Thanks to the magic of Happy Cow we found the restaurant Chamkar.
The place is written up as a vegan friendly vegetarian restaurant, though I recall that the things on the menu we as vegans wouldn't eat were few. Click on the below two images to see the appetizer and entree listings.
We started out with the Potted Wild Harvest dip. I was sold on the description of the dish: "Pounded wild eggplant with coconut milk served with Khmer crudites and Cambodian baguette."
Continuing with the eggplant theme, Marya selected the Mad Eggplant Lovers. The description is: Stir-fried grilled eggplant with loofa, coconut milk, and the delicate taste of holy basil.
I had the Biting Amok dish. It had four little cubes of rice wrapped in amok leaf in a spicy coconut sauce.
All throughout Cambodia you'll see the image of Angkor Wat everywhere, from the country's flag to the country's most popular beer:
Below is our bill for Chamkar:
Another fun experience in Siem Reap was this place in the food stall section of the open air market Psar Chas.
Marya had an Angkor beer while I tried this Bayon.
Bayon is the name of a temple in the ancient town near Angkor Wat called Angkor Thom. It was my favorite part of the Angkor Wat/Thom site-seeing.
Craving noodles, I started out with this fried noodle dish.
We'd seen stir-fried morning glory on so many menus we decided we had to finally try it.
Anyway, it was okay. Some of the reeds were a tiny bit tough, and such a big plate of the same vegetable gets old after the first 10 or so bites.
Marya got this lovely Khmer curry:
And here's the bill for all of that:
I'd like to say a word about our accommodations in Siem Reap, too. We stayed at the Siem Reap Garden Inn.
Everyone who worked there was very pleasant and the place is lovely. Without asking, they gave us the best room in the place, which was an affordable $15/night.
They have their own on-site tuk-tuk driver who, for a fee, will drive you to the sites at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and other surrounding structures on half or full-day outings. They'll even take you there before sunrise to see the sun come over temples. This didn't work out for us as it was raining quite hard the morning we wanted to do this.
The Siem Reap Garden Inn is on a dirt road that's an easy 1/4 mile walk right into town. Highly recommend it.