Skewers are ready to go
Small restaurants, carts, or stalls gather together on a corner, all serve meals freshly made to order.
Restaurants, carts, and stalls
Modern grocery store
I have several fabulous dinners in Phnom Penh, generally based around fish. In one of the first, I order fish salad to start, followed by fish amok, a white fish in coconut milk seasoned with Khmer herbs.
Fish amok, with great setting
Chicken and fish satay
The food in Cambodia is simple and tasty, with lots of Khmer spices that add a truly distinctive flavor, very similar to the flavors I found in Vietnam earlier this year.
A few other dishes along the way also catch my attention. For lunch in Phnom Penh one day I have fish ball soup, a great mixture of fish in spicy broth with noodles and other tasty accompaniments.
Fish ball soup
And, of course, my last dinner in Asia this trip is at my favorite hawker stall in Singapore, tucking into half a roast duck and a Tiger beer.
Half roast duck, Tiger beer
I eat well on all these adventures and Cambodia adds more variety and spice to my collection of tastes and experiences (growing larger all the time).