After we visited the Floating village at Tonle Sap. All are so hungry, we just joined the crowds of tuk-tuk drivers and local watching tv at this eating stall and ordered Bai sach chrouk (rice with pork and chicken) Its such a simple food to fill our hungry stomach. That little boy was so happy received candies and sweets from my friend.
Last nite in Siem Reap, we back early from the Tonle Sap trip. We went for shopping at Lucky Mall and got lost, asked direction from the policeman and the local, and end up walking even further. Looking at Siem Reap city map, we walked quite a distance. Good exercise anyway..
Anyway, the restaurant is quite nearby to Pub street. So, the restaurant packed with lots of customers, good sign the food must be good.
Okay, we ordered some pork ribs, peking duck with lots of fresh cucumber and spring onions, egg plant cooked in claypot and fried kalc. We order chinese tea, jasmine flavour (I hate the smell of Jasmine)
All the food cost US$22.50 for 6 hungry ladies.
Third morning in Siem Reap, we took the hotel tuk-tuk to visit Lolei, Bakheng and Tonle Sap. Aaahh..we went to many restaurants but they were closed during Khmer New Year and we end up in a local eating shop, quite a pack of people having breakfast there. Must be good, I already see what the local people are having and I decided to have a bowl of pork porridge and ice black coffee and I am so lucky I have the last bowl of pork porridge while my friends still undecided what to eat..
The pork porridge tasted very good, the rice cooked into smooth porridge and add in the minced pork, the liver, garnished with fried garlic, some sawtooth coriander leaves and thinly sliced young ginger , emmm..I had the porridge all for myself no sharing, so satisfied to my stomach and ending with cool ice coffee. yummy..
Favorite Dish: Of course, the pork porridge, fried rice and noodles again, you can order the bread too.
The yummy pork porridge just cost US$1 a bowl..
After the sunrise watching at Angkor Wat, next place to visit - Banteay Srey which took us about 45mins slow drive (40km perhour, that's my driving limit in my hometown :-)) my stomach already started growling - hungry. Can't find any eating place on the way to Banteay Srey, don't worry there are two rows of stalls, where you can find food to eat, drinks like coconut water, sugarcane juice, beer and souvenirs. You will find food, drinks and souvenirs dearer than other place in Siem Reap.
So we found our first eating place, we ordered six plates of fried instant noodles with chicken meat, egg and lots of vegetables. I have some time to take pictures of the cook (who is smilling all the time) and learned something new in cooking Khmer fried noodles.. They have a menu, just choose what you want to eat..
Fried instant noodles looks good and tasty. US$3.50 a plate.
Favorite Dish: Khmer Fried Noodles Recipe
A very simple method to fry noodles.
In a kuali, add in water, a piece of instant noodles and cut vegetables like choysum, cabbage and carrot. Let it boil, when cooked, transfer the cooked noodles and vegetable in a sieve to drain off the extra water.
In a clean kuali, add some cooking oil, chopped garlic and fry till aromatic, add in a beaten egg (fry into omelette and later cut them into pieces) Add in the sliced chicken meat, stir and add in seasoning like a lot of MSG, fish sauce, pepper, sugar a bit and lastly add in the cooked noodles and vegetable..stir and stir...and walla..ready to eat...
Kuali - a chinese cooking wok.
We cooked our own BBQ, two kinds of BBQ - grill and another with soup and noodles. The lard used to grease the grill and put all the seafood, chicken meat, put all the veges to boil and eat with yellow noodles.
And we also order Pad thai and salted mustard green stir fry, eaten with white rice. My friends tried the Beer and me - have another coconut shake..
All together cost about USD22 for 6 persons.
Picture 1 - Thanks Amanda Loo for the food picture
Our young Van driver took us here, seems to have a lot of tourists eating here during lunch. I guessed it must be good. Oh yes, the restaurant got air-condition, it was so hot and humid outside, and we were so hungry and tired after we finished visit Ta-Prohm temple.
Favorite Dish: We were quite curious when we read the Menu for Fried Morning Glory, what kind of vegetable is that? Anyway, we ordered Fried Morning Glory which was Fried Kangkung / water spinach. The cheapest vegetable in Malaysia. Other dishes - Lemongrass sour soup, Fried Chicken with Cashew nuts, Green Mango Salad and white rice. For drinks we ordered Fresh Fruit Juice like Lemongrass Tea, Lemonade, Coconut shake, Pineapple shake, watermelon shake...wah..so nice to drink in this hot weather...emmmm...
