Where to shop for groceries in Sihanoukville, from the local markets to supermarkets that sell imported foods.
A newer entrant onto the Sihanoukville grocery scene, Orange Market has quickly become an expat favorite due to their wide selection of imported groceries and Western-friendly fresh foods. They carry a good (for Sihanoukville) range of imported dry goods and household items, plus some specialty items like Russian sauerkraut, yogurt, and kefir, frozen turkeys, imported cheeses, fresh bread, European spices, and a small selection of fresh produce. There is also a Korean Face Shop counter in the store that sells mid-range beauty products. They update their Facebook page regularly with information about new products.
Open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ekareach Street, Sihanoukville
T: 034 933 878
Expats in Sihanoukville have a love/hate relationship with the town’s only proper foreign grocery store, Samudera. Samudera carries a wide range of imported dry goods; it’s one of the only places you’ll find foreign-made products. Shopping here can be a challenge, as busloads of Chinese tourists stop here to stock up on cheap cigarettes and whiskey and the staff can be difficult. But you’ll find rarities like cheese and chickpeas there, and there aren’t a lot of better options.
Lucky Ocean Supermarket
Phnom Penh transplants are often perplexed to see the state of the Lucky in Sihanoukville. They may be forgiven for having believed that Lucky Ocean was an offshoot of the nationwide chain of Lucky Supermarkets, but alas, it is not. The Lucky Ocean Supermarket in the Ocean Mall in Sihanoukville is a barren wasteland with sparsely dressed shelves and in a location that is convenient to no one. The one area in which they excel is the one that is completely unnecessary, snack foods and candy. They do have a range of imported goods, but stocks are usually low and they don’t care much that you can’t find at Orange Market or Samudera. However, it has the benefit of always being blissfully empty, so it makes for a calming shopping experience.
Open daily, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
7 Ekareach Street, Sihanoukville
T: 034 451 155; 016 601 070
Local markets are the best place to go for fresh fruit and vegetables, and the biggest and the best in town is Psar Leu. They’ve also got loads of the usual stuff, from homewares to tools to clothing to jewelry.
7 Makara Street, Sihanoukville [map]
If you’re looking for Mediterranean and Italian-style charcuterie, check out Khmerita, an Italian-owned deli and shop that makes their own sausages, porchetta, and salami.
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