Cycling around Siem Reap town every morning is becoming one of my habits recently. To make the routine more enjoyable, I also take my camera with me and take a few snapshots of every stuff that catches my interest. After cycling for an hour, I usually take a few minutes to cycle round the market to look for local vendors selling local food and refreshments.
One of my latest discoveries was the Cambodian Street Iced Coffee.
The Cambodian Iced Coffee is made with a thick coffee syrup and sweetened with condense milk. The entire mixture only fills up almost just a third of the plastic cup and then the vendor fills the cup with ice. If you take a sip immediately, you’ll definitely notice that it borders the taste with dark chocolate for some reason and it’s indeed strong. If you’re not use with Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian coffee, I highly suggest that you let the ice melts for a few minutes and stir it to dilute the mixture and weaken the possibly strong effect of coffee on your stomach.
The best thing about this is it’s only $0.50. Fifty cents it is! The flavor and aroma is comparable to other iced coffee I’ve drank in some popular coffee shops in various places.
Give it a try when you see a cart selling iced coffee.
By the way, you don’t have to wake up early just to buy one as they’re available for the whole day, you just have to look for the vendors though as they’re constantly moving. Around late in the afternoon, you might see some of them waiting for some customers near the old market.
Have you tried drinking Cambodian Street Iced Coffee before? Feel free to share your tips and recommendation.