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)
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.
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!!!