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Steamed sweet corn
Corn is one of Cambodia’s staples and the country’s best corn – its sweetest and most delicious corn – is comes from nearby Battambang province, a couple of hours from Siem Reap. It therefore makes sense that you see steamed corn sold everywhere in Temple Town each afternoon and evening. It is generally steamed and served plain, rather than with chili, mayonnaise and sugar as it is in Thailand. You’ll see two different types of corn – the dark yellow corn is sweeter while the pale yellow corn sold in its husk is starchier and if you close your eyes even tastes a little like potato. Occasionally enterprising vendors will offer condiments such as dried chili and lime, but it’s very rare. And frankly, the Cambodian corn doesn’t need it. Don't believe me? See for yourself.
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