What to eat in Siem Reap?
Most of tourists travel to Siem Reap is to visit Angkor Wat- the symbol of Cambodia. Besides visiting famous Angkor Wat, tourists, especially adventurous travelers will certainly not miss the chance of tasting unique cuisines
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Beef fried with ants
Cuisines that are processed from insects may make you surprised but these cuisines are popular in Cambodia. You can find out the names of cuisines processed from insects in any restaurant in Cambodia in general and in Siem Reap in particular. One of the most attractive cuisines from insects in Siem Reap is fried beef with ants and basil. Big ants, small ants, fat ants and thin ants are fried with sliced ginger, lemongrass, shallots and sliced beef. The sour from ants brings a special taste to this dish. This dish is served with white rice. It looks quite strange but attractive. Don’t forget to try this dish when you travel to Siem Reap.
Fried crickets with chili
Cuisines processed from insects in Cambodia always make tourists impressed. Ants, spiders, crickets, scorpions and many other insects become inspiration for nutritious foods in Cambodia. Crickets are fried with chili is regarded as the most impressive cuisine in Cambodia. You will feel scared when you eat this dish the first time, however, you will feel the fatty, fragrant and fleshy flavor of this dish on the back of your tongue. I bet that many of you will be attractive by this cuisine when tasting it in any restaurant in Siem Reap.
Not only in Siem Reap but also in other places in Cambodia, sellers will offer you and ask you to try eating fried spider cuisine as many other cuisines that are processed from insects. Many tourists are creepy; however, many other tourists are excited to try tasting this weird dish. You should try eating some fried spiders before giving decision to buy this dish with large quantity. You should ensure that you are brave enough before tasting fried black spider dish when travelling to Siem Reap. Cambodia travel packages
Do you have the feeling that or Cambodia is the heaven of cuisines from insects? For tourists who can try tasting weird dishes from insects, they will love the taste of these cuisines; how about tourists who are scared of insects? Are you considering that if there is anything else to eat except cuisines from insects in Siem Reap? The answer is yes. We will continue look for other interesting dishes to eat in Siem Reap right now.
Grilled cuisines are diverse in Cambodia. You can easily order for yourself grilled cuisines on the streets or luxury restaurants in Siem Reap. There have grilled sea food, grilled bush meat. Especially, you need to try tasting grilled belostomatid dish when travelling top Siem Reap. Grilled belostomatid is extremely famous in Siem Reap. In Vietnam, people grill belostomatid, cut it into small pieces, mix with fish sauce and some other spices, this dish is served with Banh Cuon in Vietnam. It is so delicious with a special taste that I can’t describe in word. You should taste dishes processed from belostomatid to know how it was.
And if you are curious of grilled belostomatid dish, I will show you the image hereinafter. It is also a dish that is processed from a kind of insects but its taste attracts us. It is a specialty of Siem Reap. It looks quite strange but it is rich of nutritive for eaters.
Baked bamboo rice
If you have traveled to Vietnam especially in remote areas, you certainly fell unfamiliar with bakes bamboo rice. It is cook by putting some good sticky rice and a little fresh coconut juice into fresh bamboo tubes, put some salt; don’t forget to cover 2 heads of bamboo tubes by pieces of banana leaf and then these bamboo tubes will be grilled over wooden oven or grilled by straw. You just need to need until you smell the odor of smoke, that means baked bamboo rice is cook perfectly and you can enjoy this dish.
You can be served baked bamboo rice dish with grilled meat. It is so delicious. Don’t for get to visit a restaurant and enjoy this dish with your friends and family when travelling to this place.
Salad cuisinesis quite popular; however, when visiting Siem Reap and you would like to eat salad, don’t forget to order Tomyam- an attractive salad includes dried shrimp or steamed meat, tomato slices, cucumber, garlic, chili… and the most important material is papaya slices. It is suitable with everyone; it is not fat so you don’t need to worry about weight gain.
Nom Banh Chok noodles, Amok, Phnom Penh clear rice noodle soup
Travelling to Camboida, we can’t miss the chance of tasting Nom Banh Chock, Amok and Phnom Penh clear rice noodle soup in restaurants or streets food stores. It is so easy to meet street vendors who sell Nom Banh Chok, Amok or Nam Vang noodle on every street in here. You won’t forget the taste of these dishes because it is so great. Many tourists are interested with these Cambodia’s traditional cuisines. You should try tasting.
I have just given you some special cuisines to eat in when you travel to Siem Reap. I also would like to suggest you some address in Siem Reap where have many good restaurants and you can enjoy special cuisines of Cambodia with suitable prices and good services.
– New Delhi Indian Restaurant with the price about 4USD to up per dish. It is in House No.070 Mondol 1, Svaydangkum Communce in Siem Reap.
– Khmer House Restaurant: It is between Old Market and Pud Street in Siem Reap with the price from 3USD to up per dish.
– Bopha Angkor Restaurant and Terrace: It is in No.0512 Achrsvar Street in Siem Reap with the price from 4USD to up for each dish.
– Soup Dragon Restaurant: Its address is No.369 on Street 8 in Siem Reap
– Marum Restaurant: It is one of the most famous restaurants in Siem Reap. It is next to Wat Polanka pagoda. It has a large garden with a beautiful view inside. Its exactly address is No.8A, B Slokram in Siem Reap.
There also have many beautiful and ideal restaurants in Siem Reap for you to taste Cambodia and other unique cuisines. If you travel to Siem Reap, don’t forget to enjoy unique cuisines there and share your experiences to your friends.
Every trip brings us surprising things. Travelling to here eating special cuisines and enjoying peaceful atmosphere there are great experiences to you.
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