If you are staying in Siem Reap for more than a few days, chances are you’ll be looking for a mini market to buy some stuff.
There are several of them in town, and in most them you will be able to find what you need.
Most stores carry snacks, drinking water, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and all the other things that a traveler might need.
There are mini markets all over town, so finding one isn’t difficult at all. Finding what you want, on the other hand, could be a bit more difficult.
Angkor Market (Sivatha Blvd.)
Angkor Market is probably the most complete of the modern markets around. It is located on the busy Sivatha Boulevard, about a 5 – 10 minute walk north of the Center Market.
It has veggies and fruits, olive oils, lots of western seasonings, household items, juicers, shavers, some stationery, and other more regular stuff like bottled water, soaps, shampoos, sunscreens, and batteries. This mini market has many imported items and some Japanese and Korean stuff as well.
The store is rather compact, but it does have the widest selection of imported items.
Angkor Market has everything you need. Almost.
Starmart (Caltex gas station, at National Route No. 6)
Starmart is a typical gas station shop offering only the basic necessities. They have water, ice cream, diapers, gum, snacks, etc. There is also a limited selection of Blue Pumpkin bread and pastries in the back.
On the other side, there’s a coffee shop serving hot and iced coffee to Cambodians and tourists on the go.
Starmart – the typical gas station market
Express (Sokimex gas stations all over town)
The Express mini market is probably the one you’ll frequent most during your stay in town. They are located on all the major roads, and most likely there will be one near your hotel or guest house. This makes it the convenient place to go to for a quick errand.
They have cereal, milk, batteries, sunscreen, battery chargers, and other things that a traveler might need.
Some larger Express markets will have an eating area serving Cambodian food and drinks.
Express has chips, cereal, chocolates, batteries, and more.
Angkor Trade Center (Old Market area, Pokambor Ave.)
On the ground floor of Angkor Trade Center, there’s a mini market that captures that supermarket feeling. The selection, however, is not any better than Angkor Market.
You can find many brands of imported chips, soaps, shampoos, frozen foods, ice cream, and a small selection of fresh fruit in the back. They also have a decent selection of household stuff like pots and pans, and cleaning materials like mops and brooms.
It’s the typical Siem Reap mini market. It’s not really big, but it will give you what you need.
The trade center looks white and sterile, just like a supermarket
HuyMeng (Old Market Area, Sivatha Blvd.)
HuyMeng is located near the Old Market and the sign says they’re open 24/7. It has the usual items, with a limited selection of fruits and vegetables in the back refrigerator.
It also has several imported items, like Kettle Chips, cooking oils, and seasonings. Because of its strategic location, HuyMeng is a convenient place to stock up on water and snacks before catching a tuktuk to your hotel.
Huymeng: Open 24/7 in the heart of town
So in short…
There are several mini markets in Siem Reap, so you won’t need to worry about getting the random items that you’ve forgotten. But just don’t expect too many choices as there aren’t many here.
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