February 7, 2011

Romdeng, Phnom Penh…delicious, authentic Khmer food in relaxed surroundings. This is a must must do!

The restaurant is staffed with incredibly friendly, attentive, poised and well-trained youth – mostly teens – formerly living on the streets! Here you get real Khmer food in relaxed surroundings of an elegantly converted colonial home.

The food was great. We had  koh kong style seafood amok, the appetisingly seductive “two colour pomelo salads with dried shrimps in coconut milk vinaigrette”, romdeng’s famous fish amok in banana leaf. A MUST HAVE is the rice flour and tumeric crepes filled with caramelized banana topped with coconut gelato dessert. It looked and tasted stunning. However, we would NOT recommend any beef dishes as we tried both and they were forgettable: the spiced beef soup with morning glory and fresh herbs, stir fried red tree ants with beef and holy basil.

Impressed on my first visit, I returned again on my last day in Phnom Penh before heading to the airport. This is a must must do. This is still the true truth because I am still saying it as it is…

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