When I first came here, I wasn’t really ‘noodle enthused’. When I think about noodles, what comes to mind is Lucky Me pancit canton brand. Lol. And Pinoy style pancit and palabok. Don’t get me wrong, Pinoy style noodles are delicious but we do lack variety. And I do get why, since were essentially not big noodle eaters.
But coming over here opened my eyes to different ways noodles can be enjoyed. They have it with soups, stir-fried, stir-fried with sauces, with curry, with fish, cold and salad style etc. For one, I never thought I’d enjoy keuw teuv (white rice noodle) since all I am familiar with is the yellow mee noodles. I am absolutely nuts about noodles in soup and the way they fry noodles topped with sauce is just crazy delicious!
Ever since I started going to Khmer language school, my frequent hangout would be this cafe called Royal Coffee and they have a noodle menu that would make even non-noodle lovers melt. I’ve promised myself I’ll try it all. Lol. I’m just a halfway through though. Here’s just some of the noodle varieties I have tried.
pork and seafood with keuw teuv ( can also be ordered with yellow mee)..they are never stingy with toppings.
Dumpling noodle soup. By far my favorite.
Beef Keuw Teuv Noodle Soup. A Classic.
Beef Yellow Mee Noodle Soup. Topped with dried minced radishes.
Spicy Beef Koh Kor with Yellow Mee Noodles. I’m not a big beef eater but I like the way Khmers cook beef. Sans the fat, tender and with this recipe, the spices makes the beef palatable. This one’s delicious, another favorite.
I absolutely love stir fried noodles. Keuv teuv noodles stir fried with chicken, veggies and egg.
My orders usually go with… whatelse but Khmer Iced Coffee…
So now, I can say I really eat breakfast the Phnom Penh-oi way. And now you also know why its an impossibility for me to lose weight here. Hahaha.
Please forgive the grainy quality of the photos. I rarely bring a camera to school and I ended up taking photos using hubby’s phone cam. The soup steam on the lens doesn’t help either.
An entry for Food Trip Friday