Eating out in Cambodia
Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:49 AM
Does anyone have any restaurant recommendations for Cambodia? We're going to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Kep.
Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:15 AM
The Blue Pumpkin makes quite decent coffee and baked goods (I really like the macaroons, the coconut things with two os, not the French meringues, unfortunately so did the monkeys just outside Angkor Thom...was nearly mobbed. Secondary learning, leave all foodstuffs in the car when approaching small mammals.)
We avoided any sort of 'fine dining' in Siem Reap, but since returning we've had friends who visited Meric and were very complementary of the food and service.
Dead Fish Tower seemed a tourist trap, and it was.
Our best meal came from a restaurant with no apparent name set up under a large tent at the base of the climb up to Kbal Spean.
Exploring Beng Mealea was the highlight of our time in Cambodia.
DeVoto, The Hour
Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:55 AM
Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:55 AM
Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:43 PM
I did not care for Blue Pumpkin. I had stale baked goods and freezer-burned ice cream there. But that may have been a one-off. Or maybe for Cambodia, it was good.
I actually didn't care much for the food in Cambodia at all. Generally I thought it was poorly prepared and not of very good quality. BUT, that being said, it is Cambodia which is very much a developing country in more ways than just the economy. They really haven't had the time to focus on and develop their food culture.
Even though I didn't really love the food, I would recommend Sala Bai because of what you'd be supporting. Pretty much everywhere else I ate was fine. Not great, and not anywhere I'd enthusiastically recommend, but it was fine.
And I'd drink as much young coconut water as I could. And other assorted fruit juices. And I'd have more fruit, too. And I'd buy more palm sugar and I'd finally get some cashews.