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Boat Noodles (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, May 12th, 2010

Boat Noodles at Damneon Saduak

Boat Noodle Vendor

Boat boodle vendor

Readers of this blog know that we do love our noodles. One of our favorites would have to be Boat Noodles, or Gkuay Tiow Reua. (See Kasma’s blog entry on Beef Noodle Soup.)

Damneon Saduak floating market is a popular tourist destination and for good reason. Kasma used to stop there on her off-the-beaten-track adventures but she always arrived at the market around 7:00 a.m., at least a couple hours before most of the tourists show up. After taking a boat trip around the surrounding canals she’ll invariably breakfast on Boat Noodles at the far end of the market. Although this gentleman has passed away, his children have taken over the operation.

Boat noodles are a particular type of noodle, usually with a very rich and tasty broth. Sometimes in the city you’ll see a storefront selling “boat noodles” that advertises the fact by having a boat out front to draw in customers.

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