How does it taste?

If you don't know, curry is a dish that includes meat, fish, or seafood cooked in sauce and spices. Spices like onion, garlic, turmeric, and lemongrass are ground to make the sauce, which makes the food more flavorful. Therefore, curry has a very rich taste.

In many cultures, the main ingredient used in curry is chicken or pork. Cambodian red curry sometimes also uses fish or goat meat. Other essential ingredients include potatoes and carrots.

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The Cambodian red curry has a rich and intense flavor

Unlike Thai or Indian curries, Cambodian red curry uses less chili. In their culinary culture, they do not prefer spicy tastes. Instead, they use coconut milk to flavor the dish. So when you taste Khmer red curry, you will feel the creamy taste in the sauce mixed with the softness of the potatoes and the aroma of the meat. All will create fireworks in your mouth.

Accompanying the curry sauce will be white rice or bread, depending on your preference. But in my opinion, you should pair the sauce with white rice if you want to experience being a true Khmer. In addition, enjoying it with a bit of alcohol will also make your meal more enjoyable.

Where to Eat Red Curry in Cambodia

You must be finding Cambodian red curry quite appealing, right? After careful evaluation and consideration, I have selected the best restaurants serving curry in Cambodia for you. These restaurants are conveniently located and highly rated by locals. 

Psar Kab Koh Restaurant

  • Address: Number 9 Street, Kab Koh Market Area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Opening hours: 8 AM - 10 PM

  • Price: $1.5 - $3.75 per dish

Par Kab Koh is a humble eatery serving traditional dishes of a Khmer family. They have been cooking and serving Cambodian red curry for many years, so their curry is beloved by the local people. This restaurant is rated as serving the best curry in Cambodia.

Although it's not located in a tourist area, Psar Kab Koh Restaurant is not too far from the city center. You just need to move a little to the Kab Koh market area, the restaurant is right across from this market. The curries here are made with fresh ingredients because it's quite close to the market. Therefore, it can be considered the ideal place to enjoy Khmer red curry when visiting Cambodia.

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Psar Kab Koh Restaurant is located in the bustling Kab Koh market area.

However, there is a slight language barrier here. As most of the restaurant's guests are locals, you might want to learn some basic Khmer phrases or ask for the help of a guide (if available). This will enhance your experience here.

Curry Pot -TTP Indian & Nepalese Restaurant 

  • Address: St 454 No. 54 A Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Open hours: 8 AM - 11 PM

  • Price: $1 - $6 per dish 

The second curry dining spot in the capital Phnom Penh that I want to introduce to you is Curry Pot. The renowned chef here has many years of experience cooking various curries at restaurants in India, Nepal, and of course, Cambodia. With the chef's talent, you will enjoy curries cooked to your personal preference. The impressive menu boasts up to 200 types of curry, providing you with ample choices. If you are vegetarian, this restaurant is a great place for you to eat vegetarian curry.

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The experienced chefs of Curry Pot Restaurant

The restaurant is located near the center of Phnom Penh, making it very convenient for you to move to other nearby sightseeing spots. As the restaurant is not too big and is always crowded, I advise you to book a table before coming.

Curry Wala Restaurant

  • Address: Sivatha Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Open hours: 10 AM - 10:30 PM

  • Price: $2.5 - $16.75 per dish 

Cambodian red curry

Cream butter chicken curry

Curry Walla Restaurant is renowned for dishes featuring Indian and Cambodian flavors. The restaurant offers a spacious setting with professionally arranged tables in a Western style. The staff provides enthusiastic service. In addition, their diverse menu includes a variety of traditional Indian and Cambodian dishes. 

Cambodian red curry is their specialty, but they also cater to vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free diets. Therefore, tourists don't need to worry about dietary restrictions when dining here.

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Diners enjoy their meals cheerfully.

Cousin Garden Restaurant

  • Address: Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Open hours: 7 AM - 10 PM

  • Price: $1.5 - $4.5 per dish

Cousin Garden Restaurant is known for its spacious space and cozy traditional Khmer style. The owner is Khmer, so the dishes are cooked true to Khmer flavors. The food here is made from fresh ingredients, making the taste of the dishes excellent. In addition to traditional Cambodian dishes such as Khmer red curry, spring rolls, grilled meat, and Amok. The restaurant also serves salads, Thai dishes, and a menu for vegetarians.

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Cambodian Red Curry in Cousin Garden Restaurant

They also sell various drinks like alcohol, tea, and tropical fruit ice cream desserts, suitable for a wide range of customers. Cousin Garden Restaurant regularly holds special events like Tapas Night. This event takes place on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, with all dishes priced at $1. Sounds very appealing, doesn't it?

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Cousin Garden Restaurant's cozy ambiance.

This restaurant is also superbly located in Siem Reap. It's just a few minutes away from sites such as Angkor Wat, the night market, and various bars. Do consider this location for your dining experiences.

Namaste India Restaurant

  • Address: No. 15, Street 308, Corner of Tonle Basak, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Open hours: 10 AM - 11 PM

  • Price: $2 - $9 per dish

The final place serving delicious Cambodian red curry that I want to introduce to you is Namaste India Restaurant. Located on the bustling street of the capital Phnom Penh, Namaste India Restaurant offers a luxurious and high-end dining space. As part of the Namaste restaurant chain, this restaurant serves excellent dishes prepared by renowned chefs.

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The luxurious ambiance of Namaste India Restaurant.

Here, you can choose curry dishes with flavors from India and Khmer. Various kinds of curry such as chicken curry, lentil curry, lamb curry, and seafood curry each have their own distinctive flavors. In addition to curry dishes, the restaurant also serves vegetarian dishes, salads, and unique desserts like rice soup and syrup cake. There are very special appetizer soups that I think you should try when dining here. These soups are carefully simmered from herbs, so they have a very fragrant smell and extremely attractive color.

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Namaste India Restaurant serves a variety of curries

The restaurant is located in a central location, just about 700m from the Independence Monument and about 2km from other famous places. Therefore, the restaurant is visited by many tourist groups. On social media platforms, Namaste India Restaurant is highly rated for its service quality and the taste of its curry dishes. 

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Curry is a culinary beauty in Cambodian culture that tourists should experience. We have considered and suggested the highest-rated places serving Cambodian red curry for you. We hope this information is useful and helps you make the best choice. If you are planning to travel to Cambodia, don't hesitate to contact New Asia Tours. We are always ready to answer your questions.