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1 January 2012 / leggypeggy

Cambodian street food—so tempting

A custardy egg dish.

I hate it when we eat dinner early. Too often, it means we miss out on sampling lots of tempting street food.

On our second day in Phnom Penh (capital of Cambodia), we’d already had dinner before we headed back to our hostel on foot. Why didn’t someone tell me that we’d walk home past an entire street of delectable food goodies. The array was amazing—clams, snails, egg dishes, prawns, salads and so much more.

Fortunately I was able to enjoy someone else’s meal—visually. The vendor let me take some snaps. Plus, a lovely young Cambodian couple (they had no English), who had ordered their treats, were kind enough (through hand signals) to let me know that it was okay to photograph their choices. They invited us to join them, but I figured that was going too far.

Nevertheless, I was hungry all over again.

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  1. Derrick / Jan 2 2012 7:30 am

    I had a similar thing in Thailand, I learnt to never eat early or at least leave room for more, later, one thing I did learn to hate was duriun, I was told it was the ‘King of Fruits’ it was awful, very easy to describ, AWFUL, never to be tried again, yuk, yuk


    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2012 11:07 am

      I’m going to adopt that policy immediately — always leave room for more.


  2. Louise M Oliver / Jan 2 2012 8:19 am

    Hi Peggy,
    That custardy egg thing does look very yummy. Were you able to find out what it was? Perhaps it will be on


    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2012 11:08 am

      I don’t know what it was, but I bought some cookbooks along the way and maybe I can figure it out. I’ll post the recipe here if I have any success.


  3. blondieaka / May 16 2017 1:57 pm

    I never eat before I go out too hard on the old taste buds and why torture myself…lol But Durian I like and it cools you down 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / May 16 2017 2:21 pm

      Oh gosh, I haven’t had durian for ages. I think it’s funny that it is forbidden to bring it into most hotels.

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      • blondieaka / May 16 2017 2:24 pm

        Not really, because it has one of those smells which just invades everything even the tiniest amount. When we buy it we have to put in the back of the truck and eat it rules( my son) The smell just invades everything….but it tastes good.

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      • leggypeggy / May 16 2017 2:54 pm

        I know the smell is horrendous, so I think it’s funny the hotels even have to say don’t bring it in here. It’s a no-brainer.



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