Flights From Phnom Penh To Siem Reap Anh Must-try Dishes
Siem Reap, located in northwestern Cambodia, has been a popular travel destination for decades and is best known as the gate way to the temples of Angkor. Besides, this beautiful city is also famous for its traditional and authentic cuisine. Starting from Phnom Penh – the capital city of Cambodia, you can book Cambodia domestic flights directly to Siem Reap.
Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Flights from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is the fastest way to travel between these two famous destinations. The flight costs $233 on average with flight duration of around 54 minutes. Cheap Phnom Penh Siem Reap flights can most be found in December.
Cambodia Angkor Air is one of the leading operators serving Phnom Penh – Siem Reap route. Currently, the airline offers you cheap flights from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (one way) with the price of only $1. The promotion is available on its website and valid until 31 March 2018.
Must-try food in Siem Reap
You can find the best Siem Reap food everywhere, not only in the luxury restaurants but also at the street vendors. Below are some must-try food that can make your Siem Reap trip memorable.
Bai Sach Chrouk (Pork with broken rice)
Similar to “Com Tam” of the Vietnamese, Bai Sach Chrouk is a perfect choice for your breakfast. This simple yet popular Cambodian breakfast staple comprises juicy pork slices, scrambled eggs, and rice. Sometimes, the meat is marinated with coconut milk and garlic to enhance the taste.
You will be impressed at the first look with this fragrant dish. Fish amok is freshwater fish fillet that is steamed with curry and banana leaves, resulting in a soft mousse-like texture. Unlike most curries in Asia, it exudes a fragrant flavour rather than a spicy one due to the combination of coconut milk and kroeung – a Khmer-style curry paste which contains garlic, lemongrass, turmeric root, Chinese ginger, kaffir lime, shallots, and galangal. Traditionally, fish amok is served in a banana-leaf bowl, which makes the dish seem fresh as well as delicious.
Khmer red curry
Don’t be afraid of the vibrant color of Khmer red curry if you are a non-spicy food lover. Despite its striking colour, Khmer red curry does not contain chilli, making it a much milder version of typical Thai and Indian curries. This coconut milk-based curry is especially fragrant and can attract whomever.
Lap Khmer (Lime-marinated Khmer beef salad)
Lap Khmer is a balance of the spices and meat. It is a mixture of raw beef slices marinated with lime juice, lemongrass, shallots, garlic, fish sauce, Asian basil, mint leaves, green beans, and green pepper. Due to its contrasting flavours, Lap Khmer goes well with a plate of white rice. Add more fresh chilli if you prefer it to be spicy.
Nom Banh Chok (Khmer noodles)
If you are seeking a typical inexpensive Khmer food, try out Nom Banh Chok. It is available around markets in downtown Siem Reap, and becomes a yummy breakfast besides Bai Sach Chrouk. A bowl of Khmer noodles consists of rice noodles, mint leaves, bean sprouts, green beans, banana flower, and cucumbers in a fish-based green curry.