Breakfast at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Market

This morning we decided to do something different and go for an early morning bike ride. We experienced some of the heaviest rain we’ve ever been through last night, so this morning the air felt cleansed and the sky still damp and overcast – perfect conditions for cycling.

Phnom Penh’s Olympic Market isn’t known for its food – it’s more famous for its end-of-roll fabrics and textiles that come from the garment factories and are sold-on to individual buyers – but we discovered a wealth of great food stalls dotted around the market’s exterior. Being a Sunday morning, it was quite busy out; we squeezed between vendors heaving packed baskets of tropical fruits, shopkeepers sorting through mountains of soft goods, construction workers and labourers and tuk-tuk drivers stopping off for their morning meal.

Since I’m making a concerted effort to improve my photography, I thought I would take a short series of photos to document our morning. Here is breakfast at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Market in pictures…

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An impressive corner building on Monivong Boulevard, passed on our way to the Market.
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The table is set for breakfast.
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Cleaning shrimp with a custom-made blade tool.

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Ice + plastic bag + hot coffee = classic Cambodian beverage.

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© Emily Lush 2015
Our breakfast of choice, beef lok lak.

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Longan fruit.

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