On our last night in Cambodia, I had a hard time choosing where to eat because I had so many more restaurants I wanted to try. I desparately wanted to eat at a place with a fancy tasting menu for like $25 but that was closed for the 3 days we were in town. My next choice, was a place where kids were taught to cook and serve, a great idea, but our hotel informed us that they were closed for the night. And then our next restaurant choice was closed too! Turned out there was a power outage across town! Luckily our hotel had generators. So when we made it in to town, we basically just picked a place with power at random - we just wanted food.
We decided to order some spring rolls since we hadn't had any in Cambodia yet. They were decent, but not as good as those in Vietnam. I ordered a noodle dish; I had been wanting to try some Cambodian noodles. This dish was only $2.50, super cheap for a sit-down restaurant. However, the noodles were super bland. It was like a foreshadowing of Thailand (you'll soon learn of how bland Thai food is). I was super disappointed.
Luckily, Brad enjoyed his Chicken with cashews. I thought Cambodia would have tasty noodles because the only Cambodian food I had ever tried before our trip was some Cambodian yellow curry noodles, which were crazy flavorful and delicious! But maybe Cambodia isn't the place for intricate noodle dishes - I really didn't see noodles on a ton of menus. At least I would have my fried noodles (which were tasty, but had more of a generic Asian flavor) at breakfast to look forward to the next day before departing for Thailand.
Katherine & Bradley
Two engineers with a passion for food and travel! Join us as we eat our way through the world!