I’ve met some people during my travels across some Asian countries. When they heard I’m headed to Siem Reap, I was told to be careful about the food. I’ve never been very adventurous when it comes to food. True enough, upon arrival, I said to myself that Thai food taste better than Siem Reap.
I decided to stay in Siem Reap for more than a week. There was no place else I have to go to. I gave my friend some trouble because I was too picky in terms of the food, well, among many things. So I made it a point to take note of the restaurants that I have been to and what I ordered that I ended up liking. In this way, I can share them here for future travellers to Siem Reap.
Restaurant: Le Tigre De Papier
Location: Alley West and Pub Street
Food to order: Cambodian BBQ – Chicken, Pork and Beef platter
Cost: $5.50 inclusive of free unlimited rice
We ordered two rice plates for my friend and me. We were also given a choice of plain rice or fried rice. We chose the latter which is not that bad. The serving is okay for two female appetites so we were able to share the bill.
Pizza and Pub Place: NYDC
Location: Alley West
Drink to order: Happy Hour cocktail Mojito and Angkor Beer
Cost: Discounted cocktail price of $1.50 and $0.50 for the beer
I wanted to stay out late for a while and I was craving for some cocktails. While we were walking along Alley West, we saw the Happy Hour sign and I convinced my friend to have a drink with me while we do some people watching. Not really productive, are we? There are lots of foreigners in Siem Reap so to see and be seen is always a good idea for us single ladies. We also tried moving in a different bar but the Mojito’s in this place taste better and the drink is much bigger.
Restaurant: Cambodian Soup Restaurant
Location: Pub Street
Food to order: Khmer Breakfast
Cost: $2.50 for the food, $1.75 for the refreshing Coconut shake
We ate at this restaurant really late afternoon. It was late lunch and early dinner for us. My friend always wanted to look for affordable and tasty food and ended up reading the breakfast section of the menu. We were happy to hear that we can still order the breakfast food even though it’s already late. It was breakfast food available all day and it was cheap.
The choices I’ve made while in Siem Reap is not really authentic Khmer foods. I’ve tried their local signature dish “Amok” but I find it a little bland for my taste. So, if you are not as adventurous as I am, you can try my selection. If all else fails, run to KFC!
Check out the video I made while going around Angkor Temples in Siem Reap.