

My mum and grandma went to Kuromon Ichiba Market while my sister and I slept in that morning, they came back with some food. Noodles!

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These drinks were so yummy, there were more jelly compared to the actual drink. Plus, they were affordable too!

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We walked to Osaka Castle from our Airbnb, it’s really close to the castle! Another day without much sun. 😦

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The walk to the castle was nice, good weather and pretty trees!

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We arrived at the entrance! I’m not too sure which entrance this was, there are a few entrance to the castle if I’m not wrong.

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With my sister! ❤

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We stopped for food right outside the entrance of the castle, since we didn’t eat a lot for breakfast, we wanted to get some more food. 😀

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Ice-cream, we had to get the ice-cream!

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My sister and her dango! She loves them!

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Udon and we also got some side dishes, boiled fish paste and other boiled yummy goodness that I’ve no idea what they are.. Haha.

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The castle is so pretty! It’s elevated from the ground, so the view from the top is really nice!

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Using the Snapchat stickers as much as I can. Hahaha.

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A few shots of the view from the top, it’s not very high but the view is still very pretty, colourful trees across the place.

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After visiting the castle with my grandma. Notice how I took off my outer jacket, my sister and I walked up the stairs to the top of the castle instead of opting for the elevator because the queue was so long, by the time we went all the way up, it was a full on exercise, haha.

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After the castle, we headed off to find a train station as we wanted to go to the Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium.

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On the way to the aquarium, we saw the cabbage flowers selling for ¥100! So cheap! Too bad we can’t bring it back home.

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We stopped for lunch at a Korean restaurant nearby the aquarium, it was so yummy! ❤ The bibimbap was not the greatest but the samyupsal was so yummy!

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We reached the aquarium! It was beginning to rain at that time. 😦 I was the most excited to go to the aquarium, haha.

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I didn’t take a lot of photos, some of the photos I took came out blur. 😦

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They are so CUTE! ❤

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A capybara! Isn’t is so cute?!

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Penguins! SO CUTE! Toddling around. ❤

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Colourful fishes!

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Rare whale shark! It’s hugeeeeee!

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These fishes are so funny, they don’t swim, they look as though someone put a string on them and hang them there.

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Sister with the swimming seal! The aquarium works in a good way, we can see the seals at the beginning, in my previous picture where they were sleeping, from there it looks like they don’t have much space to go around but I was wrong, the tank goes all the way down, so the seal have lots and lots of space to swim around and play. As we walk to the next exhibits, we see the same thing because we are walking in between the tanks. Does that make sense? I hope it does.. Haha.

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Hello stingray!

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The crabs were so big! Look at my hand compared to the crabs!

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Delicate jellyfishes!

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If I’m not wrong, this area connects to the same place where all the seals are, the place is really really big!

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This is another breed of penguins!

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This leopard printed stingray has to be the chicest stingray there is. We got to touch the stingray and also the shark, the stingray was slimy and slippery while the shark felt like it’s sandpaper. Complete opposite!

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At the exit, we found Nemo!

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RAIN. 😦

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We then we back to the city, stopped at Umeda station and we walked around and came across this okonomiyaki restaurant, so we decided to eat here. We had to wait for quite some time as the shop was really small and it was full, one of the couple had finished eating but didn’t leave until everyone else left.. Maybe it’s their culture there? No clue, but if we see someone waiting for seats in KL, as we finish eating, we will give our seats to others as we know others are waiting. Oh well, personally I thought that was inconsiderate. Moving on to the actual food that we had, I don’t have the prettiest photo of them but the food was so so so so so GOOD. One of the best meals I’ve had in Japan.

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This is grilled xiao long bao, which was interesting. There was soup inside the little bao! Very yummy!

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This omelette was super yummy too. It has cherry tomatoes, Gouda cheese and rice cakes in it. Very different from the usual omelette.

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The main dish! Okonomiyaki, super delicious! ❤ The flavours were rich. There was also a box of bonito flakes for you to add and also other condiments. Very generous.

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These are basically gyoza but in a different shape? I’m sure there is a name for it but I don’t know the exact name, nonetheless, this was super yummy too!

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After we had that delicious meal, we walked around HEP5, the building that has the ferris wheel build in it. 😀 It was dark, so I couldn’t get any photos of the building itself. Anyways, we went to a Disney store! Bought my sister a Dumbo plushie. It’s super cute!

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Before we headed back to the Airbnb, we had pancakes. 😀 The pancakes there are very different from what we have here, theirs are super fluffy! We had green tea pancakes and also the Christmas special. ❤

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The Christmas special was too much because of the whipped cream and chocolate, I prefer the green tea pancakes. 😀

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Back at the Airbnb!

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Some fruits my mother bought at the market. 😀 STRAWBERRIES. ❤

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That’s all for today!

Have a good year ahead ❤

Till next time!

Tokyo Day 1
Tokyo Day 2
Little Quaint Town: Hakone
Hakone to Tokyo
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo to Osaka

x.

 

Favourite Food?

As I am writing this, I am torturing myself with pictures of Japanese and Korean food.

I am so hungry! I hope dinner is ready. Hehe. 

Favourite food, what’s your favourite food? 

To be honest, I don’t know what mine is, I love Japanese, Korean, Italian, Western, Chinese, everything! 

I can’t choose. 

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SUSHI! I enjoyed this so much. 

I really like crabstick, so yummy! 

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Yummy Penne pasta! 

Okay, I need to go get food now! Talk soon 🙂 

xx

#1 July

Hello!

Quick post before I sleep.

I will be posting one photo a day, everyday in July reason being I don’t really have much to do until August. Also, I thought it would be fun.

Since I’m missing Thai food, I shall post a photo of it.

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This is one of my favourite Thai cuisine. It’s fried fishcake with a little vegetable, I think. Whatever it is, it’s super delicious!

This was taken last year when I was in Bangkok. How I wish I’m there right now, just for the amazing food! (And maybe a little shopping, that wouldn’t hurt.)

Goodnight!