Picture 1 - Thank you to Amanda Loo for the Food picture.
Here in Cambodian, the baguette or the French bread - become Cambodia's national bread.
Sandwiches made from baguette can easily find in Siem Reap town.. and its very delicious
US$1 for 2 baguette sandwiches.
So recommended by everyone and Tripadvisor..
Favorite Dish: We ordered Chicken loklak again, pumpkin in oven, khmer curry, fried vegetable and chai kui (a cambodian cake) All in small portion, I was still a bit hungry after 1 hour. Food not that tasty...
There are a few restaurants opposite the Angkor Wat, just crossed the road and you will find the restaurant. We were so hungry after a long tired walk in Angkor Wat, my leg got cramped after walking up and down the angkor wat and a need to visit the toilet. :-)))
Favorite Dish: We ordered Fish Amok served in Coconut, loklak chicken, tofu and kalc. Simple Khmer dishes and yet very delicious..
Food and drink for 6 person cost US$28. Not bad at all.
I enjoyed my stay at Golden Temple Villa and I also enjoyed my meal in the Restaurant. Oh, the welcome drink of Lemonade and sweet roasted peanuts was wonderful. Well, this restaurant is also recommend by the Lonely Planet. The setting of the restaurant and garden very beautifully done.
What a pity, the restaurant closed for the next two days for Khmer New Year Celebration. But free coffee, tea and banana still available everyday..
Favorite Dish: This is my first and favourite Cambodian food, its very simple and delicious - Bai sach chrouk, or pork with rice, served with a side of pickled, slightly sweet cucumber, carrot and small chilies.
There is a story behind this dish, Bai sach chrouk is usually served with broken rice, and these broken rice meant for chicken to eat. But this wicked and evil stepmother forced her stepdaughter to eat leafover food and broken rice. One day an old lady came to the house and asked for food. Oh no, the evil stepmother chased away the old lady, and the kind hearted stepdaughter offered to share her meal of broken rice with the old lady, wahhh.. the old lady turned out to be a handsome prince in disguise, searching for a wife. Hmmm... anyone prince in disguise want to share my meal of Bai sach chrouk, please come forward :-))))
This is a strange building on Sivatha Street with floors on different levels, with low tables and cushions. You even pass by a pool full of crocodiles on the way to the toilet. the food is excellent here and there are Aspara Dance performances on a small stage too. Even if you don't eat hre just pass by and take a look at the place.
If you are a beer drinker you will enjoy the area around pub street and the market as many places offer "Happy Hour" and no matter what time of day it is you will find a cheap beer somewhere on offer.
I discovered this restaurant by chance as i had to find a toilet very quickly indeed, so after rushing in i decided to have a drink, perused the menu and ordered tortillas and burritos. When i lived in the USA we frequented many Mexican Restaurants but the food here was the best i ever ate and came back twice more and can recommend the Steak Chimichaga and the pizzas, all served at a very reasonable price.
Father's Restaurant is a great place to try out the Khmer cuisine because there is a variety of local favorites and more available at affordable prices. It's located at the Central Market, in an open air food court. "Father" will recommend you some of the favorite dishes and cook them fresh for you. His "amok" dish is touted as the best in Siem Reap.
There's an impressive website set up to promote Father's restaurant and you can decide on what you want. There's also western & Chinese dishes but when in Cambodia ......
Good inexpensive food
Since it's open air, the stifling weather did bother me a bit while eating spicy foods
Favorite Dish: I'm salivating just thinking about it but my favorites have to be the Amok and Khmer red curry, washed down with fresh fruit juices.
Soup Dragon serves mostly Vietnamese cuisine for breakfast till late, so whenever you need a Pho (Vietnamese noodles in a clear refreshing broth) fix, drop by and order from a variety of noodles served with either chicken or beef. I had breakfast here and ordered the Pho Bo special, noodles in beef broth with beef balls, briskets, tripe and all sorts of goodies.
In the evening, you can chill out on one their 3 floors and watch people go by. There's also free wifi and some travel information at the restaurant.
Inexpensive food & drinks, including beer, located conveniently at the corner of Pub Street & Hospital Street.