Last night I ate at Romdeng Restaurant’s new location on Street 174. Run by the street kid charity Mith Samlanh Romdeng is one of the classiest (and tastiest) restaurants serving Cambodian food in Phnom Penh.
Its new home is an impressive two-storey colonial building complete with a small swimming pool on the grounds. While definitely grand the restaurant’s interior features the same cheerful paintings and warm wooden furniture of the old spot, and the ever-charming and efficient staff add to the casually elegant atmosphere.
As for the food the menu remains the same, with its mix of traditional and slightly more innovative Khmer dishes. We had the pork and taro spring rolls, the rice and chive cakes with papaya salad, the Khmer beef salad and the fish amok, topped off with coconut and pineapple-chilli sorbets – delicious!
Shame… I’d really hoped to get to Romdeng on my last trip to Phnom Penh, but never made it. -X