Not as well known as its neighbours, but just as tasty. Cambodian cuisine is flavoured with large quantities of herbs and uses fresh locally produced ingredients. Sample the Khmer red curry, fish that is whipped into a mousse, or the Lap Khmer – a Lime marinated beef salad that is both sour and spicy and often-cooked ceviche-style.
Whether you feel like visiting the central market Phsar Thmey, in Phnom Penh, or the Old Market Psar Chaa, in Siem Reap – visiting the markets is an ideal way to immerse yourself in Cambodia’s culture. Psar Toul in Phnom Penh is one of the best – a great place to pick up silks and a diverse collection of curios.