Friday, 31 October 2008

Halal restaurants in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

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With Air Asia most of us manage to go for holiday outside Malaysia more than once a year. I think because of increasing numbers of tourist visiting places like Siem Reap, Hanoi etc, more restaurants were set up n amongst them halal restaurants....yeay (jumping with joy).

The last trip I went to Siem Reap n Phnom Penh I joined a muslim group tour (my first time joining tour group - I followed my sis n her colleagues), I don't think I'll join tour group ever again unless I've to (trip to Makkah for one).

Once we arrived in Siem Reap we were taken to an Indian Restaurant for late lunch. Then dinner for the entire trip was at a local malay restaurant - some of the group members actually taught the cook how to cook M'sian malay food! n u guessed it - we've M'sian malay food for the entire trip!

Then, we went to Phnom Penh - same thing again M'sian malay food for all our meals!

For me if I were to travel away from my country I like to experience everything about the country - their food, their culture, their sights etc. But my tour group members were more interested in shopping!

Ohh..I knew thing were not right way from the beginning when the chief organizer planned the itinerary - she included (at the request of some of her friends) visits to local muslim villages n orphanages n reduced the duration for other things well...prime things that ppl do when they are in Angkor - visit Angkor!

I blew my top n told her to return my money as my intention was to visit n experience Siem Reap / Phnom Penh n not joining a missionary tour. Anyway, I was the odd one in the group, but for some reason they obliged n stuck to the original plan (by travel agent) but they still squeezed in visits to local muslim villages in Siem Reap n Phnom Penh. Well at least only 2 villages instead of a few as planned by the ladies earlier....bizarre...

Obviously I didn't enjoy that trip much but I love visiting the ancient temples n definitely will visit Angkor again Insyaallah. Next time free n easy.....

Anyway, here are halal eateries in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh:

Degustation of Amok - Banana Leaf Restaurant - Siem Reap by Alexandra Moss.
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1. Hotel with halal restaurant Siem Reap –

a. Princess Angkor http://www.hotelclub.net/hotel.reservations/Princess_Angkor_Hotel_Siem_Reap.htm

b. Damnak Angkor Village http://www.agoda.com/asia/cambodia/siem_reap/damnak_angkor_village_boutique_resort.html

2. Hotels with halal restaurants Phnom Penh
City Villa http://www.phnompenh-hotels.org/City_Villa_Hotel_Apartment

Puncak http://www.passionasia.com/cambodia/phnom-penh/puncak.html

Holiday Villa http://www.asiarooms.com/cambodia/phnom_penh/holiday_villa-hotel-reviews.html?hotelID=18600&total=34&perPage=10&start=20

3. Restaurants Siem Reap

a. http://travelqa.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/07/24/the-weather-in-siem-reap-cambodia-and-the-availibility-of-halal-restaurants-there/

b. http://www.holiday-in-angkor-wat.com/restaurants-siem-reap-halal.html

c. http://www.travbuddy.com/LITTLE-INDIA-Restaurant-Halal-v191709

d. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/bluelist/index.cfm?fa=main.viewList&list_id=12296

e. http://www.43things.com/things/view/1949701/indian-restaurant-halal-food-dining-eating-siem-reap-cambodia

f. http://www.islamicfinder.org/getitWorld.php?id=85536&lang=

g. vegetarian http://www.veggieplaces.co.uk/vegetarian_restaurant_si%C4%95mr%C3%A9ab_kh.html

4. KFC http://www.halalfocus.com/artman2/publish/asia/KFC_brings_Halal_to_Cambodia.shtml
5. Food review http://www.holiday-in-angkor-wat.com/siem-reap-restaurants-curry-walla.html

