Friday, April 17, 2015

Weekend Cooking

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February 2015 - Phnom Penh Cambodia

As I mentioned last week I am seriously fascinated for food markets of all kinds. On our Mekong river cruise we visited many.

Click here for our day out in Phnom Penh. These are more photos of the food sold at the night market. This market sells absolutely everything. 


The Night Market (phsar ri-trey in Khmer) is located between Streets 108 and 106, although it’s easiest to enter by the gate at the north end of riverside to avoid scrambling between lines of parked scooters.

We didn't eat here as we had already had our dinner. It would have been fun!!

Towards the back is the open-air food court. No trip to the Night Market would be complete without eating something on a stick.


When you have your food and either a fruit shake, beer or sugarcane juice  add your shoes to the pile at the edge of the expanse of floor mats. The trick is to find an empty spot to sit, negotiating the family groups and friends already chowing down. Each mat comes with communal tissues, chilli sauce and pepper and lime mix.


Sugar cane












11 comments:

  1. It looks like a good way to meet people! The food looks amazing and I love the idea of picking your mat.

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  2. That looks like so much fun, and it's so colorful.

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  3. The food looks amazing! I'd have a hard time not getting one of everything. Looks like a fun way to spend an evening.

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  4. I think would go hungry ..very wary. Of food stalls .. but I am sure they are ok. Just not used to them . ..what a strange way .. but of course not strange to them

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  5. It looks like it draws a lot of people!

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  6. Yum! I'm getting more phobic about buffets and food stalls too, as Anne mentions above, especially as I get older, but those foods look so good, they'd be impossible to resist!

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  7. Interesting for sure. Thanks for all the pictures. Loved looking at them. So a mat is like a table, basically. Not sure how I feel about my table also being where people have put their bare feet. But then, I don't like people stepping on my yoga mat in yoga class either. Who knows where their feet have been? LOL

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  8. How exotic! You certainly have some great stories and interesting food choices. 😃

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  9. Yes, I was a bit surprised to see people stepping on the mats with their shoes on. Cheers from caroles' Chatter

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  10. We loved out time in Vietnam so much we would love to return to see the parts we missed...as well as Cambodia and Laos.

    Your pics have just confirmed that idea as big YES!!

    I loved the night markets in all the cities we visited to :-)

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  11. Looks cheerful! I just finished reading a book set in Cambodia and it references the night markets,

    Happy cooking and booking!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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