Where to eat in Cambodia
Travelers in Cambodia will get tons of advise of where to eat in Siem Reap or other cities, from fine dining to street food stalls. And yes, the Cambodian cuisine is underrated, Khmer food has way more variety then just Beef Lok Lak and Fish Amok. So, where to eat in Siem Reap and other famous tourist ad travelers spots in the Kingdom of Wonder?
Street food in Siem Reap
Fried scorpions at street food stall in Siem Reap
While street food in Thailand is on everyone’s bucket list, the stalls selling food in Cambodia aren’t so well known. But they are worth a try, not just with our hosts at Dine With The Locals. When you want to know where to eat in Cambodia, Siem Reap is a good start. The best street food in Siem Reap is available at Road 60, right opposite the Angkor Wat Ticket counter. It opens around 5pm, and is still a popular place with locals. While the left lane is usually reserved for shops selling shirts and household items, the right lane has food stalls left and right. Food in Siem Reap at street stalls means you select food at the BBQ or front display ad then sit down in the back on a small table or mat. The owner will heat your food up again on the grill and then serve you at the table. Soft drinks and beer are available as well.
Eat at an organic farm in Battambang
Khmer food at a local home in Battambang with Dine With The Locals
Why not trying something different? Many travelers coming now to Battambang, and it’s also on our map of where to eat in Cambodia. In Battambang we offer you lunch or dinner at an organic farm with our host Yem Panha. She owns an organic farm and sells the vegetables at the market, but also prepares delicious Khmer food in Battambang for our guests. Here is her menu:
- Omelette with vegetableEggs from the farms chicken and organic vegetables from just the backyard
- Teuk Trey Pha-em Kind of special Khmer source with mixed fresh vegetables and bacon or fish
- Sngor Sup Lahong Papaya soup with pork rip
- Fresh fruits from the garden
Where to eat in Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Noodle soup at K.E. cafe in Phnom Penh. Get an idea of the size by comparing the bowl to the cola can.
When in Phnom Penh, the most local experience when it comes to food is having breakfast. The Khmer breakfast is usually a noodle soup, either with white rice noodles or with yellow egg noodles (sometimes called Chinese noodles). If you walk around in the morning hours, you will see a lot of small and crowded restaurants usually on street corners, where people sit in groups, having their noodle soup and a chat as well. Don’t wait until a table is free, it is common to share tables (and improve your language skills). If you want a place that’s a bit more modern, but famous for their large soup bowls, try K.E. cafe (its reviewed by Cambopedia here). It’s a bit out of town on the way to the airport, but we haven’t seen bigger bowls than those