Vietnamese and Cambodian Food


Here is a place for lunch or dinner in the heart of Chinatown, that will surprise you! Phnom Penh is a basic looking restaurant on East Georgia. It’s not fancy inside or out, but they know what they are doing with food.

I learned about them several years ago in the Vancouver Cooks Cookbook. Their Chef was showcasing his recipe for Hot and Sour Soup with Prawns.

But recently, a friend did some research on what else they are known for and wow, fantastic! We shared of course, the hot and sour soup with prawns. Although served in vision cookware ;o) it was hot with spicy and sweet flavours and big chunks of pineapple. Then the spring rolls which were pretty good, there must have been 8 of them, so great value! And the surprise for me was the butter beef. Thinly sliced beef marinated and served carpaccio style with lots of cilantro and a dark asian sauce. I will admit, I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised. It was really delicious.

If you want a bit of mid-day culture or just an experience, head to Chinatown.

Phnom Penh
244 East Georgia St. (just east of Main St.)

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One thought on “Vietnamese and Cambodian Food

  1. Jamie wilmott says:

    I’ve been going here for years, and so have my friends. #35, which if I remember is fillet beef on rice with egg. Might not be for everyone, but i love it.

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