10 Famous Siem Reap Food (P1)


Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia. It is a popular resort town and a gateway to the Angkor region.

Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handycraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddies in the countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake.


Prahokktih, a dip of prahok cooked with minced pork and coconut milk, flavored with a pounded paste that includes turmeric, lemongrass and galangal.

Where to eat:

Khmer Family Restaurant

  • Add: Street 8, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Opening hours: 7.30 am – 10.30 pm
The Khmer Family Restaurant in Siem Reap, Cambodia offers reasonably priced Khmer cuisine, using traditional ingredients and a photo menu to make the choices a little easier.

Chanrea Dom Makara restaurant

  • Add: Sivatha Road a block, Sieamreap
  • Opening hours: 10.00 am – 20.00 pm

Amok fish via Ingredientmatchers

2.Amok fish

Amok is made with filleted freshwater fish, usually catfish or snakehead fish. It’s covered in a thick coconut sauce with eggs, fish sauce and palm sugar and seasoned with kroeung.

Where to eat:

Khmer Kitchen

  • Add: Street 9, KrongSiem Reap, Cambodia
  • Opening hours: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Khmer Kitchen is the nice restaurant with the warm atmosphere. It was the only restaurant on the pedestrian alley that parallels Pub Street on its southeastern side.

Amok restaurant

  • Add: Street No. 9, Passage / Old Market, Siem Reap
  • Opening hours: 10.00 – 23.00

3.Green mango salad

It’s green papaya salad with pork and a shrimp & squid yahorn (similar to a Thai curry, but less spicy and more complex in the herb mix).

Where to eat:

Haven Training Restaurant

  • Add: Sok San Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Opening hours: 11.30 – 14.30 and 17.30 – 21.30
At HAVEN it is all about you, your health and your pleasure. That is why we set great value on high quality food and hygiene according to Swiss standards.

Sala Bai restaurant

  • Add: 155 PhumTapoul, Siem Reap
  • Opening hours:10.00 – 23.00

Chili fried insects via Wahaca

4.Chilli fried insects

It’s deep fried and coated in something that seems to be a mix of salt, herbs and chilli, spindly legs neatly folded between a big, hard shelled body.

Where to eat:

  • Old Market Area; 5 a.m.–6 p.m. for most vendors, between Street 9, Street 11, 2 Thmou St. and Pokombor Avenue
  • Angkor Night Market; 4 p.m.–12 a.m.; Old Market Area
Angkor Night Market preserves traditional Khmer handicrafts while alleviating poverty and improving the lives of Khmer people. It’s also a place to have some good and cheap foods.

5.Bamboo sticky rice

Lam rice is made from sticky rice which is grown on the hills. Sticky rice is put in a bamboo pipe and added some water. For more flavor, ethnic people usually use stream water and add some salt in.

Where to eat

Old Market Area

  • Add: between Street 9, Street 11, 2 Thmou St. and Pokombor Avenue
  • Opening hours: 4.00 pm -12.00 am

Old market area is known for its variety of Cambodian cuisine, and has a number of food stalls which sell a variety of rices, dried fish and pork sausages, vegetables and fruits, and a Cambodian specialty Prahok.

To be continued…