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Must Try Local Food and Beverages in Cambodia – Taste the Exotic Flavours

Tipped to be one of the world's oldest surviving cuisines; traditional Khmer food from Cambodian is healthy and well balanced. Indulge and enjoy the texture, fragrance and right balance of spice.

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Fish Amok

Fish Amok

Just as elegant as the mighty Angkor Archaeological Park, Khmer food is a marvellous feast on your tongue. Fish Amok pays homage to Cambodia's staples fish and rice. Made from fresh water fish, curry paste and coconut milk. All ingredients are well combined before being steamed in fragrant banana leaf cups. Another alternative is to use freshwater snails which are steamed in curry within their shells and served on a bed of fluffy rice.

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Salor Machu Tray

Salor Machu Tray

This is a sweet and sour soup incorporating fish; it is one of the most popular domestic dishes loved for its taste and ease of preparation. Salor Machu Tray is a combination of fish, lemongrass, garlic, celery, bean sprouts, tamarind juice, pineapple and seasonings such as sugar, salt and fish sauce. The flavours vary between salty, sweet and spicy for that perfect buzz to your taste buds. For an extra kick try adding some hot chilli peppers and fresh herbs to the soup.

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Char Kroeung Sach Ko – Stir Fried Beef with Lemongrass

Char Kroeung Sach Ko – Stir Fried Beef with Lemongrass

This is yet another traditional dish that is still extremely popular and available at just about every restaurant in Siem Reap. The beef is first stir fried in a wok with garlic until tender; after which the vegetables such as onions and bell peppers are added. Finally the Kroeung paste made from ground lemongrass, galangal and Kaffir lemon leaves are added. For authentic Khmer dishes in an atmosphere inspired by Khmer myth and legend order these favourites at themed restaurants located throughout Siem Reap. Capital city Siem Reap home to the Anantara Angkor Resort is ideal for indulging the foodie in you and savouring the best of these delights.

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Twa Ko

Twa Ko

Twa Ko is a Cambodian sausage; that will be made with either beef or pork. The fatty sausages are a combination of exotic spices; pork belly being a favourite for the meat. As with all good sausages this Khmer version of a sausage can be eaten on its own, thrown on the grill, fried in a pan or eaten with rice and vegetables.

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Drinks in Cambodia

Drinks in Cambodia

If you are looking for beer it is easy to obtain foreign brands in the top cities. Local brews such as Angkor, Angkor Stout and Bayon too are quite popular and well worth tasting.

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Ku Teav

Ku Teav

For a more healthier drink you may want to try some Ku Teav or noodle soup. The hearty meal is made from either beef or pork and vermicelli to which green onions and bean sprout are added. You can top up the dish with additions such as fish balls, beef, seafood or pork. Some restaurants offer the soup with fresh lime or spicy garlic. Ku Teav shops are found in plenty around the city.