4 must-try street dishes in Siem Reap

Travelling to Siem Reap, you will be deeply attracted by not only well-known Angkor temples but also by unique dishes. Lucky for me to have had a chance to enjoy almost every popular dish in the city and from my own point of view, the following dishes are most outstanding and you should make sure that they will not be ignored in your Siem Reap trip

1.     Stir-fried ants with beef

Insects are main ingredients of many specialties in Cambodia, so popular that you can find all types of insects on the menu of every restaurant in this country. One of the most attractive dishes you should try is Stir-fried ants with beef and holy basil. Ants with different sizes are fried together with ginger, lemon grass, shallots and thinly sliced beef. This dish has a very unique flavor thanks to the special sour taste secreted by ants deeply absorbed into beef. Stir-fried ants with beef is often served with rice. Cambodia and Indochina holidays

Stir-fried ants with beef
Stir-fried ants with beef

2.     Papaya salad

Cambodian cuisine has some similarities with Thai and Laos food, especially salad dishes. Among various kinds of salads, papaya salad is the most outstanding, a very attractive salad which is a harmony combination of dried shrimp, tomato, cowpea, cucumber, garlic and chili and of course the main ingredient is papaya. Enjoy a plate of papaya salad while drinking Angkor beer in Siem Reap is absolutely a great experience in Cambodia. Tours in Cambodia

Papaya salad
Papaya salad

3.     Deep fried crickets seasoned with chili

Rickets after being seasoned with chili will be fried til they turn yellow and crispy, very eye-catching. I found that this dish is not only tasty but also very nutritious. At the very first time, it was a little scary but as you put it into your mouth, quickly you will feel fatty flavor and aroma on your tongue

Deep fried crickets seasoned with chili
Deep fried crickets seasoned with chili

4.     Jaggery sweet soup

The main ingredients of Cambodian jaggery sweet soup are coconut milk and palm fruits. I have already fell in love with the taste of coconut combined with crispy palm fruits as I had a chance to enjoy this unique sweet soup on a street dishes in Siem Reap

Jaggery sweet soup sold on the street of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Jaggery sweet soup sold on the street of Siem Reap, Cambodia

If you are in Siem Reap, Cambodia or planning to visit this interesting city, you really should put these names on your must-try list

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