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I'm the Stung Treng fish.
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Just rolled into town on my way to Don Det. Here for like a couple hours. Let's see what happens...
At first it looks a little like Kratie. But less to do. I was here in 2006 during the World Cup finals, and there wasn't much to do, and barely a place to watch the game. There was Riverside and... now there is Riverside...
The Stung Treng riverfront can be described as a very pleasant gas station or what could have been a nice riverfront which instead focusses on servicing your car. A gas station is still the focal point and most of the shops along the river cater to those who need auto parts. There's probably cool stuff around here. What seem to be crap towns usually have cool stuff somewhere...
Just off riverside
Decided to try this place for lunch. 1:30pm and a couple beers in. Two advertisements mention Indian and Western food. Indian... So I take the right turn off the river and 30 meters later there it is on my right. Kid sitting at a table playing on a cell phone tells me the cook will be back at three or four. Sweet. Indian menu looked about three dishes deep anyway. Not a good sign. There's a place next door though...
Just Off Riverside
Bustling cafe-like place. I asked if they had food. Fried rice and chicken rice. Good enough. Chicken rice. A bunch of wing-like pieces of a chicken over rice for 5000 riel. Cool. Tasty. Dip them in the sweet-and-sour-ish sauce they give you. F'real. And a bunch of cucumber. Word. Anchor beer is 2500 riel. True story.
Update: The last time I went, they didn't have the chicken, so had beef instead. Really not as good...
So back in Mr. T's joint. I remembered it being pretty unmemorable. I guess the memory remembering its unmemorability remembers right. Drinking a 4000 Riel Angkor. Pretty long menu of Khmer dishes in the USD2 to USD3.50 range. Also some pizzas and burgers that I won't be trying today. There's a small book collection. They offer $1/hour internet (no wireless), tours and blahblahblah. Drank a few beers here while I charged my laptop.
UPDATE: They do have wireless now, as long as you spend USD2...