Best amok in town
Taphul Rd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 838
When one of Britain's top chefs, Gordon Ramsey, was looking for a place to go to learn how to cook Khmer food, he went to Sugar Palm, where Kethana Dunnet’s souffled amok is considered to be the best in town, if not the country, by a long mile.
Set in a gorgeously preserved traditional Khmer villa a short five-minute tuk tuk ride away from the centre of town, Sugar Palm is a firm favourite among those who are keen to show off the best of traditional Cambodian cooking in a beautiful, even romantic, setting.
In addition to the amok ($7.50), which they steam at Sugar Palm in order to create the unique souffled texture, other star dishes include chargrilled eggplant with minced pork, a stunning combination that is full of rich flavours ($6.50), and their mixed crispy spring rolls shouldn't be missed ($4.50).
It's not the cheapest Khmer food in town, but the attentive service, lovely surroundings and food are a step up from the rest and worth the extra couple of dollars.
By Nicky Sullivan
Last updated on 30th March, 2015.