Claremont Hotel – Siem Reap

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The Claremont Hotel in Siem Reap has good sized rooms, a nice pool, a good breakfast buffet with plenty of hot and cold options in the roof top restaurant and a convenient central location in Wat Bo.

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Balcony area at the end of corridor and view towards river.

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It also has some very quirky art !!!

However, it’s also worth also worth investigating the Frangipani Villa nearby.

 

Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Pub street in Siem Reap is near the Old Market is a great spot to head to find lots of great restaurant options in the one place like Cambodian BBQ, Red Piano, Amok, Khmer Kitchen Restaurant, Chamkar, and Blue Pumpkin for icecream.
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Red Piano

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Khmer Kitchen Restaurant

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Fireworks for the Water Festival                  Blue pumpkin coconut, durian and black sesame and ginger (yum) ice-cream

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Sister Srey Cafe is a bit further away, but also worth checking out.

The Cambodian Circus/ Phare in Siem Reap

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The Cambodian Circus/ Phare in Siem Reap is well presented with an upmarket theatre/creative arts feel. It’s a mix of impressive acrobatics, clowning and traditional story telling and supports training for disadvantaged youth in these creative arts.

There’s Blue Pumpkin icecream, alcoholic drinks and some good meal choices available at the entrance.

It’s fun and well worth a visit ($18 US per ticket).

 

‘Don’t miss’ Marum Restaurant – Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Like Romdeng (and Friends) in Phnom Penh and Makphet in Vietianne, Marum is a Friends International training restaurant. Like the others, it has a lovely setting, creative, beautifully presented and delicious dishes that innovatively blend Cambodian cuisine with western expectations. Do not miss eating here if you are in Siem Reap. (Tip – the desserts look beautiful, but the drinks are more amazing!)

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Lotus, jackfruit and coriander hummus with toasted baguette $3.75 US

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Smokey eggplant dip with Indian crackers $3.75 US

Coconut beetroot and young bamboo salad with pumpkin seeds and basil dressing $4 US ( nice dressing but otherwise mainly just leaves)

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Fresh rice paper rolls with grilled peppers, goat cheese and tamarind chiili dip $4 US

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Khmer pork salad with fresh mint and lime chilli dressing $4.50 US

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Stir fried tree ants with beef, lemongrass and chilli $6 US (excellent)

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Crips and creamy silk worms with spicy green mango salad ( excellent!) $4.50 US

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BBQ pork ribs with apple be radish salad $5.50US ( not the best pick)
Pumpkin and roast duck courgettes with hoisin sauce ( a bit bland)

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Stir fried beef with Khmer rice wine on local greens $7.50

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Heart of Banana with Chive, Bean Sprouts and Spicy Galangal Dressing $4 US (not the best pick)

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Grilled Beef fillet with jack fruit, Green Pea Mousse, Wing Bean salad and Kampot Pepper Sauce $7 US (excellent)

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Kampot pepper and chocolate cake with passionfruit sauce $5.50 US ( a good pick)

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Coconut crème brûlée with kafir lime and cashew nut shortbread ( perhaps the best pick) $4.25 US

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Banana fritters with palm sugar caramel and lemongrass galangal ice cream $4 US

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Coconut tart with chilli icecream and fruit compote $4.50 US

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Beetroot, Pandan and Coconut Rice Cake with Chocolate Sauce $3.50 US (good pick )

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Makphet’s watermelon and citrus freeze $3.25 US (excellent)

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Irresistible strawberry shake with green peppercorns $4US (not the best pick)

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Pomelo and Citrus Freeze $3 US (good)

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Banana and Jack fruit milkshake $3.75 US (excellent)

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Tamarind and Pineapple Daiquiri $4.25 US

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Green apple and mint shake $3.25 US (good)

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Young coconut and lime smoothie $3.25 US

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