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Phnom Penh

10 Apr

This is my first restaurant summary/review that I have posted on my blog. I often post reviews on Urbanspoon after I eat at a new restaurant. I think it’s important to talk up a restaurant if you really like it, especially if it is in your local community. Visitors to your area will rely on your reviews to decide which restaurants to visit during their stay, at least I know I do when I am visiting somewhere new. Plus the positive reviews will help to keep your favorite restaurants in business!

When I decided to do a restaurant review for Miss Delish, I didn’t even have to think about which restaurant to talk about first. Phnom Penh is my absolute favorite restaurant in Vancouver.

Phnom Penh is a Vietnamese and Cambodian restaurant located in the famous Vancouver Chinatown. They make beautiful, authentic food. Nothing that they do really sounds really fancy or over the top, everything is simple but they know how to make all their dishes perfectly.

Mr. Delish and I started going to Phnom Penh about 3 years ago when some friends of ours told us about it. In some ways this place is a hidden gem, but when you get there you will realize that its amazingness has not gone unnoticed. Whether you go for lunch, dinner or a late night eat, the place will never cease to be packed to the brim. Don’t expect to walk in and sit down. Most times you will stand either outside the door, or inside crammed in the crowded entrance for 30-45 minutes before getting a table. The uncomfortable wait will be totally worth it, though.

As far as ambiance goes, there isn’t really much to speak of, well, other than tables of people talking loudly and slurping up bowls of noodles. 

I have some photos of our typical order.

We got a little excited and dug into the Beef Luc Lac before I remembered to take the picture. Silly me.

Okay so….we really dug in, like almost ate it all and now this picture looks kind of disgusting. I assure you it is an absolutely delicious dish. It is the most tender and thin slices of beef cooked in a rich and savory sauce, served over rice with an egg on top.

I can’t even explain how good this is, you’ll just have to go and try it for yourself.

Next up we have Spicy Garlic Squid.

Yum. Battered and fried squid pieces topped with fried garlic and green onions. They serve this, as well as most of their fried dishes, with a Lemon Pepper sauce that is to die for, it totally cuts through the fried taste and brightens up the whole dish.

Last but definitely not least, we always have to order their famous chicken wings.

You will notice that there is a plate of these on every table. You will also notice Mr. Delish’s hand sitting pensively in the background of this photo because I wouldn’t let him take one until I took the picture.

These chicken wings have a sweet and salty coating and are also topped with fried garlic and green onions and then served with the lemon pepper sauce. So good.

 If you live in Vancouver or are visiting, I highly suggest you stop at Phnom Penh for a meal. They do not take reservations unless you have a party of 6 or more, and sometimes not even then. Phnom Penh is located at:

244 East Georgia Street  Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

(604) 682-5777

If you go, or have already been, let me know what you think!

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