Phnom Penh is a great city to explore for its temples (wats), its historic district, its remaining beautiful vestiges, its markets and its new trendy neighbourhoods. But let us remind you that another essential part of visiting the Cambodian capital is to try its delicious local street food!
Colorful and tasty, Khmer street food is a great experience for the eyes and for the palate. Each vendor is usually specialized in some certain type of dish.
Most of the dishes can be eaten at any time of the day. Some like the « Nohm Ornsorm Chhruk » (or Steamed Pork Sticky rice) is very popular on special occasions such as traditional ceremonies, weddings or for the Khmer New Year. The Hollow donut (« Nohm Paoung ») is usually eaten for breakfast or as a snack in the afternoon .
Best thing to do for visitors is to wander along the streets in Phnom Penh, especially around the markets and to stop and try some street food whenever the color or the smell attracts you. You will not regret the experience!
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