Food Trip Friday 101: Fresh garden salad with lemon-mustard vinaigrette

This is the longest I have been away from blogging so far. Although not totally off the grid, I just stopped updating for various reasons. Life sometimes throws a curve ball at you every now and then that you never anticipate. It’s a major adjustment for everyone concerned but I just had to roll!

So anyway, now that I’m back in the mainstream I am slowly creeping into the blogging vine. My comeback post is here… my favourite garden salad with the mustard dressing from Nature and Sea Restaurant:

garden salad lemon-mustard vinaigrette

Nature and Sea’s Garden Salad. Julienned cabbage and carrots, sliced beets, tomatoes, and cucumber laid on a bed of lettuce. Colourful and delicious.

The serving was huge (good for two, actually) and served with a crusty French baguette on the side. The veggies were so colourful. They were fresh and crispy and dressed with a tangy lemon-mustard vinaigrette and served with a crusty French baguette on the side. My only complaint is that the vinaigrette is too thick/dense which is so unlike the consistency of other vinaigrettes I know. Other than that, it was oozing with flavour. It had a pleasant bit of sweetness to it, perhaps, sugar was added to temper the acidity of the lemon juice. Two thumbs up.

Food Trip Friday 100: Italian-style fish and chips

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:

italian style fish in olive oil

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.