After living here in Phnom Penh for 5 years, I’d say that I have grown a heart by loving and learning to eat Cambodian food. This is the perfect place to eat without puncturing your wallet with a big hole, a place for everyone who loves food but considers the budget.
Since I really love to eat – which is pretty obvious with my figure – I am going to add a new category in my blog that will showcase Phnom Penh’s cheap eats 🙂
Food Name: PRAHAT
Price Range: 500-2,000 Riels
Prahat is a combination of different types of street foods like fish ball, crab meat, hotdog on stick, fried dumplings, and many more. It is one of the best things to eat when you’re damn hungry since prahats are very easy to cook and prepare.
Ordering a plate of prahat will come with another plate of side dishes that includes mint leaves, chili sauce, and sliced cucumber. This makes the eating more fun and at the same time healthy too!
So, where is the best place to eat prahat? The answer is EVERYWHERE! This type of food is normally sold in every corner of Phnom Penh and sometimes they come on a cart pulled by a motorcycle. When you get a chance to see one on the road, never hesitate to pull it off and buy some of these delights.
As per experience, I like eating prahats at the back of Russian Market at night. I just love how the place transforms from a motorcycle garage during daytime to a food hawker’s place at night. Many Khmer will go there for dinner as the prices are really cheap. So folks, nyam charan! (eat a lot in Khmer)