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Restaurants in Cambodia

Restaurants in Cambodia typically serve cheap but hearty food. Like nearby Laos and Thailand, rice and noodles are the base carbohydrates in most dishes. A visit to Cambodia is not complete without sampling at least a few of the local dishes, which can be found at most Cambodian restaurants, and include amok (chicken, fish or shrimp simmered in a coconut curry base), k’tieu (pork, beef or seafood noodle soup, typically served at breakfast) and lok lak (stir-fried chopped beef).

Visitors looking for high-quality local cuisine in Phnom Penh should dine at Romdeng. Considered to be one of the best restaurants in Cambodia Romdeng is known for local specialties such as amok and tiger-prawn curry. It also offers a number of more adventurous dishes, including deep-fried tarantulas and stir-fried beef mixed with ants.

While it’s possible to find vegetarian options at most Cambodian restaurants, K’nyay, located in Phnom Penh, serves exclusively vegetarian and vegan dishes. Don’t leave without sampling the pumpkin or banana pudding. Truly delicious!

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