The Exotic Dishes You Should Try When Visiting Siem Reap – Cambodia

Siem Reap attracts visitors not only because of the famous Angkor temples, but also by the delicious food. Here are some of the exotic food in Siem Seap you may want to try on a trip Siem Reap Angkor!

1. Amok Fish
Amok is one of the famous dishes and is considered the essence of Cambodian cuisine. Amok is made from sweet taste of palm sugar, coconut fatty sweet, with Prahok fish sauce and wrap with banana leaf. Visit any restaurant in Siem Reap, without the use of menus; you can also understand that there are always here to serve your dishes Amok.

Amok is one of the famous dishes and is considered the essence of Cambodian cuisine.

Amok is one of the famous dishes and is considered the essence of Cambodian cuisine.

2. Fried beef with ants
Insects are a very common dish in Cambodia; you will find all the insects on the menu in many restaurants in this country. And one of the most attractive dishes that you should try is the beef and ant fried with basil. Ants with all sizes will be fried with ginger, lemon grass, garlic, shallots and thinly sliced beef. Dishes with a unique flavor by subtle acidity from the ants and absorbed into the beef. This dish is usually served with rice.

Exotic dish - stir-fried ants with beef.

Exotic dish – stir-fried ants with beef.

3. Fish Curry with Noodle: Nom Banh Chok
Nom Banh Chok noodle breakfast is typical of the people of Cambodia, often sold by street vendors. Dishes include noodles, green curry made from fish, mint leaves, lemon grass and flowers decorated with banana, cucumber and some other vegetable.

Nom banh chok noodle dish often sold by street vendors.

Nom banh chok noodle dish often sold by street vendors.

4. Palm Jaggery cake: Num Plae Ai
In addition to the basic ingredients of common palm Jaggery cake, it has two special ingredients are ripe palm fruit and sugar palm. Thanks to the two materials which make cake with yellow color with the sweet fragrance of attraction. On the streets of Siem Reap, guests will easily catch this popular dish.

Jaggery cake with yellow color

Jaggery cake with yellow color

5. Chili fried crickets
Insects are dishes that may leave deep impressions and also the most difficult to try for most of the international tourists when visit Cambodia. The insects from ants, spiders, crickets, scorpions … all kind of became the inspiration of the dish full of nutrients here. Among them, the most impressive dish not to mention delicious chilli fried crickets. This dish first, might make people feel afraid to eat, but when you try you will find it has a special taste: fatty flavor, aroma, and dust on the back of your tongue.

Fried chili crickets - not many tourists have the courage to try.

Fried chili crickets – not many tourists have the courage to try.

6. Steam Rice in a Bamboo Tubes
Steam Rice in a bamboo stick is a rice dish cooked in special bonuses for special occasions like festivals, parties of Cambodia. Process this rice dishes delicately and meticulously, who will select the type of glutinous rice cooked extremely delicious, put fresh bamboo tubes (cork trees are not too old, not too young), then grilled on the bright pink stove until fragrant smell is ripe and can be enjoyed immediately.

Steam rice in bamboo tube - delicious rice dish

Steam rice in bamboo tube - delicious rice dish

7. Green papaya salad – Tomyam
Cambodian cuisine has many similarities with Thailand and Laos, especially the life and salad dishes. Among them have been the most prominent Tomyam dish, a salad attractive includes: dried shrimp, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, garlic, peppers, but the main ingredient is the papaya.

Green papaya salad - Tomyam

Green papaya salad – Tomyam

8. Khmer Noodle
Khmer Noodle derived from Chinese, but by the united processing, material is dried noodles, meat broth is chopped, cooked with pig hearts. Then blanch noodle with water and then used for secondary raw materials at such prices, shallot, minced pork and pig hearts into. This is considered a food that tourists can not miss Siem Reap.

A Bowl of Khmer  Noodle. 

A Bowl of Khmer Noodle.

9. The Grill Dishes
Cambodian cuisine is very diverse processing but baking is still the dominant source of inspiration for the dish. You will easily catch the barbecue everywhere, from sidewalk cafes, to the luxurious restaurant in Siem Reap. The barbecue here is extremely diversified, from the delicious seafood dishes full of nutrients to the forest laced meat full of spices extremely attractive. Especially “Giant Water Bug” grill is a dish you should try to come to this country.

You will easily catch the barbecue everywhere, from sidewalk cafes, to the luxurious restaurant in Siem Reap.

You will easily catch the barbecue everywhere, from sidewalk cafes, to the luxurious restaurant in Siem Reap.

10. Palm Leaf Jelly
Cambodia is very sweet jelly; there are many different types of jellies that Cambodians under the local processing brings a strange taste. Especially with Palm sugar jelly – a major raw material taken from the left palm. With a greasy taste of coconut palm fruit with crisp guests will remember forever.

Palm Leaf Jelly

Palm Leaf Jelly

 

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