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Siem Reap Street Food

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Street food in Siem Reap may not be the most mouthwatering in Asia but it's certainly worth trying as, aside from the Old Market stalls set up for tourists, curbside dining is still very much for locals. In the morning head to the markets or stop at a roadside soup or noodle stall. Come late afternoon you'll see roaming vendors carrying baskets on their shoulders or transporting street food snacks on the front of their bicycles or on mobile carts. Only eat at stalls busy with locals.
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Nom pao are Cambodia's steamed pork bun and they’re similar to the ubiquitous Chinese pork bun called siopao, which is found across Asia. While worth sampling, I haven’t yet found one nearly as delicious as they can be in Vietnam or China – which...
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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...
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Pong tae koun or baby duck eggs are a popular late afternoon or early evening snack with locals. They're usually sold in Siem Reap's residential backstreets by women on bicycles or carrying baskets on their shoulders. You'll also see mobile...
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These crispy, deep-friend prawn fritters are made with tiny river prawns and unlike a lot of Cambodian street food, which is eaten cold or luke warm, these are often eaten piping hot, fresh from the fryer. The crunchy fritters are twice...
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Eaten mainly by women -- Cambodian men like to joke that real men don't eat fruit -- you’ll see women on bicycles or carrying baskets or plastic tubs selling pickled fruit in the late afternoon. The most popular are sliced green and yellow...
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Deep-fried bugs — crickets, water bugs, silk worms, and so on — are typically deep fried with salt, palm sugar and maybe some fish sauce, and finally sprinkled with red chillies and finely sliced herbs. Foreigners are often told they’re a...
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The locals love their sausages sweet. The famous Siem Reap sausage that you see hanging in the market is a very sweet Chinese sausage. The small round barbecued sausages above aren't that sweet, however, they come pretty close, making it difficult...
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Travelers incorrectly believe that the street food sold at stalls around Pub Street in the Old Market quarter is authentic. It’s not—not the fruit shake sellers, nor the Nutella pancakes. There is one exception and that’s the ubiquitous sugar cane...
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Cambodians 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,...