Ecran Dumplings at Concept Cafe 2
UPDATE: Now closed
Located right across the infamous Bassac Lane, is the perfect spot to revisit last night’s antics over a coffee or beer, and enjoy watching the flow of Bassac during the day. A cozy setting, Concept Cafe 2 offers a diverse selection of options with Ecran Dumplings and Davy Croquettes restaurants inside.
A long time well established name all the way down south coast in Kampot, Ecran Noodles provides locals and tourists with an affordable, fresh hand pulled noodle and handmade dumpling offering. Known to some as Hangover Central in Kampot, the smell of their fragrant broth and roasted chilli oil brings life back to many after a long night out. Recently, aside from menu expansion to Siev Mai’s and other special edition options in Kampot, they have opened up their Phnom Penh branch, Ecran Dumplings. Ecran Noodles’ produce is also available at Angkor Market, 150m south of Russian Market. After many years of requests, Ecran has created a 100% vegan noodle, broth and steamed and fried dumplings. You can mix and match and order pretty much any combination of these at Ecran. Vegan options are available if you are looking for a quick snack alone, a hearty meal or snacks to share. I ordered a bowl of soup, noodles and vegan dumplings (half steamed, half fried, 5 each) to share with a friend. The noodles were not too soft or chewy with a nice bite, and the broth was really tasty and well balanced. The dumplings were packed with aromatic gingery vegetable mix – the fried ones were a ‘naughty but nice’ treat, and would definitely order them as a bar snack next time I am out on Bassac Lane. Looking forward to maybe trying a vegan Siev mai soon – or am I pushing my luck?
Vegan Produce Alert: Ask for the soy vinegar dip, or roasted chilli oil, these are must-have condiments for my pantry!
Ecran Noodles & Dumplings
#17B, Street 29, Tonle Bassac
10am – 10pm, closed Tuesdays