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2 January 2012 / leggypeggy

More on Cambodian street food

Chicken soup in Phnom Penh.

The other day I wrote about the Cambodian street food that got away. It didn’t actually get away, but we had already eaten so we were just too full to sample and enjoy any.

But the first day we were in Phnom Penh, we had dinner at a nifty all-in-one stall on wheels. By all-in-one, I mean it has the ingredients, cooker and dining table in a single unit. Only the plastic seating is separate. These stalls appear each day on most street corners and are around from breakfast through lunch.

It’s amazing how such lovely food can be produced on a lone burner and in a space not much bigger than a tea trolley. We ordered two soups—one with chicken and the other beef. You can spice up a dish to your liking. At least half the stall’s ‘table’ is devoted to an incredible array of condiments.

An all-in-one food stall in Cambodia. Complete with cook, ingredients and heaps of condiments.

The city is full of baguette stalls, too, most likely a hangover from the days of the French. I adore these sandwiches. They’re sensational and packed with healthy goodies. I bet that’s where Subway got its inspiration. Pity I never got a photo.

We tried to buy baguettes on the last morning we were in Phnom Penh, but no stalls were open at 6 am. Darn.

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  1. Louise M Oliver / Jan 3 2012 7:22 am

    I don’t know what they were thinking Peggy! How could they not be open at that hour of the day! Thank you for sharing your culinary experienced. I so enjoy reading about all of these different ways of preparing a wide variety of foods.
    Cheers
    Louise

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