March 27, 2011

Khmer Surin Restaurant, Phnom Penh…there are other better choices in Phnom Penh

They claim authentic Khmer & Thai cuisine. The green mango salad was awfully sour and salty. We also had the omelette with dried salted fish (then again, every food item seem to have a bit of dried fish and prawns in them), stir fried bean sprouts and trai bang koo chait (a fish dish). The fish amok is served in little pots, each with a subtle difference of flavour. Frankly, there are other places to serving better tasting amok in Phnom Penh.

Housed in an old, wooden traditional building with plenty of greenery, the second level you are seated on cushions on the floor and low tables – Thai style and the third level is on the rooftop. The service is indifferent.

There are better choices in Phnom Penh for socially-conscious dining. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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