So, I have just been looking back at my photos from Cambodia, and more specifically at some of the Cambodian food I ate. Following on from the blog post I did on the Vietnamese food I most enjoyed during my travels, I wanted to do a similar post for the Cambodian cuisine. As I have already mentioned however, I didn’t find Cambodian food to be all that impressive and thus couldn’t find enough material to fill a blog post.
Thinking back, perhaps it was my own fault. I could maybe have tried harder to find more local restaurants and ones that were located further away from the tourist hotspots. Looking back at my photos, it seems to me that a lot of what I ate were similar and not all that memorable. The taste wasn’t all bad – I enjoy spices and chilli and the food I ate had those in abundance, but as you’ll probably notice in my photos below, the dishes were nothing special. In my defence, I did tend to ask for recommendations from the waiters/waitresses whenever I was in a restaurant, but they may just have given me the safe “tourist option”.
My only piece of food advice for Cambodia is this: if you’re heading there, be sure to try the fish amok (widely accepted to be the national dish) and green pepper crab in Kep!