This isn’t the first time I’ve been here but every time I eat at this restaurant, I always end up forgetting to take some pictures and start cooking up some delicious BBQ. Hansa BBQ is located along Wat Bo Road (in Siem Reap), it’s just a few meters away from Frangipani Hotel.
After spending your whole day in the temples of Angkor Wat, it might be a good idea to have a dinner here since it’s not that expensive and it’s also a good place to interact with locals as there are more locals eating here than tourist. Bear in mind that they only accept cash payments though. Don’t worry if you don’t have any cash with you left, as there are international banks in the area of Wat Bo.
Eating out at a local barbecue joint is a must thing to do in Siem Reap, so don’t miss it out for anything! It’s also a great place to meet locals.
For only $4/person (excluding drinks) you get a wide variety of ingredients that you can cook on the grill provided by the restaurant. There are beef, pork, chicken, clams, squids, shrimps, tofu, a variety of vegetables, different kinds of sea weed and some processed foods like chicken balls and squidballs.
There are also some cooked foods (for those who are lazy like me) like fried rice, noodles, vegetable and beef, fresh and fried spring rolls and others. They also have a desert counter with black jelly, fresh fruits and other stuff I’m not familiar with.
Anyway here are some pictures I’ve taken in Hansa BBQ Buffet.
Preparing ingredients 🙂
Beef and Tofu on the Grill
They seem to don’t mind if you bring your own drinks and I suggest you do so because it cost $1.50 for a large bottled water here but it’s only $0.50 in other stores.
Are you thinking of visiting this restaurant in Siem Reap in the near future?
Here are some money saving tips that could help you save for your trip to Cambodia:
1. Minimize spending on unnecessary items for a period of time. Instead of subscribing to magazines why not read their online counterparts instead. You could also forego your daily trip to expensive coffee shops and brew your own cup at home.
2. Save money by using a higher interest savings account.
3. Check out thrift shops if you feel the urge to shop. The prices of clothing and other items are way cheaper than when you go to retail shops. Thrift shops also carry designer brands and not all items are used. There are thrift shops that sell old but unworn stocks or stocks from past seasons.
4. Minimize Eating Out. You can cook at home instead. Buying fresh ingredients from the local market ensures that you have a better option with what you eat and you also wouldn’t spend a lot. You can save a lot of money by doing this and at the same time keep yourself healthy.
5. Book your flight tickets in advance. Booking tickets in advance can save you sometimes to as much as 50% especially when there are online promotions. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on your flights to Cambodia then I suggest that you sign up to the mailing list of airlines serving Cambodia. This will keep you updated on their airfare promotions.
Have you been to a BBQ buffet in Cambodia? Feel free to share your experience.