Local Khmer Food

I am a foodie, many friends of mine can tell. Any chance of traveling abroad will drive me to food and especially local food. From East to West. From fancy to simple.

Being in Cambodia in 2015 is not my first time but definitely my longest time staying and working in Siem Reap in particular. I have tried many local dishes by my own or with my local friends and colleagues.

Khmer food: more grilled, less oil; light curry paste, more spices, more raw vegetable, and fish sauce of course. Personally I find Khmer food in Siem Reap more similar to food in my hometown back in Mekong Delta, Viet Nam. I enjoy eating them quite a lot and definitely I will miss it when I am back Saigon next month.

This is mainly about real dish – I will post about Khmer snacks later

Siem Reap | Khmer noodle soup: lemongrass, ginger, fish sauce and coconut milk | 201509 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | trei khor: a local fish dish with palm sugar, black peppers and green mango ~ cá kho tiêu đường thốt nốt | 201509 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | grilled fish from the biggest fresh water lake in S.E.A Tonle Sab | 201509 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | local fresh and fried spring rolls ~ pretty much there are many Asian types of spring rolls ~ my Viet gỏi cuốn is still the best for me | 201509 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | one of local food ~ grilled frogs | 201509 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | snack time with a local stirred fried mee with vegetables and egg at cost of $1.5 | 201509 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | local dish: fish amok | 201508 food journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Some Reap | local food is a good choice as usual ~ stewed beef with small rice noodle soup ~ hủ tiếu bò kho | 201508 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | fried rice with taro and kim chi by side ~ one of the best local vegetarian dishes I have tried here ~ quality: 5/5, value of money: 3.5/5 | 201507 foodie journey – taken Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | Khmer papaya salad and fresh spring rolls | 201507 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | one more local noodle dish with coconut milk dressing, fried spring rolls and vegetables pulse fish sauce ~ seems like bánh tằm chả giò và nước cốt dừa in Vietnam | 201507 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | one of my lunch local fish ~ deep fried mud fish with mango salad and fish sauce ~ cá lóc chiên and gỏi xoài in Vietnam | 201507 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | local fresh small noodles with fried spring rolls ~ bánh hỏi chả giò dish in Vietnam | 201507 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | local style beef steak | 201507 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | local fresh spring rolls with cost of less than $1 |201507 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | Khor kou ~ local stewed beef dish ~ bò kho in Vietnam | 201507 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Siem Reap | a local BBQ restaurant ~ we BBQ everything | 201507 foodie journey – taken by Angela Worldtrekker