暹粒面積不大，共有7個區域，遊客大部分都全到市內的法租界 (Old French Quarter)，舊城區(Old Market) 及酒吧街 (Pub street)。小鎮內沿河而運，皇宮及充滿殖民地色彩的老房子，也可於這裡找到，風情萬種。日間於法租界四處漫步，十分寫意。如果覺得太悶熱，不妨到Raffle Angkor 喝下午茶，酒吧內的咖啡特別美味。舊城區如步行街一般，可四處游走，這裡隨處是時尚的咖啡店，特色的餐廳，及售賣手信的小店，還可品嚐柬埔寨地道名菜 Amok。
Charming Colonial Town
There are seven districts in Siem Reap, though most tourists gathered in the Old French Quarter, the Old Market and the Pub Street. The town centre is built along the river, where you can found colourful buildings from the colonial era and the royal palace. Walking casually along the area in the Old French Quarter is a relaxing affair. It would be a good idea to have afternoon tea in Raffle Angkor to avoid the afternoon sun as the bar serve exquisite local coffee. The Old Market is where you will find small vendors selling local specialities and food, as well as very fashionable coffee shops to hang around. Don’t miss the quintessential Cambodian dish Amok!.
Old Market 內隨處都是有型的餐廳。Discover the trendiest bars and restaurants inside Old Market.
Red Piano 是當年 Angelina Jolie 拍戲時於這裡消遣。 Don’t miss a bar called Red Piano where Angelina Jolie used to love to hang around here during shooting of her famous movie.
在街內游走時，不妨到 Gelato Lab 吃個冰淇淋吧﹗Drop into Gelato Lab for ice-cream and coffee, an escape from heat and sun during day time.
All About Food in Siem Reap
Siem Reap is a paradise for food because it is so rich in natural resources, especially for fresh fruits and vegetables! Do not miss out the fresh mangos here. Also, the city has so many restaurants serving all kind of exquisite local and international cuisines. Let me introduce a few of them.
- Cuisine Wat Damark – 暹粒市內最受歡迎食府，也是亞洲50大餐廳之一，法藉主廚Joannes Riviere 已札根於柬埔寨長達15年，善用地道食材，如河鮮、香料和蔬菜，配合他的經驗，創造了充滿現代感的高棉菜。One of the most popular restaurants in Siem Reap and named to be one of the Asia 50 Best Restaurants. French chef Joannes Riviere has been in Cambodia for 15 years. He is excellent in using local ingredients from the river, herbs and veggie, mixing them with his creativity to give traditional Khmer dish a modern twist.
於餐廳小房子內，有庭園和室內可供選擇。 The restaurant offers alfresco and indoor dining areas.
餐前小食 (Amuse-bouche)，材料包括西瓜配以豬肉和蝦乾及香蔥。 An interesting amuse-bouche in which watermelon is paired with dry minced-pork and spring onion.
(Appetizer) 柚子、蝦及荷花沙拉，配以香炒青蔥及椰子。 Pomelo and water lily salad with prawn, sprinkled with fried shallots and coconut and lemon basil, an extremely refreshing dish prefect for the hot summer in Siem Reap.
煎洞里薩湖 (Tonle Sap Lake) 魚，以咖哩清湯，番茄及地道香料一起吃，鮮魚味完全沒有被蓋過﹗My favourite fresh catch of the day from Tonle Sap Lake! Coacker fish is served with sour clear curry soup, tomatoes and local spices, banana chunks and rice paddy herbs.
香煎 Sanday 魚 (洞里薩湖的河鮮)，配以茄子3 食 (茄子蓉、蒸茄子和燒茄子)，十分惹味。 Pan-fried Sanday (fresh catch from Tonle Sap Lake) toasted with aubergine puree, steamed aubergine and fried aubergine! One of my favourite veggie on earth!
