Eating & Drinking In Cambodia

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Typical dishes
Amok (coconut milk based curry)
K’tieu (noodle soup)
Crab cooked in Kampot Pepper
Pork cooked with ginger. 

The cost of eating & drinking in Cambodia
To help you decide on the amount of spending money to budget for, we have outlined below the approximate cost of meals & drinks in Cambodia.

The following meal costs are per person and include a starter & main course, but exclude the cost of drinks.
• Lunch or dinner in a simple local restaurant: US$ 3-5
• Lunch or dinner in a mid-range local restaurant: US$ 5-15
• Lunch or dinner in an upmarket local restaurant: US$ 15-25
• Dinner in an international fine dining restaurant: US$ 20-50
• Dinner in a 3-4 star hotel: US$ 10-30
• Dinner in a 5 star hotel: US$ 15-50

Soft drinks, beers & spirits are generally well priced and usually less expensive than in the UK. However the price of wine is likely to he higher than at home due to the cost of importing it.
• Cost of a soft drink: US$1-2
• Cost of a local beer: Angkor 330ml US$3
• Cost of a cocktail in a hotel: US$8-10
• Cost of a bottle of house wine: Standard Australian US$25

Recommended Restaurant & Bars
Choosing the right restaurant to eat at when on holiday in Cambodia can sometimes be a daunting experience. To assist in making your selection we have compiled a list of restaurant & bar recommendations which have been drawn from our own experiences, and suggestions from previous clients as well as our colleagues in the country. Below we have outlined just a few of our recommended restaurant & bars. A more comprehensive list will be supplied with your travel documentation.

Siem Reap
• Cuisine Wat Damnak – famed for their degustation menus of Khmer and fusion cuisine made from seasonal produce, this is a top spot for foodies. Tel: +855 (0)77 347 762.
• Haven – helping young orphans to get employment this hugely popular restaurant in the centre of town serves Asian and Western food, and some Swiss specialties. Tel: +855 (0)78 342 404.

Phnom Penh
• Malis – fine dining Khmer style! Great ambiance and attentive service has kept this a firm favourite in Phnom Penh for several years. Tel: +855 (0)23 221 022.
• FCC – a Phnom Penh institution with a breezy colonial atmosphere, serving excellent food. Also a great place for a drink during happy hour from 5-7pm. Tel: +855 (0)23 724 014.
• Elephant Bar – classy drinking hole in the elegant surroundings of Raffles Hotel Le Royal. Happy hour is 4-9pm!

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