These places are not glamorous, not posh. But boy! do they serve just some of the best Khmer food I’ve ever tasted. Truth is, most Khmer food in Phnom Penh restaurants are washed out and tempered to cater to tourist-y palates. So if we’re craving real Khmer yumminess, its either we homecook or head over to small restos in the city outskirts.
One of our favorite places is right across the Japanese bridge, small eateries dotting the riverside. We specially love the hammock places! Little huts on stilts, right on the river edge, with mats spread and hammocks (Check out this previous blog post for more photos). Food there is cheap and very very delicious.
Here’s our delicious Khmer lunch the last time we headed over to one of those little hammock houses..
Samlor with Fish Eggs and Young Tamarind Leaves. The kiddo picked this out, she loves fish eggs. I was a skeptic at first (I don’t like fish eggs) but wow! This was a fantastic soup, with just the right amount of sourness. The fish egg actually tasted good and lent a lovely texture.
Steamed Fish with Veggies and Nom Banh Chouk – Hi-ace loves this. Eaten wrap style or fish flaked and mixed with noodles and drizzled with the sweet spicy sauce. Really good, especially with loads of chili.
This is also an entry to Food Trip Friday.