What We Ate in Cambodia

Cambodian food isn’t nearly as widely known as Thai food, but it is still one of the world’s most balanced cuisines. It’s simple but customizable. Rice is the staple — in fact, in Khmer there are over 100 words and phrases for rice.

For more information on Cambodian cooking, pickup this book: Cambodian Cooking: A humanitarian project in collaboration with Act for Cambodia. It’s written by Joannes Riviere, a French chef who has one of the best restaurants in Siem Reap, Cuisine Wat Damnak.

Loklak in Cambodia
One of Cambodia's most famous dishes, Lok Lak.

Cambodia food
Pork fried with ginger.
Cambodia food curry
The Vegetable Curry that may, or may not, have made Sara very ill.
Cambodia food
Indonesia style chicken in Cambodia.
spiders as food in Cambodia
The town of Skuon, Cambodia has a specialty, giant fried spiders! We watched a couple sitting on the bus in front of us dig into these. They sucked the meat out of the legs and saved the abdomen for last. It was disgusting!
Sihanoukville, Cambodia grilled baracuda
Grilled barracuda with potato, salad, and garlic bread for only $3. Can life get any better?
Cambodia food, fresh water fish
Grilled fresh water fish in Battambang.
Battambang, Cambodia food
Double deep fried noodles with pork.
Grilled tuna Sihanoukville cambodia
Fresh grilled tuna anyone?