Living well, cheap

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Living well, cheap

Post by vladimir » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:16 pm

I thought a thread on eating well for little could benefit some posters

I hope it's not too offensive for the wannabe schmucksters desperately trying to prove they earn more money than the next guy

There are still places selling pork and rice plus iced coffee for $1, usually in Sen Sok and outer/poorer areas, like the meal, you need to find a place with great food and coffee.

In addition, you can buy smart.

Buy from markets, or send your Khmer friend/partner there alone. A white skin/obvious barang means a higher price

I buy sourdough bread from Superduper, 1 Kg flying saucer for $2.90, and the great thing about sourdough bread is it keeps for ages, no wastage due to mould etc. It's also way tastier and healthier, and makes deadly toast.

One & One on 271 sell 1.8 Kg blocks of standard grade Australian cheese (cheddar or cream cheese) for around $20, I buy one and split it with a friend, no way I can eat that much cheese

Cheapest wines? Angkor Minimart near Russian Market, Supercheap on 310, or contact James Dumar on facebook

Superstore near Limkokwing Uni sell great pies for around $0.75, and they have the lowest price in town for tinned Portugese sardines in olive oil, around $1.85

Hope this helps someone, please feel free to add/correct products/prices/outlets

The ultimate would be a plan of the city with restaurant/markets etc.
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by Username Taken » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:35 pm

I think this is a great idea for a thread, vlad. Yet, I'm sure there may be the usual naysayers.
Looking forward to juan potatoes input.

Might add something later. :)
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by Duncan » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:36 pm

I always thought a cheap way to eat was to have lots of friends , even enemys will do sometimes, just turn up to visit them around dinner time.
Hey, that smells good, I haven't eaten that stuff for a long time.
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by Kampong Spooner » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:40 pm

The pies in superstore are cheap, but shit. The japanese bakery inside the entrance is great for bread and stuff. Doesnt pork and rice cost the same in most places? I must admit i never ate in in the central areas because i always lived outside, and trips into the main area were brekfast treat times.

Everything else seems reasonable. How much should a pineapple cost etc?
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by Duncan » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:49 pm

Username Taken wrote:I think this is a great idea for a thread, vlad. Yet, I'm sure there may be the usual naysayers.
Looking forward to juan potatoes input.

Might add something later. :)
I hope your going to add something more than just salt and pepper.,,, maybe butter on those juan potatoes.
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:50 pm

Kampong Spooner wrote:
Everything else seems reasonable. How much should a pineapple cost etc?
Doesn't this depend on the size and the quality of the pineapple ? And also, the time of the year, where it comes from etc?
I wouldn't compare a little cheap shitty and acidic pineapple with a fresh juicy pineapple that makes you smile because it's so good. :D
A good pineapple is worth that extra 1000r IMO.
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:38 pm

i love pork and rice :P

Titanic restaurant in SHV do a great portion of Chicken cordon bleu in a great sauce with chips/potato/mash + Salad for $3.50

Snooky bar in SHV have daily specials where you get the selected main coarse + a beer for $3 monday - friday
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by frank lee bent » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:55 pm

Thanks for the plug Vlad.
YES, I will out myself with my real name James Dumar.
I am working on a new business project, an online supermarket http://www.khmertogo.com
it is by no means complete, but please do have a look and i would welcome your criticism/
Many of the prices published are just placeholders, but if you have an interest, please contact me for a quote.
There will be around 1000 items listed by this time next month,and it is free delivery for a $35 order.
We have a very acceptable red or white table wine from Spain at $6/ bottle by the dozen as a pre opening special.

Mention CEO when you register and I will be happy to include something extra free of charge on your first order.
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by Jerry Atrick » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:58 pm

Contact LSH to get sent their monthly price list. Get a few heads together and make bulk orders at wholesale prices. Divide amongst yourselves.

Cheddar $9 a block, lots of stuff 30% cheaper than shops, groceries, dough mix, chilled and frozen goods etc.

Free delivery on orders over $25.
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Re: Living well, cheap

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:11 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:i love pork and rice :P

Titanic restaurant in SHV do a great portion of Chicken cordon bleu in a great sauce with chips/potato/mash + Salad for $3.50

Snooky bar in SHV have daily specials where you get the selected main coarse + a beer for $3 monday - friday
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Titanic is my regular restaurant in SV. Food is cheap and good - lovely family run the place. They also serve very good fresh shrimps. Did you try their shrimp fried rice served in half a pineapple ? Wicked. And they do good breakfasts at any time.
Snooky offer beer or a glass of wine with their evening specials for $3, so good value place also.

Otherwise, in PP my go-to place for cigs and booze is Lucky Drink.
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