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Best amok in town

Street 27, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 636 2060, (012) 818 143 
http://www.thesugarpalm.com

The Sugar Palm

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.

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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.

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The Sugar Palm
Street 27, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 636 2060, (012) 818 143 
http://www.thesugarpalm.com