Especially if you know where to go, the Cambodian culinary experience can be an exotic fun and incredibly unique. Although not being as famous as the neighboring countries, Cambodia still offers you a wide selection of delicious national dishes. If you want to sample street food in Cambodia and Siem Reap as well, let’s get away from the tourist areas to where the locals eat in street food stalls and difficult to find luxury restaurants. Mango cruise Mekong delta
Street food in Siem Reap
Although the cheapest option is always street food, within the city center, it is still not as reasonable as for example few kilometers away. The farther away from the center of the city you go, the more variety you can choose from and the less expensive it gets. Actually, you can get good prices at not only street stalls but also local restaurants. Trying food in less than appealing places and you will be surprised how amazing it is.
You will definitely need to remove yourself from Pub Street, (which is a convenient spot perfect for a great night out exploring local café and bar life) to find the street stalls if you want to go truly local. As night time comes, you can see the night market with its neon lights the other side of the river together with few set up on the road opposite the Old Market. Don’t expect any chairs to sit on as they sell things like noodles or pancakes filled with banana and offer take-away.
With increasing development, bars and shops have taken their place, although, few years ago, at the end of Pub Street, plenty of street vendors set up with basic outdoor seating. They may have disappeared from the very centre, but they never disappeared completely. Rather, a street off Sivatha Boulevard is where they upped and moved to. After heading away from Pub Street, turn left at the traffic lights where Park Hyatt Hotel is located on the corner on your left. If you go by tuk tuk, you will follow straight down this nameless road for about one minute and hit the local fares with many street vendors on both sides. Cambodia travel packages
Having plenty of plastic chairs and basic tables, Chae Ngek Restaurant makes you cheerful but not fancy. Here, the prices reflect the basic setup, you can get noodle soup at US$1.50 and fruit shakes at 3,000 riel. There are at least 45 items listed on the menu beginning with the word fried, almost all the food is US$1.50. Besides fried meat, fried rice, fired vegetables, fried noodle, they also offer many variations: mixed meat with vegetables together with a brand new dish on the menu!
Keeping their menus in English, you will have no difficulties ordering. Although the portion sizes are generous, the food is filling with very fresh vegetables, flavors are simple – nothing too spicy and of course, nothing too memorable. Before making your final stop at a dessert stall, where baked pudding and fruit with sweet condensed milk and fruit shakes will easily awaken your taste buds, be sure to save room to try more local delicacies at a restaurant!