Backpacking Tips Asia Header

Cambodia Food 2

"This article is about the food
we tried in Serendipity beach,
Sihanoukville Cambodia"

"Cambodia Food 2" was last updated on April 09, 2012
All information below is subject to change

Most travelers in Sihanoukville grab their food at their guesthouse or bungalow's restaurant. It's convenient, faster and sometimes cheaper.

But if you want to try something new, just take a stroll along Serendipity beach. Many restaurants are parked right on the beach, offering a relaxing and beautiful ocean view and cool breeze to dry the clamminess. This is a great place to sit when it's hot and humid, and even better around sunset ;-)

More restaurants and cafes can be found on the road to Serendipity, and in downtown Sihanoukville. Here's some of the food we tried!


The Restaurant at Coasters

Mee Char noodles in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia food 2: Mee char noodles

Since we stayed at Coasters, we ate a lot at their restaurant. We sampled different Cambodian dishes, and they were delicious, especially their mee char noodles with vegetables and chicken (stir fried egg noodles).

Mee char noodles: $4.50

Having amok fish at Coasters' restaurant in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia food 2: Amok fish

One night I tried their Amok fish (steamed curried fish, packed in banana leaf). I loved the coconut taste and the hint of chilli and ginger. A great and popular dish in Cambodia, but at Coasters the portion was too big. I couldn't finish it up, hehe!

Amok fish: $5.50

They sell Anchor, Lao and Tiger beer.

How about Western food at Coasters?

Ehm, I would not eat Western food here. I would rather eat at New Sea View Villa which is known for serving tasty Western food. My boyfriend tried the Coasters pizza, and it looked like it drowned in cheese. But we can't actually expect Khmer people to handle Western-cooking as well as their Khmer-cooking, now can we…?

Bad pizza at coasters in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia food 2: I'm afraid it's their pizza...

Return to top


Spring rolls at Escape cafe Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia food 2: Spring rolls at Escape -- NAM!!!!

Right next to Utopia, you'll find the café Escape. Escape was our favorite place in Serendipity because they had alright coffee and the best spring rolls I've ever tasted! I even dare to say that their spring rolls is almost as good as Filipino rolls :-)

Espresso: $1
Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian coffee: $1.25
Iced coffee: $1.75

And my boyfriend tried their fried rice with vegetables, convincing them to throw in some pineapple. It was very good!

Fried pineapple rice at Escape cafe in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia food 2: Fried rice with pineapple

What drew our attention in the first place was that they sold cookies and ice cold slushes (50 cents). Their chocolate chips ($1.25) are probably the closest you can get to real cookies in Sihanoukville :-P

Cookie at Escape cafe at Serendipity beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia food 2: Escape's cookie

Return to top

Movie and a Pizza?

A movie lounge at serendipity beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Cambodia food 2: Private movie lounge?

On the road to Serendipity and close to the roundabout, I noticed a sign where they advertised for "private movie lounges."

Without knowing what this place is all about, I guess it bears the same concept as the private lounges in Thailand where you can hire a room, and order food so you can eat and watch a movie!

When we were there in April 2010, they played the brilliant "Shutter Island" and "Alice in Wonderland".

Price: $4 per person

Return to top

Food stalls and Minimarts

There are a couple of minimarts on the road to Serendipity beach, and food vendors selling drinks (coke can: 2000 riel) and grilled seafood.

To save money, you should buy your alcohol and snacks at the minimarts on the road to Serendipity or eat at the food stalls in downtown Sihanoukville. The trip is only a bike or moped away!

Prices for some basic stuff at the minimarts on the road to Serendipity:

Small bottle of water: $0.25, big bottle water: $1 (depends on brand)
Singha can: $1.25
Anchor beer can: $0.75
Soda drinks: $1.25
Small bag of potato chips: $0.75
Painkillers: $1.50
Antiseptic liquid: $1-1,5
Cheapest toothbrush: $0.50
Listerine: $1.80
Sun screen Nivea: $6.95
Gillette razor: $2
5 disposable razor blades: $2
Marlboro cigarettes: $1.25

Return to top of Cambodia food 2

Have A Great Tip on Where to Eat?

Got any recommendations for where to eat in Sihanoukville? Or maybe you own a restaurant and want to promote it?

Share your story, tip or review of the restaurant or food stall you like!

PS: I reserve the right to delete a submission if it's not original, duplicate content, or if it's too short.

By original I mean the content is NOT copied from another website. That also means your own website. I will check if the content you provide is duplicate or not. Sorry for sounding strict, but I aim to deliver excellent and original content to my readers - that's my priority no. 1.

Any submission below 300 words will be deleted.

Enter Your Title

Other pages you'll enjoy:

Spring rolls in Asia
Asian fruit
Food in Asia
Asian food

› › Sihanoukville Restaurants

Don't miss out on Backpacking Chronicle Newsletter and more travel tips!!! 

We respect your email privacy

Search this site

Connect with
Backpacking Tips Asia

[?] Subscribe To
This Site

Add to Google

Amanda V. at Google+

Follow Me on Pinterest