In the restaurant Mercy House opposite the Star and Asia hotel we took our daily breakfast early morning. There was not always somebody around who spoke english, but there is a english written menu. When you have entered and choosen your table they bring a pot of tea with small glases within a minute before you order your breakfast. Also the service was always very quick.
Favorite Dish: There are egg, peanut and strawberry sandwiches, but also different hamburgers. And of course Khmer food, if you like. The most special are all types of juices and shakes with funny names and colours. The ones I tried were delicious.
No! Sorry, despite the name this a not a Khmer-style Coffee Shop, but a very good restaurant in Battambang. I liked the food so much that i even had my birthday dinner here.
They call themselves 'Thai Cambodian Cookery School and Restaurant', unfortunately we didn't have the time to take a course there, but it's certainly worth it, the standard of the cuisine is quite high.
Favorite Dish: 'Sizzling Volcano' : Cambodian beef BBQ. According to the manager i was the first guest ever who ordered this dish. That's strange, even though it's the most expensive item on the menu (2,50$) it's great value. You get enough beef for two and the meat is lean and tender.
Sometimes you find a restaurant that is so good you just don’t even want to try another one. You swear if you ever come back to the town in question, the first thing on your mind will be said restaurant. Sometimes, the dining experience overshadows what you came to see in the first place. Well, the White Rose was such a place. Sure, it was in the Lonely Planet so you half expected it to be touristy and nowhere near as good as purported. Hate to admit it, right, but the old LP can be right sometimes and this is one of the cases. First off, it’s full of locals. Of course, the nine other people in town (all with LP) are there too but hell, can you blame them when the food is this good? To make it more of a no-brainer, the place is immaculate, the service is friendly and quick, and it’s pretty damn cheap, even by local standards. The quality of the meat (and fish) in particular is verging on Western. It’s no wonder it’s full of locals and travelers alike. I just hope it stays that way. And that we get back there someday again. If I EVER get back to Battambang, I’m heading right for the White Rose. Just like I did for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day I was in town.
Favorite Dish: Their Bobor (rice porridge with either fish or pork) is exceptional. I tried this local delicacy a few times at street side stalls but it was a real crapshoot as to what kind of “meat” you were going to get. They probably figured foreigners were rich and gave me the special brains and assorted organ meats that locals are willing to pay a premium for! Lol Well, at White Rose, the pork and fish in particular were just great. Breakfast for two for under two bucks and a good size dinner with great fruit shakes about twice that.
In Cambodia the better food is on the streets.
I never ate in restaurants but i'm a backpacker and go for the real thing.
Warning: the food in the kettles is good but don't go too late because that way it will be no longer hygienic and maybe the food will come out as quickly as it gets in.
I experienced that sometimes...
Sorry, but I forgot the name of the restaurant. It must be very famous with locals because there are a lot of seats.
I informed one evening for the prices but they were a little bit too high for my budget.
I suppose the band was rehearsing but it felt like a private concert...
Well, it's amazing but the food in Cambodia looks coloured. I don't know how they do it but the 'red' meat looks even more reddish than it should be.
When I saw this, I sweared I'd never eat meat again in Cambodia... but I couldn't resist it....
("The flesh is weak")
Near the local market, in one of the side streets, you won't miss this man.
He's famous for his vegetarian small snacks, he's very cheap and his food is always very fresh and clean.
I don't remember the price but it shouldn't have been more than half a dollar for 4 hamburger-sized snacks. I got one for free..
The next day, they saw me coming and prepared 5 snacks for the price of 4. Nice man
Very tasty dishes, I was quite impressed.
The staff couldn´t spek English but it doesen´t matter.
We also had our breakfast here and it was incredible - American breakfast with everything and very good coffee´ for less than 1 $!!
The restaurant has seen it´s better days, but the food!!
Many locals are eating here.
Favorite Dish: It can´t go wrong
I quite satisfied with this restaurant. After we have wondering around, we just look for a quiter place and sure a coffee to be served.
Smokin' Pot look very exclusive for me but definately ok about those food and stuffs. I ordered black coffee and smell good. We've been asking about local Cambodian coffee despite he serving us with Instant coffee.
Instant coffee are much more expensive than local coffee..
A clasical meeting point for the locals. Local food and a TV showing Thai Boxing while the locals bet on it.
Take care of your change !
Favorite Dish: For me just perfect, being near the hotel and having coffee, without I couldn´t wake up
Should be one of the best restaurants in the city (there´re actualy not a lot of restaurants)
Entertainment program, concerning of singing Cambodians.
The stuff well educated doesn´t let you o put your beer by yourself in the glas.
Favorite Dish: Fried chicken with cashew nuts and dried chillies and as company: a Tiger beer.
It reminded me more of a worker restaurant. Nothing making you feel confortable but the food was just ok.
It should be one of these meeting points, but as Batdambang is not the first choise for tourists even there you´ll not find to many non-asian people
Favorite Dish: The avarage Cambodian choise for about 1-1,5 $, Beer as usual 0,5-1 $
This is a meeting point for many backpackers, It has seen better days and the food is average
Favorite Dish: A plate of fresh fruit - delicious! and Khmer snacks.