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The Siem Reap Restaurant Scene

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Siem Reap is a destination that doesn’t stand still and the restaurant and dining scene continues to evolve rapidly. Hanuman profiles some of the newer places in Cambodia’s Temple Town.

Haven in Siem Reap

Haven in Siem Reap

Haven (Sok San St; www.haven-cambodia.com)

One of many ‘good cause’ restaurants in Siem Reap, Haven regularly occupies the number one spot on Trip Advisor. The menu offers a mix of international Asian dishes, including Khmer favourites like loklak beef and green mango salad. Staff at the restaurant are drawn from young adult orphans in the area, helping them make the step from institution to employment. It is only open for dinner.

Chanrey Tree (Pokambor Ave; www.chanreytree.com)

This stylish restaurant has been generating a bit of a buzz in Siem Reap for its contemporary Cambodian cuisine. The setting is designer and the owner-chef has long experience on the Siem Reap culinary scene, including time at the impressive Meric at Hotel de la Paix (now Park Hyatt). Zesty dishes include seafood with Kampotpepper, braised frog legs and Khmer roast chicken.

Mie Café (Road to Angkor Conservation; miecafe-siemreap.com)

Set in a country-style wooden house near Angkor Conservation, this new restaurant offers an enticing mix of East meets West. Cambodian flavours include a spicy fish tartar and amok and the international menu offers a tenderloin and honey glazed ribs.

Sister Srey Café (200 Pokambor Ave; www.facebook.com/sistersreycafe)

A café for a cause, Sister SreyCafé has become a hub for the volunteer community and responsible tourism community in Siem Reap. Run by a pair of Aussie sisters, the menu is mod Melbourne café culture, with impressive breakfast and brunch items and lots of home comfort food.

Blossom Café (St 6; www.blossomcakes.org)

A real sweet treat for the kids (or big kids) out there, cupcakes are artfully presented in a dizzying array of seasonal flavours. The menu also includes some salads, sandwiches and snacks, plus a generous selection of coffees, teas and shakes. Profits help Cambodian women in vocational training.