Travellers flock to Siem Reap in Cambodia every year for a glimpse a the magnificent Angkor Wat. But true foodies know that one of the country’s best destinations for delicious local fare is, in fact, the capital of Phnom Penh.
The financial hub was once considered just a pit stop before boarding a five-hour-long bus ride up to Siem Reap. But a quick look around would show that the city has lots to discover. Luxury hotels like Rosewood have even entered the market, giving us more reason to appreciate the Cambodian capital.
This renaissance has extended to the dining scene. While much of Cambodia’s culinary culture was lost during the Khmer Rouge regime, young chefs are finding new passion in recovering the forgotten dishes of old that go deeper than just fish amok and larb. Here are 5 must-visit restaurants in Phnom Penh for a true taste of Cambodia.
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