Phnom Penh’s Best Breakfast Comes From Stall Next to Sewer

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Phnom Penh’s Best Breakfast Comes From Stall Next to Sewer

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Even in the early morning, the air in Phnom Penh is thick and hot. As the low-angled sun casts a merciless glare on the low-rise city, rush hour is beginning. Motorbikes stampede down pot-holed streets alongside elephantine four-wheel drives and the occasional roaring Humvee. Roadsides teem with vendors poking at portable charcoal burners, stirring steaming vats of soup, and tossing vegetables in frying pans.

A favourite here is Cambodian rice porridge. Known locally as babaw, it’s a tasty, meaty soup made from rice and water. Cambodians eat it at any time of day but usually for breakfast. Every morning fires are lit everywhere from restaurants to ramshackle roadside eateries to heat large vats of babaw to fuel the capital’s workers.

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Shit Street is nasty. The article is a nice fluff piece and all, but I'm sure you can great porridge anywhere without having to endure the awful stench of open sewage.
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Just the idea that people actually eat next to that open sewer gives me the shits.
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MekongMouse wrote:Shit Street is nasty. The article is a nice fluff piece and all, but I'm sure you can great porridge anywhere without having to endure the awful stench of open sewage.
Agreed. That's fucking ridiculous to think that's the best. I can't even drive down shit street, much less eat porrage anywhere near it.
KickingWithRedLabel wrote:Just the idea that people actually eat next to that open sewer gives me the shits.
You're lucky. Gives me the squirts.
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I hate driving near to that place. It is tooooooo smelly.
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It's best because you can't find it in US or in super market. :p
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You can find babaw in the US. I eat Cambodian food several times a week and the place I go even has giant uncomfortable wooden chairs and karaoke and that shirtless comedian with a mustache on TV. And best of all, no sewage smell.
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It's only just occurred to me why Bawbaw Fett's username is so clever... doh. I always thought the dish was pronounced bpo-bpo.
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Best porridge is on St (132 and 456?close) in Toul Tom Pong.
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I have decided to change the Lone Star chili cookoff.............to the Lone Star rice porridge cook off. We will settle this once and for all.
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