Savoury snacks

Bany chaev are savoury wok-fried pancakes commonly available at market stalls. They’re made from rice flour flecked with chives and are of a vivid yellow colour through the use of turmeric. Then filled with fried minced pork, onion, prawns and bean sprouts, they’re eaten by wrapping pieces of the pancake in a lettuce leaf and dipping them in a fish sauce mixed with garlic, lemon and crushed peanuts.

Sweets

Cooked bananas are also widely eaten as snacks, seasoned with salt and grilled over charcoal braziers, or wok-fried in a batter containing sesame seeds, which are at their most delicious when they’re still piping hot.

Drinks

For a drink on the hoof, iced sugar-cane juice, tuk umpow, is very refreshing and not actually all that sweet. It’s sold everywhere through carts equipped with a mangle through which the peeled canes are passed, sometimes with a piece of orange added for extra taste.

Spirits

The national drink of Cambodia is named after its world famous wonder, Angkor Wat, and is the most widely consumed beer in Cambodia. A great way to wash down all the lovely culinary prizes from the Khmer kingdom.

Hard Rock Café

Enjoy good food and a lively atmosphere at the Hard Rock Cafe Angkor. Situated in an old colonial-style building in the historic city centre, the two-story restaurant features 160 seats indoors and a large, 80-seat terrace overlooking the beautiful Siem Reap River. Located in Siem Village, the Hard Rock Café Angkor is just a short walk from popular destinations such as the Siem Reap Night Market, world-famous Angkor temples, and the Siem Reap Art Center. This iconic location matches perfectly with the history on the café’s walls.