Siem Reap not only attracts tourists by the famous temples of Angkor but also by a lot of mouth-watering food. Let’s discover with us some of the most addictive dishes that should not be missed in Siem Reap.
Amok is one of the famous and delicious dishes of Cambodia cuisine. Enjoying Amok, you will feel the sweetness of jaggery, the fatty taste of coconut water, gently faint smell of Prohok sauce and the characteristic aroma of banana leaves. You can easily find this dish at any restaurant in Siem Reap.
Red ants with beef
These dishes cooked from insects are very popular which easily can be found at most off eateries in this country. One of the most intriguing dishes you should try is red ants with beef and holy basil. Ants with various sized were stir-fried with ginger, lemongrass, garlic, shallots and sliced beef. This dish features a unique sour taste which the ants impart to beef. It is often served with rice.
Fish curry noodle soup (Nom Banh Chok)
Nom Banh Chok is a typical food for breakfast of Cambodian which usually sold by street vendors. The main ingredients of this dish are noodles, green curry made from fish, mint leaves, lemongrass and then decorated with banana, cucumber and some raw vegetables on top.
Cow jaggery cake
In addition to the basic ingredients of a typical cow cake, the cow jaggery cake also has two special ingredients are ripe palm fruit and palm sugar. Thanks to these ingredients, this cake features the very eye-catching yellow with the attractive sweetness and aroma. Visitors can easily catch this dish on every street in Siem Reap.
Crickets fried chili
Insect dishes are probably the dish leaving the strongest impression on international travelers when visiting Cambodia. The insects from ants, spiders, crickets to scorpion, etc. all can become the inspiration of nutrient-rich food in here. Among them, the most impressive dish have to refer is delicious crickets fried chili. At first, you can be a little bit scared but after that you will feel the fatty taste and aroma on your tongue.
Kralan (Khao Lam)
Khao Lam is a specialty that is often cooked on the special occasions such as festivals or parties of Cambodian. The process of cooking Khao Lam is very sophisticated and meticulous; the kind of rice to be cooked has to be extremely delicious sticky rice, after that they were put in the fresh bamboo tube (not too old and not too young) and then baked on charcoal stove until the fragrant smell is ripe.
Kuy Teav is a rice noodle dish originated from Cambodia but often cooked by Chinese people. The main ingredients are dry noodle and the broth made from minced meat. Noodles are dipped in boiling water and then put raw vegetables, beansprout, minced meat and pig’s offal on top. This is considered a dish tourists cannot ignore in Siem Reap.
Cambodian dishes are very varied but grilling still is the most common way of processing in this country. You will easily find the grilled dishes everywhere, from the sidewalk to the luxury restaurants in Siem Reap. The barbecue in here is also extremely variety, ranging from delicious seafood dishes to nutrient-rich meat dishes.
Jaggery Sweet Soup
Cambodian sweet soup is very sweet and varied with different tastes depending on each region. One of the most famous sweet soups you should try in here is Jaggery Sweet Soup – the dish has the main ingredient come from palm fruit. The greasy flavor of coconut milk with crunchy palm fruit will make you remember forever.
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