Cambodian cooking is all too often overshadowed by the signature dishes of neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam. But don’t be fooled, Khmer cuisine has much to offer. You’ll find full details online.
No visit to Cambodia would be complete without tasting the traditional dish of fish amok – steamed, curried fish that is coated in kroeung and cooked in a cup made from banana leaves. Beef lok lak is another signature meal, made with diced beef garnished with a piquant lime and pepper dip.
Phka Slaa Khmer Restaurant is a classy establishment serving traditional Cambodian fare. Popular menu items include the crispy pork, fish amok, whole fish on Koh Kong sauce.
The stylish and chic Malis is also not to be missed. Owned and managed by celebrated Cambodian chef Luu Meng, here you can dine on dishes including sand goby with ginger or beef and bamboo strips.
Another stylish eatery is The Sugar Palm, which has a lengthy offering of delicious Cambodian food, including Cambodian chicken curry, grilled eggplant and spring rolls.
Considered one of the best Khmer restaurants in town, Kravanh dispenses artfully prepared Khmer dishes. Don’t be fooled by the venues classy looks: the dishes are actually very reasonably priced. They have a second location over in the Russian market area.
Let your hunger have a heart and dine at Romdeng. Run by NGO Friends International the food is cooked by trainee chefs and served by young waiters in training. The food ranges from almost forgotten recipes from the provinces to contemporary creative cuisine.
On the second floor of Exchange Square office block is the extremely popular Nham Central, a Khmer food court run by the well-known Hagar Catering company. Sample the likes of a $2.50 Khmer set (a soup, a main and a dessert for just $2.50), or the weekly special for $4.50.