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Deep-fried bananas can be seen across Cambodia (c) Phil Lees/ Flickr
Deep-fried bananas can be seen across Cambodia (c) Phil Lees/ Flickr
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10 Local Street Food Dishes to Try in Cambodia

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Updated: 6 February 2017
A cheap and quick way of grabbing a tasty meal, street food is the most popular eating option in Cambodia. No trip to the Kingdom of Wonder is complete without finding a space among the diners on the plastic tables and chairs, often full come breakfast, lunch and dinner. While the potential of food poisoning scares many into avoiding street carts, hedging your bets on the places locals flock to should prevent any dodgy bellies. Here are 10 of the best dishes to try.

Noodle soup

Noodle soup: a Cambodian staple
Noodle soup: a Cambodian staple | ©Shankar/ Flickr

A popular breakfast among locals, kuy teav is a noodle soup made from pork or beef bones and rice vermicelli. Fish balls and pork are added, and the dish is topped with bean sprouts, fried shallots and green onions. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, a Phnom Penh take on the soup sees blood, liver, intestine and tongue added into the mix.

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