Our next stop during our vacation was Cambodia where we stayed at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap for a short duration. The hot and sticky weather kept us mostly indoor and away from the street food, but we managed to try several places including a delicious hearty dinner cooked by locals and served in their home.
Friends (House 215 Street 13, Phnom Penh): Our local guide took the group here for dinner and we could see why! One of the busier restaurants in Phnom Penh, the concept behind this restaurant involves building the future of former street children and young people by training them in the hospitality business. Owned by the TREE (Training Restaurants for Employment and Entrepreneurship) alliance, all the profits goes back to the their training and education. Such a great way to improve the community! I decided to try their stir fry beef with red tree ants which has a light vinegar taste with a unique crunch. Definitely worth a try!
AnnAdyA Restaurant and Bar (Soksan Street, Siem Reap): Looking for an inexpensive restaurant that can fit a big group in Siem Reap? Then you must make your way to AnnAdyA where the food is delicious, the dining area is spacious and the service is friendly and efficient. This inexpensive set menu includes deep fried pork and shrimp dumpling with lotus root salad, vege soup, stir fried eggplant, Cambodian chicken curry, fish amok, steamed rice and a mango sticky rice for dessert.
We really enjoyed the food that Cambodia had to offer, despite only staying for a short time. Cambodia is a stunning country and we had such a great time!
And if you’ve missed it – My Eating Adventure: Part One – Ho Chi Minh City