The Sihanouk branch of Lucky Supermarket attracts people from all corners of the city. As a newcomer, this is a great choice as your first supermarket. They cater to all expat groups: for westerners, Koreans, Japanese, Chinese and Indians. Any time of day, it is a fascinating window into Phnom Penh’s expat diversity.
|Meat selection||Huge meat & seafood aisle with quality Aussie steaks|
|Bread selection||They only stock a weird French brand that tastes funny|
|Imported products||Decent selection of Japanese and western imports|
|Fruits & Veg||Huge selection with tons of organic greens|
|Alcohol||The only thing missing is tallboy beer cans|
This supermarket seems popular with international school teachers, Japanese families and random expats. They have everything you need (awesome bread, good meat selection, tons of cheeses) in a well-organised space resulting in an always pleasant shopping experience. One thing they stock that others don’t is ground and deli chicken – for those on lean meat diets, this is a winner.
This is the king of expat supermarkets in Phnom Penh. They have smaller meat, cheese and veggie sections, but a massive selection of imported foods: frozen burritos, TV dinners, hash browns, Chunky soups, canned goods etc.
If you live near Aeon Mall, it has a massive supermarket on the ground floor with everything you’d expect, plus a growing selection of Japanese delicacies (sashimi, onigiri, karaage, etc). In addition there is an excellent international food court just past the cashiers with an amazing selection of cheap food: Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese.
If you live in the Russian Market area, both of the following offer everything the big supermarkets do, but on a smaller scale, with a more neighborhood feel:
- 99 cent Beer Lao tallboys
- Great selection of Monster energy drinks
- Excellent cheese selection
- Full range of breads: wholemeal, multigrain, ciabatta, etc
Just a few meters from the stalls of the Russian Market, this super friendly neighborhood shop has fruit, veggies, meats, cheeses, cereals, beers, cup noodles, vodka, viagra, toothpaste and more.