Phnom Penh – Dinner Party

The other day, we and some friends decided to have a dinner party at Phnom Penh.  Did you know you can reserve large tables in advance?  It’s a good idea since it always seems busy at this little Chinatown holdout.  While we were dining, we noticed a table next to us that was obviously reserved.  Some Chinese family boldly walked in past the crowds of patiently waiting guests, sat down, and were quickly shoo’d away by the staff when they found out the table didn’t belong to them.

One of the problems with places like Phnom Penh is trying to decide what to eat… there are so many choices.  Do you stick to something you know you’ll like or do you try something different.  The #5 – Mixed Noodle in Soup gets you a combiantion of two types of noodles along with various slices of meat in a very large bowl.

Of course, a meal at Phnom Penh wouldn’t be complete without their famous Chicken Wings.

Did you know that they also make a Squid dish that has the same seasonings?  I think I prefer this over the chicken wings.

I decided to stick with a tried-and-true staple dish, the #35 Luc Lac Beef with Fried Egg.

It came with a refreshingly light soup.

One of our group ordered the #36 Chicken and Rice in Hot Pot dish – sorry, didn’t grab a picture.  When the waitress said it would take 1/2 an hour to make, we were all wondering what it was.  Turns out, it’s a huge hot pot dish that could easily feed 3 people.

Sometimes, it’s all about who you know.  One of our friends, who shall remain anonymous, gets recognized everywhere she goes (it’s a running joke with us).  The waitress saw her and brought us out some complimentary dessert… it’s kind of a chilled coconut milk on gelatin dish.  Not a very flavourful dish, but simple and light… and free.

Take a look at our previous blog entry here: Phnom Penh

Food: 5 / 5
Service: 3.5 / 5

244 East Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on August 29, 2011, in Cambodian, Restaurant Review, Vietnamese and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

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