Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dispatches from Siem Reap - V

Every traveller yearns to carry a lit bit of their trip back home, where they can look at it and remember those experiences that will stay with them forever.

We do it in the form of photographs that will keep the stone lamppost by the Wat Bo bridge near the Siem Reap river virtually intact forever

By buying little pieces that represent Siem Reap, from it's colourful Bazaar

And then sometimes we do it by picking up the recipes that will help us recreate the flavours that had added to our Khmerian experience.

There's the delectable Pat Prik Gang or Pork in chilli sauce with long beans

The comforting Soup Psut or mushroom soup with minced chicken

The 'makes your tongue explode in a riot of sensations' Lok Lak or Fried beef with red sauce served with a fried egg

The deep fried minced pork with ginger, onions, beans and red bell pepper that got polished off within minutes of getting ordered

The flavourful Fried rice that could give fried rice from around the world a run for it's money

And the pork marinated and then cooked in Khmerian spices

What they say about Siem Reap is true, one visit is not just not enough to take in all the temples and monuments, but also sample all that it has to offer elsewhere as well.


  1. Never ever knew, food has so much influence on you.... lol !!

  2. Always been a foodie :) I believe it reflects the personality of the place in so many ways. Makes a destination that much more special if you can not only enjoy the place but also the food. :)