很特別的一度地道菜，以吳哥黑啤酒慢煮豬腿，配秋葵及已煎香的麵條及發酵辣椒汁。One of the most unusual local dish – Angkor stout slow cooked pork shank in black beer with okra together with fried crispy noodles and fermented chilli sauce.
很美味的甜品，朱古力紀廉及椰子加牛軋糖奶油和焦糖脆片。 Chocolate pot de crème with caramelised rice praline, toasted with coconut whipped cream and nougatine.
很喜歡這個petit fours。山竹(Mangosteen)、柑橘 (Tangerin) 和椰子，以上面的粗鹽調味﹗Petit fours is seasonal fruits in which mangosteen and tangerine seasoned with a pinch of salt!
- Fresh Fruit Factory – 一向怕冷的我，從來不吃刨冰 (Shaved Ice)，因為在香港開冷氣好像不用交電費的情況下，即使戶外攝氏30度的天氣，在室內地方也會經常冷得全身發抖﹗但因暹粒實在太悶熱，每天溫度大約38度，中午的時候更沒有人外出，否則不用一小時，可變燒豬。於是刨冰變得非常吸引。這間由日本人主理的小店，很有特色，刨冰是由煉奶製成，又香又滑，再配以地道芒果，味道一流﹗I was never fond of shaved ice because I do not like the cold. But since Siem Reap is scotching hot, having shaved ice is a welcoming change. This Japanese-ran store presents a very unique. This dessert is made by condensed milk and serve with fresh mango. The taste is exquisite.
門口給人嘻皮士的感覺，可能也反映著這對日本partners 的性格。A bohemian entrance which reflects the cool characters of the Japanese partners.
小店內每一幅牆已讓遊客留下他們的印記。我也在外牆畫了一個蝴蝶，老闆很開心。 This little gem is adorned with marks left by tourists all around the world. The owner is so delighted to see I paint a little butterfly on the wall as a gift to them.
芒果沙冰 (smoothie) 及刨冰很滑，必試。 The mango smoothie is a must try dish here.
刨冰很大碗，以煉奶製成，非常滑，溶了也不會覺得在吃沒有味的水。The silky smooth shaved ice is made with condensed milk based on Japanese recipe. It will not turn into ice water when it melts under the hot weather.
3. Raffes Angkor – 一個充滿殖民地色彩的老建築，酒吧給人懶洋洋的氣氛，天花上的吊扇，灰色的絲絨梳化，木椅子，望著酒店的泳池，非常的 “old world charm”﹗必點吧內的咖啡，用上暹粒咖啡豆，十分香濃，而餐前小吃香蕉片，是用胡椒和鹽調味，一吃難忘。 This is an old building full of colonial colour with a bar that gives a relaxed atmosphere. In full display is an old world charm – a ceiling fan, grey velvet sofa, and wooden chairs facing the hotel pool. Order a cuppa here made of the rich and bold local Siem Reap coffee beans. The taste of the pre-dinner snack, banana chips, seasoned with salt and pepper, leaves a lasting memory.
Old World Charm 耐看的地方不是庸姿俗粉的裝飾堆砌奢華，而是源自它優雅的本質，旖旎的風姿及引人入勝的內容。This enchanting hotel is a typical colonial style where you can immerse yourself in old world charm, a beauty who is femininely charming, elegant, graceful and a book for you to read…
大堂內的老升降機，默默地告訴Raffles 的歷史。An old elevator inside the lobby, whispering history of Raffles to everyone who passes by.
必點的咖啡，獨特的暹粒咖啡豆，甘香並帶有雲呢哪味，沒有苦澀的餘韻，一試難忘。 The latte is one of the best in town using local coffee beans that offer a hint of vanilla flavour without any bitterness in the end note.
酒吧望著室外的泳池，步伐放慢。 The bar oversees an outdoor swimming pool for everyone to unwind.
當日點了Macaron，雪糕及麵包布丁。 I also try macaron, ice-cream and bread pudding.
法租界 Old French Quarter.