Evening in Siem Reap

June 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

We returned to the hotel a little after 1500 and everyone had a chance to rest, relax and shower before we went out again on our own at  1800 to see a few of the local sites and get some dinner.  We walked from the hotel past a park, the royal residence in Siem Reap, a Buddhist Temple with crowds of people and then into the less touristy area of the city.  Our target was a restaurant called, Marum, run the the Tree Alliance NGO.  We'd already eaten at two of their "training centers" in Phnom Penh and wanted to try this one, too.  Each has a different food theme, but shares the same goal of providing employment and training opportunities for disadvantaged and "street" youths.  Our wait and cooking staff each had t-shirts that said either "teacher" or "student" and the teachers hovered over the students as they took our orders (double-checking), gave them service hints, made sure everything was okay, etc.

We started with snacks of fried crickets and peanuts and ordered some rather inventive foods including some great meatball, excellent fish, and our first try at some Cambodian sushi.  Here's a link to the restaurant and its review (including mine) on Tripadvisor.

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