Mobile street food vendor
Barbecue pork skewersCambodians love their barbecued skewers and while you'll find several different types served for breakfast, in restaurants and on sidewalks, the favorite street food snack is grilled pork. First marinated in palm sugar, soy, garlic, salt, pepper, and sometimes Chinese five spice, these delicious skewers are grilled over charcoal so they're smoky and served with a crunchy sweet and sour salad of green papaya or cucumber, daikon and carrot in vinegar and palm sugar. They're usually sold as four skewers with the lightly pickled salad on the side that you can eat with the skewer. Sometimes the vendor will also provide a warm buttered baguette so you can make a sandwich. Skewers sell for around R1000 (25c) per stick or four for R4000 ($1). Mobile vendors roam the residential backstreets and park along main roads in the late afternoon. Look for the smoke! If you don't see a vendor, there are several local and very rustic eateries specializing in the skewers on Wat Damnak Street that get going in the afternoon and close shop in the early evening or whenever they run out.