The 'best' Cambodian Street food

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The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by whiteribbon » Fri May 24, 2019 8:24 pm

An article by someone who has probably been here foR a week or 2.
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Re: The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by xandreu » Fri May 24, 2019 9:25 pm

The best Cambodian street food is the sort that remains unsold. Unsold to me at least.
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Post by Phnom Poon » Fri May 24, 2019 10:07 pm

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Re: The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by John Bingham » Sat May 25, 2019 3:14 am

You really need to know where you are going to buy any street food here. They have a picture of a Num Pang, and the average one of them you get around town is terrible.


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What's up with those steamed buns as well, is that normal to split them open like that? 8-)
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Re: The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by frank lee bent » Sat May 25, 2019 5:07 am

My gf always jokes those steamed buns use rat meat but she is not joking. She is quite partial to rat in the countryside.
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Re: The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by xandreu » Sat May 25, 2019 5:44 am

I'd say that on average, as a rough guess, going on statistics alone that I've received from Khmer people in particular, coupled with taking into account those in the know, who's advice I truly appreciate, 100% of them tell me to just stay away from street food.

I can safely say that my bowel movements have largely remained unchanged since following this advice.
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Re: The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sat May 25, 2019 6:42 am

Fried bananas.
Early morning only - fresh cooked, fresh oil.

First buy one each, Cornetto classic chocolate, Cornetto classic vanilla.
Then 6 - 8 fried bananas
Race home - the bananas must be still warm, fresh and crunchy.

Tear each cornetto in three pieces, drop onto bananas
Fleck liberally with fresh ground Kampot black pepper
Throw on a few tiny rough clusters of Kep salt
Grin while eating.

Not sure this is purist street food, but it sure makes a great breakfast before a big day out in the heat.
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Re: The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by Cinnamoncat » Sat May 25, 2019 7:49 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 5:07 am
My gf always jokes those steamed buns use rat meat but she is not joking. She is quite partial to rat in the countryside.
I always thought those steamed buns smelled kind of like urine once you got inside them a ways. Also, the deep-fried churros-like pastries often smelled like ammonia too. They're only good when they're fresh and hot. One day old, and they're soggy and disgusting.

Fried bananas are only good fresh too! as mentioned.

We always liked the steamed rice tubes stuffed with pork fat. Mmmmm! Happy Khmer NY food......

The steamed rice tubes are amazing sliced and then fried. Guilty pleasures.

Curry noodles in the morning, fresh squeezed orange juice.....chicken rice....pork rice...pickled anything on the side. Great big yes.

Rich chicken stew with Star Anise and oil, with big chunks of baquette to sop it up with....
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Re: The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by Ricky Dunn » Sat May 25, 2019 8:32 am

Don't risk it. Eat nothing from Aeon Mall unless you quick boil it in a pot or microwave the shit out of it. Boil all your cut fruit and veggies, when you quick boil tomatoes, 5 seconds or so, you kill the fungus spores too, so they last forever in your refrigerator. If you have a serviced apartment, make sure the cleaning ladies wear surgical masks and after they leave wipe everything they touched with a Clorox solution. And then spray for Mozzies, 17 species in PP! The beer is safe however.
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Re: The 'best' Cambodian Street food

Post by Arget » Sat May 25, 2019 8:37 am

If you are that paranoid why do you live here?
I don't eat street food but do buy a lot of products from the markets and cook. I do soak greens and was veggies before and after peeling and rarely get crook in the guts. That is probably just my curry.
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