Delicious food served ‘family style’
We loved that our evening meal was served ‘family style’, which is traditional in Khmer culture. It enabled us to share a selection of delicious dishes created by the chef and his team. We started with a Cambodian favourite; a pretty collection of spring rolls, mixing fresh vegetable and herb packed rice paper rolls with delicious crispy deep fried rolls. All served mingled with salad, this was a tasty and light way to start our meal.
The main courses were thoughtfully crafted, delicious and flavourful. Favourites like sweet and sour vegetables were elevated with a lightly seared slice of soft tofu and flower garnishes. The flavours of typical Khmer cuisine were also present with a turmeric and coconut laden vegetable tofu curry. Mildly spiced but full of flavour, this was comforting and soothing to eat, the kind of food that makes you smile.
An outstanding eggplant dish steals the show
The star of the show was a clever take on another typical Khmer dish, arriving under a smoke filled glass cloche which when lifted released a delightful smoky cloud, revealing a beautifully presented dish. One single half of marinated eggplant, cooked to perfection so it was crispy, caramelised and charred in places but tender and juicy inside. Topped with cubes of smoked soy rich tofu, this dish remains amongst the best Khmer food we’ve eaten in town.