Phnom Penh 金邊小館
Why oh why has it taken me so long to try this place out? I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and the place is always packed.
Looking at it from the outside, you’d never guess this restaurant is #1 on Urbanspoon. Located at the edge of Chinatown, Phnom Penh is a Cambodian/Vietnamese restaurant that has gained its popularity by offering rather unique and tasty dishes.
I was told that it would be 45 minutes for a table, but if I was willing to share with some people, that would cut my wait in half. I had no problem with that, and as it turns out, I only had to wait for fifteen minutes.
Phnom Penh is famous for many dishes, but one that has the whole food community buzzing is their chicken wings.
The wings are hand-battered in rice flour and spiced, then deep fried. They have a fantastic crunch. I love the lemon and pepper sauce they come with. Topped with cilantro to give a bit of extra flavour, these wings live up to the hype. I ordered a small order for myself, and I swear I could’ve have an extra order just for myself.
If you’re dining by yourself and want a bit of variety, I suggest the special combos. I ordered the special combo A that comes with deep fried spring rolls, a BBQ beef brochette, prawn supreme with sugarcane and vermicelli. For $9.50, the combos are very reasonably priced.
There was a lot of food at my table, but I still have time to have a Vietnamese coffee with my meal. Sweeten with condense milk, this was a great add on to my meal.
Aside from the BBQ brochette and the chicken wings, there are other many noteworthy dishes to have here. Next time I visit, I’m getting my hands on some butter beef and the spicy shrimp.