Eating street food in Cambodia
- December 26, 2016 at 8:12 am #800
Tourists may think that fried spiders and other bugs are the only street food in Cambodia, but Cambodian street food is much more varied than that and it’s the way most Khmer people eat. Street food is cheap, tasty and fresh, as everything is cooked in front of you.
Are you worried about the hygiene? There is obviously no refrigerator, but the dishes are gone in less than an hour, and they are constantly preparing new ones. You definitively have to try some, in this post we will give examples of delicious appetizers that you will be able to find in the streets of Siem Reap at affordable prices.
Discover and share with us your pictures of Cambodian street food stalls in this mouthwatering topic!
As a reminder: 1 USD = is between 4000 and 4200 Riels
Beef Sausages (“Sacrok Ko” in Khmer) on BBQ. The red color comes from the spices mixed with the meat during the sausage preparation. They are normally served with a papaya salad (“Tchroua Lohong”) and cost 500 riels a piece.
Young girls preparing salt and pepper bags, closing it by cauterization on the grill. Simple and ingenious isn’t it?December 26, 2016 at 8:18 am #801
A famous and delicious sandwich, called by foreigners “Cambodian Sandwich” and by Khmers “Noum Pang Sak”. It’s composed from pork meat, slices of “paté”, papaya salad and covered with a tasty spicy sauce. The price of this sandwich is about 1500 riel…December 26, 2016 at 8:21 am #802
Chicken skewers (“Sak mouan an”) or other small birds, costs between $2.5 and $6 for a whole chicken. Delicious too, the small skewers of liver or gizzard (“Kor thlam mouan”), around 1000 riel each.December 26, 2016 at 8:24 am #803
My favorite dish, beef on a BBQ (“Sak ko an” in Khmer). Very popular, it’s served with a selection of raw veggies and a tasty Prahok sauce. The price is around $3 for a plate of meat. They grill a whole animal everyday and my advice is to ask for pieces of skin, so crispy. Delicious…December 26, 2016 at 8:26 am #804
Delicious pork nose and cheeks (“Tchmok Tchrou An” in Khmer), roasted on the barbecue, served with raw veggies, steamed rice and again tasty prahok sauce.December 26, 2016 at 8:36 am #805
Small river shells seasoned with chili powder, salt, sugar, pepper and “cooked” in the sun. Khmer people call it “Leah hal” and a quantity as shown in the picture will cost you around 2000 riel. Be careful, this might be very spicy!!!December 26, 2016 at 8:40 am #806
A simple meal that you can order in every small street restaurant (“louaw mohop” in Khmer) for about 5000 Riel. Grilled pork, fried veggies with pork, a portion of steamed rice and a free iced tea…December 26, 2016 at 8:44 am #807
Delicious fried bananas (“Tcheck Ang” in Khmer) that you can buy on the street for 1000 or 1500 Riel, depending on the number of bananas on your “skewer”. The other ones are cakes made of sweet potatoes (“Domlong Ang” or “Noum Domlong Barang” in Khmer), that you will savor for 500 Riel a piece. I looove these cakes, especially when they are hot…December 26, 2016 at 8:45 am #808
Bananas mixed with sticky rice and fried in banana leafs, “Som Tcheck An” in Khmer.December 26, 2016 at 8:51 am #809
A small food stall, preparing and selling delicious sweet potato chips (“Domlong bompon” in Khmer) and banana chips (“Tcheck bompon”) that Khmer people love to eat.December 26, 2016 at 8:52 am #810
Do you like waffles? Cambodians call them “Noum Pom” and prepare them with coconut milk… 500 Riels a piece!December 26, 2016 at 8:54 am #811
A small selection of some of my favorite fritters. On the left, sweet potatoes or “Noum Domlong Tchrin” in Khmer. On the right, delicious fritters of soybean and potatoes, called “Noum Tcheung Tchrou”. Price is 500 Riels a piece for both of them.December 26, 2016 at 8:56 am #812
Fried noodles (“Lot tcha” in Khmer) served with a fried duck egg (“Pong tir tchirn”) and a vegetable fritter (“Noum katchay”), for 2500 Riel. These noodles are made from rice and their specific name is due to their short length, fried noodles are normally called “Mee tcha”.December 26, 2016 at 8:58 am #813
Delicious rice cakes named “Noum Krour” that you eat with fish sauce “Teuk Trey”. 500 Riel for one…December 26, 2016 at 9:00 am #814
Another version of “Noum Tcheung Tchrou”, the tasty fritters made out of soybeans that you can purchase for 500 Riel a piece.
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