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Madame Butterfly, Siem Reap

Airport Road (Highway No. 6)
Siem Reap
Tel: 855 16 909 607's insider take:

This traditional raised wooden building, a half-century-old Khmer home converted by Frenchman Yves Polouet into a restaurant in 2001, is a bit incongruous amid the bland big-box hotels plaguing National Highway 6. Inside, the comfortable, unpretentious old-style decor—low-slung rattan chairs and Buddhist bric-a-brac—complements the teak exterior. The large menu's Thai and Khmer specialties, such as Penang curry beef and banana-flower salad, a tangy blend of grated banana buds, chicken, and fresh vegetables tossed with a peppery white-wine and fish sauce vinegar, have been slightly toned down for Western palates. Day-of reservations are suggested, as it's popular with groups lodging at nearby hotels.

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