After several months of absence, I’m back again here at FTF. And guess what, it’s my 100th post, an auspicious number if I may say so.
So here’s my entry:
Nature and Sea Restaurant’s Italian-style fish and chips. Fresh and delicious.
Nature and Sea Restaurant sits on the rooftop of a corner-building in the lively Golden Street, aka, St. 278, just across Wat Langka in Phnom Penh. It’s a nice little restaurant, with a view of the wat and the Independence Monument. It is a health-food shop of sorts and all the dishes are prepared using the freshest and pesticide-free ingredients.
In my opinion, they have the best fish-n-chips in town in variety of styles – Australian, Italian, French, Baltic, and English (of course), just to name a few. A set meal of fish-n-chips will set you back at $6.50 but it includes a serving of fresh garden salad (I prefer the mustard dressing every time) and French fries. I also ordered a glass of mango and passionate fruit shake, a very refreshing and healthy drink to complete my meal, for only $1.75. Oh, and if you still have room for it, don’t forget to order crepes for dessert. Highly-recommended.
Today is the birthday of one of my blogging-friends, Dylan. He came to visit us two months ago and PinayWife and I took him to one of our favourite Khmer restaurants in the Penh,the Trasak Paem (Sweet Cucumber) Restaurant, to celebrate our first meeting.
Here’s one of the dishes we ordered. I originally uploaded this to my other blog.
Trey kopik with vegetables. Basically it’s fried fish with a special mix of prahok and kopik (fermented fish and shrimp) to dip the fresh vegetables into. Best with lots of fresh chilli and a dollop of lime juice.
Trey prahok and kopik is one of the typical authentic Khmer food that is worth trying. It can be taken as a side dish, appetiser, or main dish. Most foreigners, especially from the West, don’t like its smell – the highly pungent prahok and kopik pretty much assaults the nose – that we Asians are familiar with.
Imagine the riot of flavours – fresh, crispy vegetables dipped in hot and spicy, salty dipping with a hint of lime. It definitely leaves an amazing taste in your palate.
I recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a place to sample Khmer food. The place is clean and air-conditioned, the staff pleasant and attentive, and the food is the best. We never go home disappointed.
Trasak Paem Restaurant
No. 103, Trasak Paem (St. 63),
Corner of St. 184
No. 103ABC, Trasak Paem (St. 63), corner of St. 184, 12211 Phnom Penh
Again, a favorite fare whenever we are in Kep. Kim Ly’s restaurant never fails to satisfy stomachs hungry for seafood!
Steamed fish with soy sauce and garlic, served on a bed of fresh herbs, cucumber, tomato, lettuce and onion. Ooh-la-la!