Cheap Eats 2017

Publication date 13 October 2017 | 14:59 | ICT



  • The Bodleian’s custom-decorated interior is meant to evoke a 1930s Western-style lounge.

    A place to sip whiskey – like a boss

    Fri, 6 Oct 2017 | 12:00

    Walking into The Bodleian is meant to be like stepping back in time: to a 1930s New York or Paris cocktail lounge.

  • The Seafood Noodle Salad features glass noodles with tomato, minced pork and squid.

    Tasty Thai with all the spices but at low prices

    Fri, 6 Oct 2017 | 12:00

    Thai food may be ubiquitous throughout Phnom Penh, but Keo Lykoum, 21, and Heng Chamraeun, 22, are determined to bring something new to the table.

  • A plate of starters featuring homemade soft pita, fried pita chips, dips and Jorge’s favourite – fried chicken – for $12.

    Fat Passion’s young chef serves a poly-gluttonous feast of fusion

    Fri, 29 Sep 2017 | 12:00

    The food at Fat Passion is as unexpected as its young Hong Kongese owner, Chen Shijie.

  • Rémy Choisy stands behind the bar counter with a selection of passion fruit, coconut and coffee infused rums.

    Dodo not extinct

    Fri, 15 Sep 2017 | 12:00

    Nestled behind a tree on a one-way stretch of Street 130, and with no lit signage, Dodo Bar is easy to miss.

  • The outdoor setting of Frank Coffee makes for a relaxing meal or drink.

    Tables, temple-side, at Frank Coffee

    Fri, 8 Sep 2017 | 12:00

    Within the compound of Wat Svay Popé, a verdant turn off of the bustling Sothearos Boulevard, is the unfamiliar sight of a café, a small venue which has gained a reputation as a charming spot for drinks and food.

  • The new Khéma location is housed in a renovated 19th century structure.

    New Khéma venue highlights city’s core

    Fri, 8 Sep 2017 | 12:00

    Housed in an elegant renovated 19th-century building, the newest Khéma restaurant – a French-inspired eatery from Thalias Hospitality Group – is the latest addition to the revived Post Office Square.

  • Clockwise from the top: cold ramen, salmon sashimi, truffle edamame and tuna sashimi.

    Edamame: easy budget Japanese

    Fri, 1 Sep 2017 | 12:00

    There is a right way to eat edamame – with beer or sake, on a warm summer’s night – at least, so says Kenji Tamura, 32, one of the owners of the recently opened Japanese restaurant Edamame.

  • A serving of fresh hummus sprinkled with spices and served with pita bread.

    A ‘feast’ from the Middle East off Bassac Lane

    Fri, 25 Aug 2017 | 12:00

    Whether for a hearty lunch or a late-night snack, new restaurant Middle East Feast is the latest entrant to the ever-growing food scene on Street 308.

  • A plate of fresh hand-pulled fried beef noodles (left) and a bowl of hand-pulled duck noodles (right).

    Finding the ‘Magic’ in pulled noodles

    Fri, 25 Aug 2017 | 12:00

    When she first saw Chinese handmade noodles being made, Phal Sophorn, 29, was struck with wonder.

  • The Vietnamese-Khmer pork meatballs.

    Baard brings new ideas to the Farm

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 | 12:00

    South African chef Amy Baard, a fixture of Phnom Penh’s fine dining scene for more than two years, is starting fresh and bringing her energy and culinary creativity to a more relaxed, but equally demanding setting.