Cambodia | Siem Reap

Khmer Kitchen Barbecue Restaurant Siem Reap

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Siem Reap | Cambodia

23 Nov 2015 | Mon

Day 05 of 46

  • Psar Chaa Old Market Siem Reap
  • Pub Street Siem Reap
  • Downtown Life of Siem Reap
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Siem Reap
  • Khmer Kitchen Restaurant Siem Reap

Khmer Kitchen Barbecue Restaurant Siem Reap

Located in the city center of Siem Reap (close to Pub Street), Khmer Kitchen Barbecue Restaurant is a great place to grab a quick lunch or enjoy for evening dinner.

Khmer Kitchen Barbecue Restaurant Siem Reap

They offer a full menu of the most common Khmer food at great prices. We decided to try the following:

  • Fresh Spring Rolls (Naem) – A Khmer adoption of the Vietnamese fresh rolls served with teuk trei (fish) dipping sauce.
  • Green Mango and Dried Shrimp Salad (Chruok Svay) – Shredded unripe mango salad flavored with fish sauce and peppers. Usually served as a side dish with fried or baked fish and rice.
  • Lok Lak Beef – Stir-fried marinated, cubed beef served with fresh red onions, served on a bed of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes and dipped in a sauce consisting of lime juice, sea salt and black Kampot pepper (tek merec).  Usually comes with a fried egg placed on top.
  • Tom Yum Soup – Originally a Lao/Thai dish, this “hot and sour” soup is generally made from a basic broth stock of fresh lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.  The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.  We ordered with chicken.

Khmer Kitchen quickly made a name for itself, becoming known as the spot to get real Khmer cuisine fast. In just the first year, the family attracted thousands of hungry eaters into the small 20 seater restaurant.

Travelers to Siem Reap loved the traditional Cambodian Food, and so did the locals. They really appreciated the hard work and efforts the small family put into the restaurant exposing Khmer cuisine in Siem Reap to the world.

Seemingly overnight, their efforts paid off. A visit from the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger put Khmer Kitchen on the map.

Today, Sophal and her husband Channa run the famous restaurant serving traditional Khmer cuisine in Siem Reap for everyone.

– Restaurant Website Khmer Kitchen Barbecue Restaurant Siem Reap

2 thoughts on “Khmer Kitchen Barbecue Restaurant Siem Reap”

    • :^) We found that in most cases when they put such terms as “BBQ” in the name of their restaurant its put there as a way to appeal to Westerners – not because its a true BBQ restaurant.


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