Russian Market isn't quite the powerhouse that is its neighbor to the north, but where Central Market lacks an intimate, space-conscious shopping experience, Russian Market covers considerable ground. Below are five reasons to choose Russian Market over t
Nestled in a grid between Streets 440 and 450, Russian Market—known as Phsar Toul Tom Poung in Khmer—is bordered on all sides by apartments, restaurants, phone shops, and pervasive tuk tuks. The fact that this square market is not as centrally located as some of the other markets in Phnom Penh makes it a more genuine Cambodian experience.
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First Phnom Penh Market episode, Central Market: Five Reasons to Visit this Empty Apartment's Paradise
During my first official visit to Phnom Penh's Central Market, I found myself wondering what had taken me so long to make the trek north of Sihanouk Boulevard to what can essentially be considered an open-air department store. I had just moved into a new apartment and was in desperate need of kitchen, bedding, and bath supplies, not to mention food to fill the fridge. Markets ubiquitously devour the streets and...
The unmistakable aroma of Cambodian street food can have one of two effects on passersby: either they eagerly follow their noses or they hurriedly rush to get through the potentially unfamiliar smell.
Imagine a colorful dessert fit for a circus, a 4-year-old's birthday party, or just because on a Sunday afternoon.
This jelly dessert is a favorite among the after-school crowds who roam the streets every weekday afternoon.
Mix crushed or shaved ice and a rainbow of jellies with candied bananas, sweet potatoes, yams, and green beans, and you've got a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors. Some versions also are...
Rice porridge is the quintessential comfort food for an Asian palette. No matter what time of day, a warm bowl of bobor provides sustenance for the mind, body and soul.
Plain porridge (bobor kroeung) is usually paired with salty dishes including preserved eggs, pickles, salted fish and a selection of fried fish, pork and eggs.
Roasted peanuts and savoury meat floss are added before serving.
Bobor sarch chrouk, or pork porridge, consisting of pig offal, fresh julienne ginger and spring onions make this a well-loved variation.
Early-risers - from office workers to moto-dop...
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