6. Restaurants - Phnom Penh / Siem Reap
http://www.zabihah.com/lr.php?id=129

http://www.yellowpages-cambodia.com/restaurant-and-bar-guide/halal-restaurants/

7. Restaurants Phnom Penh
http://www.expat-advisory.com/cambodia/phnom-penh/halal-happening.php?PHPSESSID=5e0a674ab0b2e39b9e58ea3e3908b321

http://www.canbypublications.com/phnompenh/pprest.htm

http://www.globosapiens.net/travel-information/Phnom+Penh-1521.html

http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/65c9a/123984/2/

8. Tips –
http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,26058,24022310-27977,00.html

http://www.osmansany.com/josh/holidays/siemreap/food.htm

http://www.myzarratravel.com.my/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=9

http://poriomaniac.blogspot.com/2006/08/siem-reap-cambodia_30.html

http://malaysiantraveller.wordpress.com/backpacking-2/siem-reap-angkor-wat-19-to-22-january-2007/

http://nsangkor.com/indianrestaurants.htm

http://www.khmerdynasty.com/News/article/sid=1500.html

http://www.asialifecambodia.com/?m=article&a=detail&cate_parent=133&article_id=198

http://www.talesofasia.com/cambodia-bronwyn-aug04.htm

http://delampicka.multiply.com/journal/item/2/raya_korban_kemboja

7 comments:

putri said...

Hey cool blog! Keep up the good work!
-Putri (halal food blogger)
http://putri-berendam.blogspot.com

Croesus said...

thanks putri :-)

Tony Liu said...

You took a very attractive picture & make me very hungryp while looking at it.
Good Work.
Tony.
香港仔時昌迷你倉

Croesus said...

Thanks Tony BUT those are not my pictures :-) if you click at the links below the pictures, it will direct you to the photographer's sites. Yeah these guys took reaaly good pictures.

Anonymous said...

Chusska, Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
CHUSSKA. pure Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Halal in Siem Reap, serve the finest, most authentic Indian vegetarian food in smart yet comfortable restaurant located in the heart of Town. Vegetables are an integral part of food and consume them in a number of ways. Can boast for its innumerable varieties of tasty and nutritious vegetarian dishes add a number of spices to make them really exotic and also prepared using different methods of cooking. Offer a number of tempting Indian vegetarian recipes of mouth-watering dishes.

Opening Hours: 11:00 to 22:00 for Lunch and Dinner.
Location:Street# 7,Old Market Area one block north of Pub Street,Siem Reap,Cambodia
Tel : +855 (0) 12 212138
E-mail : chusska@yahoo.com
Cuisine: Indian (Vegetarian kitchen)
Price Range: Affordable (3$ to 6$)

Anonymous said...

Maharajah Restaurant is the well known and best Indian Pakistani Restaurant in town, run by Pakistani brothers.
Its popular in Muslims and non Muslims equally. The most favorite haunt of both expiates & tourist curry lovers, due to its Fresh, Hygienic & Authentic preparation. Used high quality authentic Indian spices that make all the visitors have to the delicious food with unforgettable taste. Very Reasonable Priced. with the largest Veg Menu in town, Vegetarian dishes preparation featured or primary dishes cooked with out the use of any non vegetarian item.

The result ensures that The Maharajah provides the most welcoming of restaurant environments to enjoy the finest Indian cuisine.
The centuries old traditions of preparation and hospitality are yours to enjoy as they invite you to dine at Maharajah Restaurant.

Anonymous said...

Taj Mahal Restaurant:
Classic Indian Cuisine Halal
"From ancient places of the Indian sub-continent to modern kitchens, hand-blended masalas remain a treasured element of the finest cooking. The rich spices found in these blends are imported from their native countries, and mixed with the greatest care by Master Chef M. Ahmad and his professional team of the popular Taj Mahal restaurant, one of the tasty pints in Siem Reap.
M. Ahmad's inspiration came from researching the favorite dishes of many royal families who ruled India centuries ago. Free wifi. "
Location: Street# 11, Near to Pub street Old Market Area, Siem Reap, Cambodia

11:00AM - 10:00PM
Tel: 088-8765100
tajmahalcuisine@yahoo.com