Every year, we take it upon ourselves to scour the city for the best and most affordable food Phnom Penh has to offer. The journey has taken us down back alleys and into nameless mom-and-pop shops – all to demystify our readers’ local eating experience. Everything on this year’s Cheap Eats list is under $5, with the majority well below that. You’ll find some places familiar from previous editions, but you’ll also find plenty of new options. Bon appétit!


$1.50 and under

$3.50 and under

$5 and under

Photographers: Sahiba Chawdhary, Pha Lina, Hong Menea and Charlotte Pert