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10 Great Bites in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

[Photos: Jennifer Kikoler]

When I told my brother I was chomping my way through Phnom Penh, the email I got back from him said, Eat a bug or some random meat for me. Cambodia has earned a reputation for the unusual—tarantulas, bony whole small birds, stinky durian—but when you start eating, what you discover is delicious (and insect-free ... mostly). I've shared the traditional foods that have won my hungry heart. Now, here's a collection of some of the best bites from this fast-growing international city: Chinese hand-pulled noodles, knockout Vietnamese pancakes, barbecue that would do a backyard grill warrior proud, and ice cream that rivals my favorite American scoop shops.

About the author: Jennifer Kikoler is a writer and editor currently volunteering at a youth outreach NGO in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She blogs at jenniferkikoler.wordpress.com.

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