Market Series: Siem Reap & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

As usual, one of the first places I checked out was the main food market in Siem Reap.  It didn’t look too different from ones I had seen in places like Myanmar and Vietnam.  The smells (even the fishy and bloody) of food markets in Southeast Asia are nostalgic for me and in some ways comfort me.

Dried sausages and fish

Love these mushrooms!
I didn’t eat these but they were sun dried clams of some sort, sold on the streets.
Outdoor food market in he capital city of Phnom Penh.
Fast food of Cambodia.  The food at these stalls in the markets are quick, cheap and good!
Sat down for a quick bowl of Cambodian dessert (coconut milk with red ruby type gelatinous jelly).  Less than 25 cents!
Grilled sparrow.
The one thing that I didn’t want to eat while I was in Cambodia was balut (an egg with a half developed embryo- apparently you can eat it raw or steamed and it’s crunchy).  I actually didn’t see any while I was there though- maybe because of the bird flu epidemic, or maybe I just wasn’t look at the right places.

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