10 Famous Siem Reap Food (P2)


6.Nom banh chok

This food consists of noodles laboriously pounded out of rice, favored with a fish-based green curry navy made from lemongrass, turmeric root and lime

Nom banh chok is a quintessential Khmer dish, loved by locals and tourists alike. The dish, which is similar to Thai kanom jeen, consists of rice noodles topped with a green fish gravy and heaps of fresh green beans, bean sprouts, banana flower, cucumbers and other greens.

The dish is so ubiquitous that in English it’s called “Khmer noodles” and most Cambodians are convinced that the Khmers invented this type of noodle and all of the other countries in Asia with similar noodles stole the idea from them.

Where to eat:

  • Nom banh chok is one kind of noodles which is often sold by the vendor in the morning.’

7.Cambodian BBQ

They were; squid, shrimp, beef, fish, frogs legs, goat, kangaroo, crocodile, chicken and ostrich

Where to eat:

Cambodian BBQ restaurant

  • Add: Street No. 8, Pub Street / Passage ,Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Opening hours: 10.00 am -24.00

Cambodian BBQ Restaurant is a nice place to enjoy barbecue with good flavor and nice presentation in a lovely environment.

Old Market Area

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

Nom banh chok via Asia Tour Packages

8.Khmer Cakes

The Khmer cakes are sweet yet savoury, made with taro, mung beans and a few preserved bits of fruit on top to give it a sweetness.

Num Sakoo (Meaning Tapoica Cake): a tapioca ball stuff with meat dish that is similar to the Thai Khanom Sakoo and Laos Khao Nom Sakoo. Minced meat is season and cooked then wrapped in a tapioca mixture and steamed. The dished in often served with vegetables and sweet sauce. A variation in Vietnam also exist called “Bánh ít trần”, as well as Malaysia and Indonesia.

Num ansom chrook: a savory variation of a cylindrical rice cake filled with pork and mung bean. It is served during ancestor worship ceremonies and is often cut and deep fried and served with fish sauce and pickled vegetables.

Where to eat:

  • Be found on street vendors carts in the back streets of Siam Reap

9.Jaggery sweet soup

The main ingredients of Cambodian jaggery sweet soup are coconut milk and palm fruits

Where to eat

  • Be found on street vendors carts in the back streets of Siem Reap

Jaggery sweet soup via EAT

10.Stir-fried ants with beef

Ants with different sizes are fried together with ginger, lemon grass, shallots and thinly sliced beef. They’re large, red, have huge pincers and are unbelievably aggressive. They weave their nests into leaves up in the trees which become monstrous in size. If you find a line of them, carry out an experiment. Take a stick and wave it at a part of their regiment. The ones closest to the stick being waved at the group will rear up and attack.

Where to eat

  • Marum restaurant
  • Add: Between Wat (Pagoda) Polanka& Catholic Church, #8A, B PhumSlorKram, Siem Reap, Cambogia
  • Opening hours: 11.00 am – 10.30 pm

Marum is the fifth training restaurant established by Kaliyann Mith and carries on the creative traditions with tapas-style dishes serving up some of the best local flavours with a twist.

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