Rules of Engorgement: Cambodian Breakfast

Food at Angkor Wat

Eating in Cambodia

Com Tam (rice with fried pork and pickles), Khmer Noodles

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia, at Angkor Wat eating with the Tuk Tuk drivers

Cost: 4000 KHR Cambodian Riel each dish ($0.95 USD)

Khmer Noodles

Rice noodles

The tourist catered cuisine in Siem Reap near Angkor Wat, doesn’t always appeal by both taste and budget to a voracious food connoisseur.  Fortunately, the local tuk tuk drivers who constantly transport tourists from temple to temple need to eat too.  The driver’s laughed as they hinted that we would unquestionably get sick if we partook.

Khmer Rice and Pork

Pork over rice

Our general instincts and African experienced stomachs overruled the driver comments and soon our palettes were filled with a grilled pork cutlet over rice, and rice noodles suffocating in a delightful chili paste.

The salty pork cutlet was expertly complimented by a cabbage and cucumber sour pickle and a sweet chili sauce.

The noodles were equally pleasing and covered in an herbaceous chili sauce with the same accompanying pickle.  Our stomachs held up and the dishes were a smashing delight!!!

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  1. says

    Great photos, Mark! The food looks super yummy! Street food is always the most vibrant in ‘developing’ countries! Cambodian food looks spicy — the way I like it~

  2. Hector Gull says

    breakfast foods should always be high in protein and also in carbohydrates, we need food energy during the early morning “*-

  3. says

    Nice write up, Mark! Pork and rice is my favourite breakfast – carbs, protein, veggies … not too heavy on the stomach and great with an iced coffee. And there’s something wonderful about eating it from a stall on the street with locals – definitely a quick route out of the tourist bubble.


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