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    Connecting Hands Cafe: Good place for lunch

    by CEP1863 Written Oct 23, 2014

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    Having explored the architecture of Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and the treasures of the National Museum, I wanted to find somewhere for lunch. Within easy walking distance from the National Museum, Connecting Hands has just recently opened, providing training opportunities for women who are fleeing sexual exploitation. As soon as I walked in, I noticed that the place had a really clean, simple and modern feel.

    The menu is not extensive but there is sufficient choice for a lunchtime menu and in addition there are a couple of daily specials. I opted for a vegetable stir fried rice and a homemade smoothie that was called Mango Tango. The food was well presented and really tasty, the smoothie was absolutely refreshing. This is definitely a good place to stop off for lunch.

    Open daily 9:00 - 18:00

    Favorite Dish: Brilliant smoothies and juices all freshly made while you watch

    Connecting Hands Cafe Connecting Hands Cafe
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    Yi Sing: Couldn't resist

    by littlebush Written Oct 22, 2014

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    We stumbled across Yi Sing restaurant as we were looking for a cheap eat from some street food.
    Typical me and no willpower as soon as we looked at the menu, I was hooked in.
    It was probably the river side location that done it.
    It's a 'posh' place, by our standards anyway and we splashed out $19.
    But it was worth it.
    The location is superb, at the bottom of the riverside boardwalk near the palace.
    He service is good and efficient.
    The food was very very good. Anya had an amazing duck and Italian ham salad for $6 and I had an awesome chicken curry for $3.5.
    What I liked was they gave free nuts as a starter and also happy hour of buy one get one free for $3.2 cocktails or $2 beer.
    There is however a 5% service.
    But overall whilst my brain ignores our budget when it comes to food, his was a worthwhile error!

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    The Restore Cafe: Brilliant burgers!

    by CEP1863 Updated Oct 20, 2014

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    There are a plethora of restaurants and cafes in Phnom Penh supporting good causes and at first glance this one can seem to be just one more. This one however serves fantastic burgers and also caters for the vegetarian palate. Walking through the gate, you enter a really nice outdoor seating area that has been very tastefully decorated or if you prefer, you can head towards the rear where they have indoor seating too if you wish to avail yourself of aircon.

    The menu mainly focuses on burgers although there are a few specials such as spaghetti carbonara if you don't wish to go down the burger route. As a vegetarian, I was spoilt for choice with a number of burgers that are homemade from different pulses. I opted for a Lebenese Lover burger made from chick peas. I did not have to wait too long and I was not disappointed when it arrived. It looked amazing and tasted even better, I was not disappointed.

    Whilst this is a training centre, you would not know from the quality of the food. All profits from this venture go towards paying teachers's salaries in a rural school that they have opened. There is also a small area where there are a range of goods on sale that have been crafted by women from rural villages.

    Open 11:00 - 21:00 Sunday - Friday.
    Closed Saturdays.

    Favorite Dish: I opted for a burger called a Lebanese Lover. This was a homemade patty made from chickpeas. This was topped with humus, grilled vegetables, cheese and fresh salad. There was a side dish of homemade fries which were also excellent.

    The Restore Cafe The Restore Cafe The Restore Cafe
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    Master Suki Soup & Munich Beer: New Suki Soup with own brewed beer

    by Tedsocoa Updated Jan 21, 2014

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    This newly opened Suki Soup restaurant , situated centrally on the Sothearos Blvd, is brewing its own beer. Locally named "Munich". It is a great place, downstaires a large aircom dining place and on the first floor large open space and the brewery. Inside an closed aircom place with life music in the evening, where the freshly brewed beer is served in cooled glass carafes of 2 or 3 liters. This pilsner type blond beer and a stronger dark beer is excellent.

    Favorite Dish: Beside this own-brewed beer , there is a large choice of Kmer dishes and of course the in Cambodia very popular Suki soup, where you order all plates you like for self cooking.
    On the first floor you have a very nice view on the avenue and the parc. Open to late.

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    BOEUNG MEAS RESTAURANT: Eating outside City Center

    by Tedsocoa Written Jan 20, 2014

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    Outside the busy city center of Phnom Penh, just 3 km from the Japanese bridge, you can find a quiet "country"-restaurant MOEUNG MAES, where you can spend a nice afternoon or evening.
    This is a very large place where you have the choice to sit down in small bambou bungalows with 6-10 persons, in the shadow and with some life music with different singers.
    At the entrance you will find an enormous barbeque with a whole calf on the spit and a great variety of living fish, seafood, like lobsters, crabs in different aquariums, so no doubt that seafood is fresh.

    Favorite Dish: You have an enormous choise of different Khmer dishes; the roasted calfmeat was excellent, followed by fresh cooked fish with different more of less spicy sauces, and at the end a rather expentive speciality; small birds in a plate of different vegetables and aromatic herbs.

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    LYKY Seafood Restaurant: Excellent Seafood Restaurant

    by Tedsocoa Updated Jan 19, 2014

    Excellent fish restaurant, where you can be sure, that every type of fishplate you order, is really fresh, and prepared in the Khmer style.
    The interior of this restaurant is rather simple without special decorations, but the quality of all plates is high standard.
    Many local people are dining here and I advice you to reserve a table before going.

    Favorite Dish: Different times I have tasted a speciality, which consist in a plate of very small slices of raw fish, servec on a "bread" of ice. Some special sauces are served a the side : really delicious, when you like to eat raw fish. Don't hesitate, but for this dish you have to order before by telephone, because preparation is very long.
    If not many different fishes are served on a hot plate, in special sauces and spices.

