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Siem Reap for Foodies

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If you travel to eat and drink then you'll be in foodie heaven in Siem Reap. Fragrant street food stalls, lively local food markets, hands-on cooking classes that start with market tours and end with lunch, not to mention fantastic food, from tangy soups and tasty barbecue skewers to modern Cambodian cuisine and contemporary Khmer tapas. Siem Reap is a delicious destination for foodies. It's not all about the food, however - there are tastings and cocktail classes to also keep you busy.
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In Siem Reap, locals eat one of a handful of dishes for breakfast - bobor (rice porridge), pork and rice, and a few soups, including Cambodia's quintessential breakfast soup, kuy teav. Found at morning markets and roadside stalls, standards vary...
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River Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
The beloved Cambodian breakfast dish of nom banh chok is a love-it-or-hate-it dish for most foreigners, who would probably prefer to have this cold to luke-warm noodle dish served hot. The process of making these rice noodles is depicted in bas...
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Street 07, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Every Sunday morning the quiet courtyard of laidback Asana bar in the old quarter transforms into Asana Organic Farmers Market, a petite farmers' market which started in December 2014. If you're staying in a holiday rental or serviced apartment...
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Pub-Street Area #10, St. 2 Thou, Mondol 1, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
While cute souvenir shops and even haute couture boutiques exemplify the changing face of the retail scene in Siem Reap, the city’s famous Old Market remains a heady hub of traditional trade and commerce. Located right in the heart of town,...
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River Road West, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Cooks in Tuk Tuks cooking adventure offered by River Garden hotel differs from the others in that it begins with a trip by tuk tuk to one of Siem Reap's most popular Buddhist shrines to learn how to make offerings. Next is a visit to a lively...
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Street 27, opposite Pannasastra University, ក្រុងសៀមរាប, Cambodia
Kiwi-Cambodian chef Kethana Dunnett, who with her husband Bruce, owns Sugar Palm, one of Siem Reap's best Cambodian restaurants, offers an exclusive cooking class at the couple's home. Taught in the stunning kitchen of their traditional teak home,...
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1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Most hotels and many restaurants in Siem Reap offer cooking classes in Cambodian cuisine, beginning with a market tour and ending with lunch, and the class offered by Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is one of the best. The chefs are some of the most...
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River Road West, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
I always enjoy sampling the local cuisine where ever I travel, be it here in the US or abroad. In January 2012, I spent two weeks in Cambodia and signed up for a 1/2 day cooking class at a local hotel in Siem Reap. It was an amazing meal that I...
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Oum Khun St/Shinta Mani St, Krong Siem Reap 00000, Cambodia
I cook for a living—so vacations are usually all about tasting someone else's food and staying out of the kitchen. But in 2009 when the world was going nowhere fast, I went to Siem Reap and taught a cooking class at Shinta Mani. The...
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
I didn't know the the reddish colored, tofu like blocks were congealed pigs blood until after I had had and few bites. Oh well, I am still a fan. Delicious!
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River Road West, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
The excellent Cambodian chefs from River Garden hotel, who offer the Cooks in Tuk Tuks cooking class, also run a fun street food tour that gives you a great insight into Cambodia's culinary culture. Partly on foot and partly on tuk tuk, the tour...
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Salakamreuk Village, Salakamreuk Commune, 17954, 176 Sombai Rd, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Expats Lionel Maitrepierre and Joëlle Jean Louise drew inspiration from traditional Cambodian rice spirit, which is potent and medicinal-tasting and not always safe for foreigners to drink, and the fruit-infused rums from Joëlle’s home Mauritius,...
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115, Group 7 . Phum Tropeang Ses Khum Kochok Srok, Benoit St, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Serving contemporary Cambodian 'tapas' - essentially, smaller sized plates of traditional Cambodian dishes - has become something of a trend in Siem Reap's restaurants in recent years. It's a great idea as they're ideal for sharing and allow you...
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The-Lane, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Most visitors to Siem Reap will sign up for a Cambodian cooking class but very few have discovered Asana bar and its fun Khmer cocktail making classes. Located in one of the last traditional timber houses in the old town of Siem Reap, laidback...
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Street 27, opposite Pannasastra University, ក្រុងសៀមរាប, Cambodia
The Sugar Palm restaurant is the first Cambodian restaurant that many visitors to Siem Reap try, and it often becomes a favorite. The food is some of the most delicious, traditional, home-style Cambodian food in the country. It also happens to be...
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Pokambor Ave, ក្រុងសៀមរាប, Cambodia
Chanrey Tree's location on the leafy riverside makes it a lovely spot for both lunch and dinner. Delivering refined renditions of authentic Khmer cuisine, you'll find some of the same dishes on the menu that you'll see at the Sugar Palm, along...