A Delicious Khmer Lunch

Blog Meme, Cambodian Food & Cuisine, Food Trip Friday / Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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.

2 Replies to “A Delicious Khmer Lunch”

  1. was just planning to find a nice riverside place exactly like that, hence stumbling upon this blog…
    I’m sure there are a few more-or-less shitty places among them as well though, so could you be a bit more specific/exact on the location? Right across the bridge could be on the tonle sap side or even the mekong side, left or right … 🙂
    Unless you wanna keep it a secret ofcourse.

    1. Hi hmski, lots of restos running on the road parallel to the National Highway. Lots of them, can’t recall all names but most places are ok food wise, but can get crowded with beer drinking folks during weekends. Some are family oriented. This street going to Koh Dach Ferry has lots of restos to check out. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Koh+Dach+Ferry+Dock/@11.6115321,104.92979,17. I’m not so good with directions myself but my point of reference is the Mekong Condominium, drive along that street and take your pick of eating venue. 🙂

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