No matter how good the food in an adoptive country is, there really are times you’d crave for a taste of home. For me, Filipino food is all about comfort, of being reminded of childhood days, of my family. Thankfully, here in Phnom Penh, there are lots of places to get delicious Pinoy food. One of them is Bistro Lorenzo.
Funny how I scoured my food posts on the blog and realized I haven’t written about Bistro Lorenzo yet considering we have dined there several times already.
Here’s one of the recent food trips there with my good friend Sreisaat. We ordered sizzling sisig, bicol express and halo-halo.
Sisig. Oh wow! This was good. I was on the verge of ordering a beer when I first tasted it. I’ve been craving this for so long, I even tried making it at home, but I always end up with a mess. Lol. So its nice to know, Bistro Lorenzo has an absolutely delicious sisig on their menu.
Bicol Express – after that heavenly sisig, I sort of went right down to earth with this. I’m a Bicolano with a dad who is just a really fantastic cook, so I’m pretty picky when it comes to how Bicol Express should be. This one has really tough meat, it was not spicy (not even hot) and my biggest beef? The coconut cream, it was too watery, malabsay as we say in Bicol. Don’t get me wrong, it didn’t taste bad, it was just so so.
Halo-halo. – yes, it looks a bit unappetizing, but don’t let that stop you from digging in. It actually tasted good. And yeah, it satisfied my crazy cravings.
Prices are within $3-$5 per dish range. Servings are meant to be shared usually for 1-2 persons. Previously, I have tried several Bistro Lorenzo dishes and favorites would be fresh lumpia, crispy pata, kare-kare, paksiw na pata and dinuguan. If you’re craving for some Filipino delicacies or maybe have been wanting to give this not so well known cuisine a try, check out Bistro Lorenzo.
#12 E0 St. 306 BKK1 Chamkarmon, Phnom Pen, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
Tel No. 092 867 901
This is also an entry to Food Trip Friday.