Popular throughout the South East Asia, food carts with a wide range of special authentic dishes are must-experience things on your Indochina tours. Phnom Penh – capital city of Cambodia also has many highlight street foods. Today we will make a list of highlight street foods in Phnom Penh together.
Num Pang bread in Phnom Penh
Like Vietnam, Cambodia is also influenced by French Cuisines, bread is one of the most popular and typical food of Cambodia. Num Pang is a famous street food in Phnom Penh. When you see bread with butter, pate, sauce, chili, salad, some pieces of carrot or papaya with meat and aromatic herbs inside, it is Num Pang. You can eat Num Pang when moving or sitting in front of an eating table for breakfast. Travelers can see Num Pang in any street. Kandal market on the road No.5 is an ideal address for you to taste Num Pang.
Nom Banh Chok noodle
It is “national food” of Cambodian people. Nom Banh Chok noodle is eaten by residents in Cambodia every morning. Nom Banh Chok is made from special fermented rice, and then soused with fish-curry-sauce. You will smell aroma of lemongrass, lemon leaves and turmeric mixed into fish-curry-sauce. On streets in Phnom Penh, you can meet hawkers who sell Num Banh Chok noodles with a big pot of fragrant curry sauce and fresh veggies that are used for eating with noodles. Don’t forget to try eating a bowl of these special noodles with a small basket of cucumber slices, bean sprouts and chili sauce. You should come to Russian market on the road No. 440 to get the best bowl of Nom Banh Chok noodle.
Bai Sach Chrouk
In fact, Bai Sach Choruk includes white rice and pork. You can order this dish for your breakfast. This dish is easy to cook but it is regarded as the most delicious dish in Phnom Penh as Cambodia. Pork is cut into thin slices and people make grilled pork by putting pork slices on ember in order to keep delicious flavor of pork. Sometimes, pork slices can be marinated with pineapple juice or finely chopped garlic. You will never find 2 plates of Bai Sach Choruk with the same way of processing. Each plate of Bai Sach Choruk includes grilled pork, white rice, fresh cucumber slices that are pickled into Daikon radish with some ginger slices. Moreover, you will be given a bowl of chicken soup with green onion slices and fried onion inside.
Num Plae Ai
Num Plae Ai is made from finely milled rice flour, molded into a round shape with sugar inside and then it is parboiled. Cooked rice cakes are dipped into a bowl of caramel and then this cake will be decorated by some yarn of fresh coconut above. You should spend time to taste Num Plae Ai slowly. You can have good Num Plae Ai on the road named 258 and Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh.
Mi Char fried noodle
It is familiar to students in Cambodia after stress lessons at school. Mi Char can make grumpy customers satisfied. Noodles are put in the pan and fried with beef. Fried eggs and aromatic veggies like cilantro, mint leaves, marjoram, lettuce and some other kinds of vegetable are displayed on the plate. You can add a bit chili sauce into Mi char fried noodle so that this dish will be more delicious. Center market on the road 53 in Phnom Penh is a good place to taste Mi Char.
Phnom Penh clear rice noodle soup
Phnom Penh clear rice noodle soup is a highlight food regarded as a perfect breakfast in Cambodia. Noodles are made from white rice. Noodles, beef or pork broth, onion slices, bean sprouts, chives, fresh shrimp are mixed with chili sauce making a perfect taste for this noodle soup. Phnom Penh clear rice noodle soup is a special food that no one can ignore during Cambodia tours. You can go along Pencil road on Sisowath Quay road to get one of the best street foods in Phnom Penh.
Lemongrass steamed oysters Ngeav Chamboy
On mobile stalls of hawkers on streets in Phnom Penh, there are many pots of oysters steamed with chili, lemon leaves and lime leaves. This smell attracts us in night. Don’t miss the chance of trying lemongrass steamed oysters Ngeav Chamboy in Phnom Penh and drinking cold beer to enjoy this specialty food in this tropical city. The road No.13 is full of Lemongrass steamed oysters Ngeav Chamboy.
Num Sang Khya l‘peou (pumpkin stuffed eggs yolks)
This is a strange dish to tourists. It is delicious and nutritious. Chef will get rid of pumpkin’s seeds and then pumpkin is stuffed with mixture of coconut fruit, sugar and egg yolks. After that pumpkin will be steamed. Waiting until finishing cooking pumpkin, we can taste this highlight food then. I’m sure that you will be persuaded by this dish because it is not only eye-catching but also tasty. Orussei market on the road No.182 in Phnom Penh is the heaven of Num Sang Khya l‘peou (pumpkin stuffed egg yolks).
You can easily find out a coconut for yourself in Phnom Penh. Coconut juice is good for your health. Moreover, coconut juice is also main cooking material for foods in Cambodia. You can go to Sihanouk Boulevard and the road No. 51 to drink coconut juice. Cruises from Saigon to Phnom Penh
Like Vietnam, Cambodia is also a tropical country so there are many kinds of fruits in this country are waiting for you to taste. Fresh fruits in Phnom Penh are diversity. Vietnam has papayas, pineapples, guavas, watermelons, mangoes, dragon fruits and many other fruits. So Cambodia does. You will have chance to taste many kinds of fruits in heaven fruits like Cambodia. So it is easy for you to see fresh fruits displayed along the roads in Phnom Penh. Highlight address of fresh fruits is on the road No.258 and Sisowath Quay road.
In general, Cambodian people have snacking habits so Phnom Penh has so many highlight street foods that attract travelers in all over the world. Are you making plan for Cambodia travel packages? Don’t forget to spend time tasting all highlight street foods in Phnom Penh.
Suggested Phnom Penh tours
- Cambodia Discovery 8 days
- Full Day Angkor Wat – Siem Reap Private Tour
- Phnom Penh City Highlights Tour