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    Mother in Law House 2: Outside the city center

    by Tedsocoa Written Jan 19, 2014

    A bit tired from the traffic and noice in the city center of Phnom Penh, you can spend a nice aftrnoon, untill sunset and later, in this country restaurant, where you can sit down in small, open bungalows, while live music is playing Khmer music.

    Favorite Dish: This restaurant has an enormous choise of Khmer, Chinese and Vietnamese specialities. The average prices varies between 5000 to 9000 Riel from which you are supposed to eat with 5,6 or more persons.

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    "Samourai": Japanese Restaurant

    by Tedsocoa Updated Jan 19, 2014

    Once you would like to have an excellent Japanese dinner or lunch, try out this Samourai Restaurant, with an autentic Japanese interior, decorated with a real oriental style. When you are entering this restaurant, you are walking on a glass floor, under which a enormous aquarium is contructed full of beautiful red fishes and orthers.

    Favorite Dish: The menu gives a large choise of Japanese dishes, like Sashila, Sushi and Teppan-Yaki.
    The service is excellent and the quality is on a high level. The prices are on a higher level than the average Khmer restaurants, but it is worth wile.

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    Khmer Borane.: Brilliant Khmer food and a nice owner.

    by cachaseiro Written Dec 4, 2013

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    Khmer Borane is one of my favorite places to eat in Phnom Penh.
    It's located down by the river near the night market and is a really nice small restaurant that serves high quality khmer food.
    The owner is a very pleasnt and friendly cambodian guy who speaks perfect english as his family fled to Europe during the khmer rouge times.

    Favorite Dish: My absolute favorite dish there is the pepper beef where you have lot's and lot's of cambodian black pepper put on the nicely simmerd beef meat and it's a total treat eating that.

    Pepper and meat cambodian style.
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  • The Mediterranean Zone - Sorya Mall: “Unpretentious Mediterranean food"

    by Shujji Written Oct 26, 2013

    We visited this restaurant on our vacation as we both love Mediterranean food and had been given an excellent review from another traveler. Everything was very good, and nothing to complain about. First I had the Mediterranean salad which was so fresh and delicious. I highly recommend the very tasty chicken sandwich! The chef came out of the kitchen to see if we were enjoying our dinner. The restaurant is nice and clean. Lebanese music plays in the background.
    The prices are amazingly cheap for the quality of the food. Prices from $2.50 to $3.50.
    Staff were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive, top marks for that.
    I would go again.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Sandwich was great

    my lovely chicken sandwich
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    Saigon City 1: Very Good Viet Fare

    by cochinjew Written Mar 18, 2013

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    Just around the corner from the Mekong River Pub, after your mojito there head towards Saigon City 1 Vietnamese restaurant. once again, the maxim holds: where the tourists go the food is bad and where the locals eat the food is better and slightly pricier than the cheap food and expensive drink along the sisowath quay.

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    Calmette Botum Sakmoth: Eat excellent Khmer and Chinese

    by akkipaa Written Mar 16, 2013

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    Again our dear VT friend Anita took us to restaurant round and in a way this restaurant is one of the best kind we have visited. Very local, as you can see from picture and we were the only "outsiders" there. Not in every tourist's path. Nice decorations and the menu was Khmer and Chinese mixture.

    We let our hosts to decide the order and we ate different kind of fish, wholly grilled and one fish paste was served on a cut log and both were delicious. Mangos and Morning Glory, which are the best in Cambodia was included. Rice, of course, and curries if I remember correctly.

    Asian and Western food and a lot of seafood!

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    Namless so far (Tornado?): Simple and good

    by akkipaa Written Mar 16, 2013

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    The name of the restaurant didn't got to my film, but it was in second floor close to Pencil super marker in second floor close to hotel Cambodiana and Elephant park (Krom Ngoy Garden). Prices were very reasonable and we spend only 13$ to two plate and 5 beers.

    Good choice, the food was good and price quality ratio was high.

    From the terrace was a nice look to street food corner but, as this was our first day, we passed that ones. Later :)

    Favorite Dish: The bill is in Khmer language so I cant say what we eat but other plate was noodles in the picture and the other was whole grilled fish (like mackerel).

    Can't delete this wrong picture, later :)
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    Khmer Surin: Jungle in the Centre

    by akkipaa Written Mar 16, 2013

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    Our dear VT friend took us to this restaurant and it was a perfect choice, thank you Anita! The restaurant is 3-floor site with almost a jungle feeling on the ground floor. A lot of plants and everything was green and in good shape.

    We took places from 3rd floor terrace, cooling wind helped us to survive in 30 degrees C hotness (it was our first day on the trip). Excellent service and the food was superior.

    This was a special evening, I have been member of VT 10 years, not active all the time, but I haven't met any VT members before. Today, after 10 years I met first VT member here and we had a small but important VT meeting here.

    Favorite Dish: We were four and whole catering was:
    - Rises (brown, plain and sticky)
    - Num ka pi (as said in the invoice)
    - Green curry
    - Banana salad and
    - Wine, beer and refreshments

    Total bill was 47$.

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    Davids: Fresh noodles - go here

    by stevemt Updated Mar 14, 2013

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    This place is fantastic

    If you order noodles, they are made on the spot out front, and cooked straight away for you.

    Made the Chinese way, by hand with the pulling and twirling.

    And very very reasonably priced as well.

    David is the principal of a school in the countryside, and the restaurant helps fund the school, so all in all a worthwhile meal.

    You will want to come back.

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