One of the best things about living in Phnom Penh is that, though this city is small and not as sophisticated (yet) as neighboring countries, the dining options are just staggering. Perhaps because tourism is really on the upswing, or maybe its the presence of a really sizeable expat community but whatever the reason is, eating out in Phnom Penh is a pleasure! One realizes that once you’re settled here and starting to explore those countless little restaurants, you’d always be in dire need of every conceivable way to lose weight. Tempting, tempting array of international cuisine and at super affordable prices too.
Take for instance, last week, my friends and I had coffee and then went off to some serious thrift shopping. Tired and hungry we mulled over where to eat. We were in Tuol Tompong area so where do we go? That time we fancied eating something spicy and Asian. An Indonesian restaurant named Sumatra, was suggested. So off we went. It’s located at No. 55 St. 456.
Quaint and with a really homey feel. With comfortable rattan chairs for seats and the walls painted a bright and cheerful green and orange. We were greeted by the cook himself, a guy from Indonesia and I knew we were in for treat – home cooked authentic Indonesian fare!
Anyway, here’s what we had..
Hot hot hot! Beef Rendang..
Indonesian Gado Gado – Fresh vegetables with creamy peanut sauce..
Spicy Chicken Rica Rica
Indo Mee.. this is just so yummy!
All of that plus rice for four persons and drinks cost less than $15! And thanks to PinayMum for footing the bill 🙂 Happy Birthday again, Che!
This is an entry to Food Trip Friday meme.