Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

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

Post by Hotdigr » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:20 pm

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Pickled Parrot. While I'm far from on expert on redlight districts, I always thought street 104 was one of them?
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by John Bingham » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:47 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:45 pm
It continues to amaze me that many (most?) barangs come here (tourists and expats alike) and can't seem to get out of their home food.

I've always thought that one of the key attractions of visiting/living in an exotic asian country is to enjoy the local cuisine.. And it's not like khmer food is for many a challenge like perhaps thai food which is generally pretty chilli hot for westerners. Even at a fundamental level many expats I know seem to be averse to even eating rice as a starter...only bread/pasta/potatoes good for them..very limiting.

Go to places like Larrys, Lonestar, Garage bar, Brooklyn pizza, Cadillac (albeit managed by Irishman), Rising Sun et al and many american with brits and aussies thrown in. Go to french restaurants and its the same..mainly frogs. Chinese the same. A lot of brits go indian but that colonial hangover..

Why are ppl so stuck and not flexible? I just think they are missing out on a lot imo. I'm not advocating fully converting to asian/khmer food but personally the attraction for me here is the multitude of cuisines and I like to mix it up.

Anyway that's my rant for the day..
It's just down to preferences. For all you know that person you see eating foreign style food might have been eating Khmer food every day for the last month. I often eat local food at lunch or when meeting/ visiting people, and at various periods I've eaten little else for months at a time. Other times I don't eat it much at all. Phnom Penh has a good range of different food and I usually go for Indian/ Middle Eastern/ UK/ American/ Mexican food if I want to eat out or get a takeaway, the local food just doesn't do it for me a lot of the time. I nearly went crazy when I was in the countryside for about 5 days earlier this year. Every restaurant in the boonies seems to have the same boring food. Morning glory and duck knuckles, burnt bony chicken, steamed rice, baked fish, gnarly meatball soup. :x
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by ronadurante » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:00 pm

PP definitely grew on me once I met a few expats, and I found a better hotel. I'm staying a few more days
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Post by bittermelon » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:46 am

finbar wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 pm

" (lots of bitter or fermented or 'off' notes). "
I've wondered about this before, eating fried rice or something cheap at one of the tourist-oriented places in Siem reap and it's o.k- but for this hint of "lingering aroma of rubbish pile", for a longtime i thought it was just something old had been put in the food but started to wonder if it was supposed to taste that way.
On the Thai vs Khmer food thing i find that in Thailand its hard to find bad local food whereas in Cambodia its hard to find good food. Great when you find it but generally rough. And in Thailand I never feel as though I am playing Russian roulette with food poisoning the way I do in Cambodia.
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Re: Hotels in the redlight districts of pp

Post by LOVE ASIA » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:15 am

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 SaigonBilly » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:10 pm

This is my second day here and from what I see the girls here are SEXY. Tried to look for the famed 'happy' pizza, had one last night for dinner and one this morning for breakfast, but 'no happy' just pizza. Lol :popcorn: .
Anyway it's heaven.

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