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Explore the Hidden Eateries in Siem Reap

Talking about Siem Reap, of course, people would mention temples, arts, and nightlife at Pub Street. In fact, Siem Reap has more to offer especially the local food that make it unique to visitors. By this December 8th, there will be a big event to be held in Siem Reap - the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon. From now until the event is a good opportunity for people to explore where those eateries are.

Manulife and Kampucheers teams would love to introduce 3 unique eateries in Siem Reap:

1/ Thomacheat Srah Srong

Located in the Angkor archeological park in front of Banteay Kdei and along Srah Srong, there is a restaurant called “Thomacheat Srah Srong” serving Khmer cuisine with the vibe of Khmer family dining. Surrounding environment with trees, blowing fresh air and a big pond make customers feel relax and calm after a long day of temple visits. The signature dish is grilled chicken served with red rice packed with lotus leaf make its taste special and unique. 

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2/ Sangvak on 60m Road

By late afternoon sometimes around 4 o’clock, if you visit the 60m road where it is not that far from town (about 10-12 minutes ride), you will see a pop-up market along the road after the Apsara roundabout. Pop-up stores are well known for its affordable clothes and accessories. But not only clothing stores, you can also find a place to eat there. Food over there is somehow a kind of fast street food or you can consider as snack such as Nom Krouk, Banh Xiew, boiled duck egg but food that makes this place special is Sangvak (originally from Battambang). Sangvak is the combination of grilled fish meatball wrapped with banana leaf, Khmer Noodle, mixed veggie, served with local sauce recipe. If you want to experience its best taste, you can put some chilli in the sauce.

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3/ Leas Ei Tum (Aunt Tum’s river clams)

The name of the store “Leas Ei Tum” would already get the attention. Actually, the owner of this eatery named the place after her name “Tum” and it is a place serving family recipe of cooked clams & snails in Siem Reap. It’s located behind Angkor High School in a front yard of an old Khmer style house, opening from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. If you like the sweet-sour taste, pretty sure “Leas Ei Tum” is the right place to find in Siem Reap or you can also find its newest store in Phnom Penh.


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By the time you come to Siem Reap, do not forget to try all these 3 recommended eateries and help promote the tourism of Cambodia.

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