Phnom Penh has been on my food radar since FOREVER and I have
tried numerous times to go but it just never ends up happening. Luckily, Janice
(goodeat) and Steph (krispybites) also have not tried this ever-so-famous
restaurant yet so all three of us decided to go on a chilly Sunday afternoon.
so you may want to bus instead of drive. Or if you are going to drive, don’t park too close
to this area.
we still ended up waiting 10-15 minutes for a table.
menu. They have some interesting items like frog legs but since we already knew
what we wanted, I’ll keep it in mind for next time. First came a side of bean
sprouts and dipping sauces.
Egg Noodle ($6.00) was quite good but it didn’t really stand out to me.
broth may look clear and refreshing to you, but boy did I taste a truckload of MSG.
It was incredibly flavourful and delicious, but all three of us became thirsty
after drinking the soup. Not a good sign.
the chicken wings and the butter beef. They are pretty much the two most
popular items on the menu so I highly recommend ordering these if you are
going to come here. So anyways, the Butter Beef
($12.85) was SO RAW. Not that it’s a bad thing. But it did look a little
frightening when I first saw how red it was, especially in the center.
up taking quite a liking to this dish. By the end of the meal, I deemed it my
favourite dish of the bunch. 😀 But ladies, if you are going to eat this, you can’t think about calories or how
fat it is, or else it will ruin the experience. Just look at that hunk of butter
right there, you know it ain’t gonna be nice to your thighs.
Fried Chicken Wings ($7.95/ half order)! I feel like it’s the most famous, or at least the most talked about dish in Vancouver. I hear nothing but praise about these wings so I
came in having very high expectations.
and pepper. I thought the dip was interesting and it added another dimension to
disappointed that it didn’t live up to my expectations. The wings were no doubt
very crispy, flavourful, and on the whole, tasty, but it didn’t blow my socks
off. In fact, I’d be lying if I say these were better than the chicken wings
from Wo Fung (Aberdeen food court). These wings were good, but not THAT
good. The massive amounts of MSG was also
too much for me to handle.
Beef Luc Luc on Rice with Egg ($9.50) and it was really good!
complement to the dish. Furthermore, since MSG was probably oozing out of our
pores by now, the plain steamed rice was a good break.
- butter beef, deep fried chicken wings, and Luc Luc and egg on rice are their most popular dishes
- long line-ups during the weekend so either make reservations or come during down time
- warning: may feel puffy and bloated afterwards from all the MSG and salt