Is anyone surprised that we’ve gone back to Phnom Penh? Well you shouldn’t be surprised because we’re always trying to find excuses to go back! This visit we ordered the chicken wings again (large, of course) and an old favorite plus a new dish we hadn’t had here.
BBQ Lemongrass Pork Chops on Rice
Howie was craving some rice so we skipped our usual order of soup noodles and ordered this. Look how generous they were with the portions! We loved that they didn’t skimp and just give a tiny bit of meat on a ton of rice. The pork here had that slightly charcoal grilled taste to it but wasn’t burnt at all. We loved the tenderness of the pork and the spices on this pork was *chef’s kiss*. Also shout out to the amount of green onions they used on this – Phnom Penh doesn’t cheat their customers of ingredients!
Note that this dish also came with a bowl of broth with a large piece of pork bone in it.
Vietnamese Beef Brochette
So this dish was entirely new to us. I saw it on the menu and thought “meat on skewers – sounds delicious!” so we went and tried it. WOW the beef was hella tender. It offered very little resistance when I chewed on it. The restaurant also used lemongrass seasoning on this but that wasn’t an issue for us. We were absolutely blown away and might have to add this to the our roster.
This dish came with some vermicelli noodles which were fine. The noodles weren’t anything to write home about but complimented the meat very nicely.