Top 10 Must Try Food in Siem Reap


Siem Reap, located in the north of Cambodia, is 311 km from Phnom Penh and only 152 km from the Thai border. Compared with the noisy Phnom Penh, Siem Reap is quieter and safer. In Siem Reap, there are Angkor Wat, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, lively bar street, famous shopping spots like Angkor Night Market and Old Market. In addition, there are top 10 foods in Siem Reap that you can't miss: Amok, Soup Chhnang Dae, Spring Roll, Angkor Beer, Baguette Sandwiches, Beef Lok Lak, Samlor Machu Trey, Cambodian BBQ, Rice noodles and Fruit Shake.


No.1 Food in Siem Reap – Amok


Amok is one of the most popular traditional Khmer cuisines and is available in almost every Cambodian restaurant. The practice is to wrap the meat, or other materials, in the banana leaves, then add the coconut milk, lemon leaves and local vegetables and spices, then add the main ingredients to cook, and finally in the coconut shell or porcelain bowl. Medium, very local. There are generally different types of fish, chicken, and beef.



No.2 Food in Siem Reap – Soup Chhnang Dae


The traditional Cambodian hot pot uses a ceramic pot, and the soup base is accompanied by spices and herbs. The taste is sweet and the more cooked and fresh. Similar to China's small hot pot, there is a small pot of soup, a plate of beef, a plate of fresh vegetables (including a few banana), a plate of transparent small round cake, a dish of dip. Then on put the pieces of meat into the hot pot, turn the 2 small round cakes into the empty dish and place them on the empty plate. After a while, the meat is cooked, put on the cake, and then put the fresh vegetables. Then, the cake is soft, rolled up, and seasoned.



No.3 Food in Siem Reap – Spring Roll


The Cambodian spring rolls are the same as the Vietnamese spring rolls, and the spring rolls are made of glutinous rice, wrapped in stuffing made of bean sprouts, vermicelli, squid, shrimp, and onion. It is divided into fresh spring rolls and fried spring rolls. When eating, it is seasoned with fish sauce, sour vinegar and pepper.



No.4 Food in Siem Reap – Beef Lok Lak


This dish is made from oyster sauce, soy sauce and beef, sometimes with some palm sugar. Traditionally, rice is used to absorb the honey juice, but now it is often accompanied by French fries or an omelet at the top.



No.5 Food in Siem Reap – Samlor Machu Trey


Beef, pork, chicken, and fish can be used as the main ingredients of sour soup, and then put into various vegetarian dishes such as spinach, lotus stem, melon, sauerkraut, lemon leaf and so on. Lemon juice, fish sauce, and vinegar pepper are also essential. Although the sour soup tastes heavier, in hot weather, drinking sour soup is also very beneficial to the heat.


No.6 Food in Siem Reap – Cambodian BBQ


It is a kind of hot pot that is baked and eaten. It is very popular in Southeast Asian countries. The baking tray is round metal, and a circle on the side is a "hot pot" zone, and the middle is a place for barbecue. On the raised flat plate, the meat broth will flow along the pot to the hot pot, which will increase the flavor of the soup.



No.7 Food in Siem Reap – Rice noodles


The rice noodle is one of the most popular breakfasts in Cambodia. It is delicious because of the addition of special soy sauce, fish sauce, lemon juice and other ingredients. Remember to go to eat it before 12 o’clock at noon, because the rice noodle here is only for breakfast.



No.8 Street food in Siem Reap – Baguette Sandwiches


The stalls selling baguettes on the roadside can be seen everywhere. Cambodia was once a French colony. It was deeply influenced by France. The French bachelor is not a simple French bread. Instead, people cut the baguette from the middle and painted it in the middle. Bolognese, butter, stuffed with a few pieces of meat, pickled cucumbers, pickled papaya, radish, green onions and then topped with a layer of tomato sauce, become a baguette sandwich. This baguette sandwich has a crispy taste and is affordable. It is very popular in the local area.



No.9 Cambodian drink –Fruit Shake


Fruit Shake is very popular in the area. Cambodia is tropical and rich in fruit. Freshly squeezed fresh fruit, together with ice cubes, is made into a unique Fruit Shake.



No.10 Cambodian drink – Angkor Beer


It is a famous domestic brand in Cambodia, and its output is huge. It is very popular among tourists. It can be bought in most restaurants and bars. The price of a bottle of 660ml is about $0.9- $1.5.



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