Inquiry Submission By ramblin_manNN

I find that one of the great pleasures in life is to sit on a tiny chair somewhere in Asia and enjoy street food along with an ice-cold can of local beer. Close to our Siem Reap hotel was a street BBQ place that was buzzing with locals every night and the food smelled delicious so we decided to give it a go.

However when we were presented with the English menu, the prices looked quite high for a street food place. Each small fish/meat dish was priced at $4 – I had a look around and figured that me and my companion would need at least five dishes. The only explanation that came to mind was that the place offered an English menu with inflated prices – when we realised that we politely got up and left.

This is something which I have never (knowingly) encountered on previous trips and many street food lunches in Thailand, Vietnam, as well as Cambodia itself. For comparison, we ate at similar BBQ places in Phnom Penh where each dish was priced at around $1.

Hopefully that was an isolated case, and wondering if anyone had a similar experience in Siem Reap?

Edited: 1 year ago