Khmer cuisine is a voyage of discovery, but sometimes all you really want is the comforting taste of home. Here’s a sample of some of the international chains and restaurants in Siem Reap.
There comes a time in every holiday when all you want is a pizza. Or fried chicken. Or a coffee that isn’t made with sweet milk and served in a plastic bag. Luckily there are several international chains here in town.
Burger King has an outlet here, and we can confirm that yes, it tastes just like home! From the mighty Whopper to the Bacon Double Cheeseburger, it’s a burger-lovers paradise. Whether it be a burger alone or a meal set, a single or a double, regular or super sized, it’s got to be one of you first comfort choices!
Another well-known arrival in Siem Reap is Hard Rock Cafe. The global phenomenon has restaurants located throughout the world – the Siem Reap branch was their first in Cambodia, with another now open at Exchange Square in Phnom Penh.
Every outlet features live bands belting out classic covers nightly, with Rock & Roll memorabilia on display. The menu is stuffed with hearty food, in massive portions, such as their Original Legendary Burger, Famous Fajitas, and Rockin’ Wings. A special item is the “Local Legendary Burger”, made with Khmer herbs and spices.
The Pizza Company is a popular regional brand and has the standard selection of pizza, pasta, salads and appetizers which are “flavoured to excite”. Look out for their Asian-inspired pizza toppings such as Tom Yum Kung and Tropical Seafood.
After establishing five outlets in Phnom Penh, global coffee chain Starbucks has finally arrived in Siem Reap. You can find them at the departures lounge of the international airport, and also at Heritage Walk.
Also there’s Tous Les Jours, the everyday French-Asian bakery producing a selection of freshly baked goods made with the highest quality ingredients sourced from South Korea. They also serve great coffee all day long.