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    chrisbel
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    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.

    Cambodian BBQ

    Cambodian BBQ

    Cambodian BBQ

    Young girls preparing salt and pepper bags, closing it by cauterization on the grill. Simple and ingenious isn’t it?

    Cambodian BBQ

    #801

    chrisbel
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    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…

    Cambodian sandwich

    Cambodian sandwich

    #802

    chrisbel
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    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.

    Cambodian chicken bbq

    #803

    chrisbel
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    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…

    beef bbq

    beef bbq

    bbq beef with prahok

    #804

    chrisbel
    Participant

    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.

    pork noses and cheeks on bbq in cambodia

    pork noses and cheeks on bbq in cambodia

    #805

    chrisbel
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    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!!!

    Cambodian sun-cooked cockle seller

    #806

    chrisbel
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    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…

    #807

    chrisbel
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    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…

    #808

    chrisbel
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    Bananas mixed with sticky rice and fried in banana leafs, “Som Tcheck An” in Khmer.

    #809

    chrisbel
    Participant

    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.

    #810

    chrisbel
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    Do you like waffles? Cambodians call them “Noum Pom” and prepare them with coconut milk… 500 Riels a piece!

    Cambodian waffles

    Cambodian waffles

    #811

    chrisbel
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    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.

    #812

    chrisbel
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    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”.

    #813

    chrisbel
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    Delicious rice cakes named “Noum Krour” that you eat with fish sauce “Teuk Trey”. 500 Riel for one…

    #814

    chrisbel
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    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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