WHAT TO EAT



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Bai Sach Chrouk (Pork and rice)

This dish is served usually for breakfast, where sliced pork are grilled and served together with rice. It sounds like a very simple dish, but is definitely one that you should try.

Where to get it: Look around in stalls by the street in the morning.

Price: Approximately KHR3,000-KHR5,000






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Fish Amok

Fish amok is a dish where fish fillet are served with curry sauce with coconut, fish sauce and many other herbs and spices, giving it a unique and unforgettable flavour.

Where to get it: Look around the markets, restaurants in nearby streets or in Sisowath Quay!

Price: Approximately USD$3.50-USD$6 / KHR14,130-KHR24,222

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Khmer Red Curry

This red curry with coconut milk base is generally less spicy compared to its neighbouring countries. Kroeung, a kind of paste made from different spices and herbs, are added into the curry, giving it its distinctive and flavourful taste. Breads are usually served together with the curry, so try dipping them into the curry sauce.

Where to get it: Look around the markets, restaurants in nearby streets or in Sisowath Quay.

Price: Approximately USD$6-USD$8 /KHR24,222-KHR32,296


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Lap Khmer

Lap Khmer is a beef salad, where sliced beef are marinated with lime, and then served together with bean sprouts, mint, parsley, lemongrass and some other vegetables. The taste of this dish will increase your appetite and leave you wanting for more.

Where to get it: Look around the markets, restaurants in nearby streets or in Sisowath Quay.

Price: Approximately USD$5-USD$8 / KHR20,185-KHR32,296


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Nom Banh Chok

Also known as Khmer noodles, this dish is commonly eaten during breakfast. Noodles are mixed together with fish-based green curry, and topped with some greens to make this dish.

Where to get it: Look around the markets, restaurants in nearby streets or in Sisowath Quay.

Price: Approximately USD$1.50-USD$3 / KHR6,056-KHD12,111


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Samlor Machu Trey

This dish is going to tickle your taste buds with its unique flavour combination. It is a soup dish with fish that tastes sweet and sour, with a little hint of spiciness. Some other ingredients like lemongrass, fish sauce and garlic are also added into the broth.

Where to get it: Look around the markets, restaurants in nearby streets or in Sisowath Quay.

Price: Approximately USD$0.75 onwards / KHR3,028 onwards.


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Char Kroeung Sach Ko

This is essentially stir-fried beef and vegetables dish. What makes it unique is the addition of various herbs, such as lemongrass. These herbs are the reason to the dish’s aroma, which makes it more appetizing!

Where to get it: Look around the markets, restaurants in nearby streets or in Sisowath Quay.

Price: Approximately USD$1-USD$5 / KHR4,037-KHR20,185

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Cha houy teuk

This is a dessert popular among the locals, especially children because of the colourful agar agar, which is made from gelatine. These jellies are served with sago, mung beans, coconut cream and shaved ice, so it’s a great way to combat hot weather.

Where to get it: Look around the markets, restaurants in nearby streets or in Sisowath Quay.

Price: KHR1,000 onwards