Eating Well: Cambodia 11.21.16

It has been a whirlwind week! I am in India now and had a spectacular, incredible experience as a guest at my first Indian wedding. The three day affair was better than anything I could imagine. Photos and updates to come.


Using the restaurant tips from the ex-pat friends I made in Siem Reap, I dined in style. This cafe would be at home in the North Loop of Minneapolis.
At dinner with Kate in Siem Reap, it was exciting to see brown rice. A common street food in the city was dessert pancakes. Nutella, chocolate syrup, butter, sugar, egg, and other sweets were the topping options.


This frozen yogurt shop, Project FroYo, is an educational social enterprise. The shop is owned by the Cambodian Rural School Trust and operated by the students of the Trust. Their froyo happened to be amazing too.
I enjoyed two nights at BeTreed Adventures in the Cambodian jungle. We ate great meals family style in the open air restaurant. Meals reminded me of home: Mexican buffet, spaghetti and fluffy pancakes (not crepes). Jarrah is the younger daughter of the owners.
Papaya and bananas came fresh from the family’s garden. One breakfast option was black rice with sesame seed and coconut. This is a common breakfast in Myanmar.
Meals with a view in Banlung, the capital of Ratanakiri Province in northeast Cambodia.
Cafe Alee is in Banlung, a small town in northeastern Cambodia. I met this Dutch couple at breakfast a few days earlier in Siem Reap. They recommended Cafe Alee. It was happenstance that we met each other for lunch at the Cafe. The burger was amazing and I chuckled to see this commentary on U.S. politics in rural Cambodia.
Yes, a lot of western food.


I met Kate and Julia in Battambang. Julia and I did a bike tour of that city. Kate and I continued traveling together in Siem Reap and met up again in Phnom Penh. Julia also met up with us in the capital city. Lovely traveling with these ladies!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Martha Harris says:

    “Political Refugee Status” in rural Cambodia: love it! Wondering if you slept in a tree in BeTreed! The Cambodian food looks wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Martha! It was quite the place to be at on that historical day for the U.S. I didn’t sleep in a true tree house. The raised house I spent two nights in had open windows and an open ceiling and the forest was right there. Not a true tree house though. I’m hoping to try that out in Thailand. Be well!


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