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Breakfast in Cambodia

A traditional Cambodian breakfast dish made with rice noodles

What do Cambodian people eat for breakfast? Some typical breakfast options in Cambodia include congee, a rice porridge-like broth, as well as Chinese donuts and noodles.

Accompaniments to the congee may include dried mudfish, Chinese sausages, tofu, salted duck eggs, or dried shrimp. Additionally, it is common to have coffee with condensed milk or tea as a beverage. The meals of lunch and dinner tend to be similar in nature.

Num Banh Chok

a traditional Cambodian breakfast dish made with rice noodles, coconut milk, and various herbs and vegetables. Num Banh Chok is a traditional Cambodian dish made from rice noodles served with a fish-based green curry sauce and fresh vegetables. It is a popular breakfast food in Cambodia.

Kuy Teav

a popular noodle soup dish made with rice noodles, pork, and various herbs and vegetables.

Kuy teav is a popular noodle dish in Cambodia. It is a type of rice noodle soup that is usually made with beef or pork broth, seasoned with various herbs and spices. It is a staple food in Cambodia and is often eaten for breakfast, but it can also be enjoyed at any time of the day. The dish is typically served with a variety of toppings such as sliced meat, bean sprouts, scallions, and garlic, and it is often garnished with fresh cilantro and lime.


Vietnamese Pho has to be on this list. There are some good places you can find.

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs, and usually meat (typically beef or chicken). It is a popular dish in Vietnam and is widely enjoyed across Southeast Asia and in Vietnamese communities around the world, including Cambodia. In Phnom Penh, there are some restaurants serving the best Pho. Follow us on Twitter for more recommendations.

Bai Sach Chrouk

a traditional Cambodian breakfast dish made with grilled pork and rice. One of the most popular dishes in Cambodia, typically consisting of grilled pork or chicken served with rice and pickled vegetables. It is a common breakfast food on the side street in Phnom Penh and is often served with pickled vegetables and a dipping sauce made of fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar. It’s cheap and good enough for most Cambodians.

Bai Chaa

a traditional Cambodian breakfast dish made with fried or steamed dumplings filled with meat or vegetables.


a traditional Cambodian breakfast dish made with a thick porridge made from rice or other grains, often served with various toppings such as fish, pork, or eggs.