Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of pp

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:57 pm

ronadurante wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
ronadurante wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:23 pm
City is a dump, I'm at the hometown hotel. I'm on a bus tomorrow, what a waste of a trip.
Any western food in this area?
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by finbar » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:00 pm

And it's not like khmer food is for many a challenge like perhaps thai food
That's completely the wrong way around.
Some Thai food is very spicy but in general it's delicious to westerners.
Apart from amok and a few others, Khmer food takes some getting used to.
Some dishes, and most street food, is, completely unpalatable.
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:07 pm

finbar wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:00 pm
And it's not like khmer food is for many a challenge like perhaps thai food
That's completely the wrong way around.
Some Thai food is very spicy but in general it's delicious to westerners.
Apart from amok and a few others, Khmer food takes some getting used to.
Some dishes, and most street food, is, completely unpalatable.
and yeah theres the common Thai food, then theres Isaan food which its own thing, similar to Khmer food, i find to find Thai food is more aesthetically pleasing than the Khmer food you see at service stops etc
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by clutchcargo » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:39 pm

finbar wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:00 pm
And it's not like khmer food is for many a challenge like perhaps thai food
That's completely the wrong way around.
Some Thai food is very spicy but in general it's delicious to westerners.
Apart from amok and a few others, Khmer food takes some getting used to.
Some dishes, and most street food, is, completely unpalatable.
You've selectively edited my quote and thereby misrepresented what I said. Here it is again: 'And it's not like khmer food is for many a challenge like perhaps thai food which is generally pretty chilli hot for westerners.'

Note my bolding emphasis.

I standby what I said: many barangs are not used to the thai chilli hot dishes unless they've already been toned down for the farang taste. Not so much an issue with khmer food. Having said that, I do think thai offers more than khmer cuisine overall in terms of variety but that is off topic to my main point of westerners generally not open to asian food..

Dunno why you find khmer food so unpalatable coz I've found otherwise..
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by Duncan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:04 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:39 pm
finbar wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:00 pm
And it's not like khmer food is for many a challenge like perhaps thai food
That's completely the wrong way around.
Some Thai food is very spicy but in general it's delicious to westerners.
Apart from amok and a few others, Khmer food takes some getting used to.
Some dishes, and most street food, is, completely unpalatable.
You've selectively edited my quote and thereby misrepresented what I said. Here it is again: 'And it's not like khmer food is for many a challenge like perhaps thai food which is generally pretty chilli hot for westerners.'

Note my bolding emphasis.

I standby what I said: many barangs are not used to the thai chilli hot dishes unless they've already been toned down for the farang taste. Not so much an issue with khmer food. Having said that, I do think thai offers more than khmer cuisine overall in terms of variety but that is off topic to my main point of westerners generally not open to asian food..

Dunno why you find khmer food so unpalatable coz I've found otherwise..

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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by finbar » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 pm

I don't know what the beef is here.
I'm not misrepresenting anything, I just disagree that Thai food is generally too spicy for many westerners.
Khmer food on the other hand is often made with low quality ingredients, or strange body parts, poorly prepared (shards of bone in everything, chopped on the floor), and employs some quite unusual flavours (lots of bitter or fermented or 'off' notes). There's plenty of good stuff too of course when you go more upmarket.

I don't know anything about red-light hotels though.
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of pp

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:34 pm

ronadurante wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:23 pm
City is a dump, I'm at the hometown hotel. I'm on a bus tomorrow, what a waste of a trip.
Any western food in this area?
This says more about you than it says about Phnom Penh. What were you expecting? Thailand ?
This is a real question btw, not taking the piss. Obviously, you had some expectations when you decided to come to Cambodia, and it has turned out to be different from what you expected.
So, how, why, what ? :unknown:
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by finbar » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:03 pm

To be fair, if he alighted at hometown guesthouse, and he wasn't wearing a wifebeater...
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of pp

Post by Kuroneko » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:46 pm

ronadurante wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:23 pm
City is a dump, I'm at the hometown hotel. I'm on a bus tomorrow, what a waste of a trip.
Any western food in this area?
Plenty of great western food outlets in Phnom Penh
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by newkidontheblock » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:49 pm

fax wrote:Sun & Moon for ballers
How is Sun & Moon for ballers?

It isn’t $100 for a small room like Sokha nor is it backpacker central.

Trendy but functional room design. Clean, well maintained room, good breakfast buffet. No outward appearance of the tour bus hordes. Has an elevator.

I tend to spend $30-60 for a room a night. I like a nice clean room that I don’t have to walk a mile and multiple flights of stairs to get to, a comfy bed, and room service that promptly attends to details. I think it’s a good value for my money.
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