Battambang may not rival either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for choice, but it certainly has a few eating options that stand up in terms of quality. All establishments are cash only.
Food Stalls by the Riverside -- On both the east and the west bank of the Sangker between the Old Iron Bridge and the New Iron Bridge are lots of stalls selling local food. Fried chicken, steaming soup, and other staple dishes are served under florescent tubes. It is a jovial Khmer scene and you will be made welcome. Learn a few words of Khmer and you will become popular as you are questioned in depth about your family members and financial liquidity. Open daily 5 to 9pm.
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