Henhgeng II Seafoods! So I like me some oysters, and I particularly like Cambodian oysters. Th eosyers are good, but there is a very unique way to eat oysters in Cambodia.
I say really unique, but it basically involves mixing them with some greens, adding fried onions and then some garlic sauce. I was previously a purest, I liked Tabasco and, or wasabi! But hey if it works it works.
To read more about how to eat Cambodian oysters click here
To read bout foods inspired by the Khmer Rouge click here
So Hengheng II!
Well I didn’t know all that about it, other than it was selling cheap oysters. I fancied Oysters. I was also on a bit of an odyssey of delivering moonshine (link) from Jungle Cat (link) to Embargo Bar (link). Hengheng happened to be within 10 minutes walk of Embargo, so off I went.
As you might guess from the name of the restaurant it serves seafood, but also other Khmer classics like frog. Pretty much everywhere serves frog. I like frog.
To read about frog in Cambodia click here
And as always it was the classic kind of Khmer Restaurant where they throw a bunch of drinks and condensate to your table and then you just get on with it. Amazingly they had cold beer, which meant I could avoid beer on ice.
You can read about the whole beer on ice thang here
So to summarize on the restaurant?
One of the great things about Phnom Penh is the food, certainly at least in comparison to say Siem Reap, or the hipster hell hole that is Kampot. And this restaurant is pretty much just typical of the kind of fare you get here. And that means that it was largelly a pretty amazing and cheap seafood restaurant. Three beers, 20 oysters, a frog and squuid setting you back $15 is not a bad deal.
Overall, top job Henhgeng II Seafood’s. Oh and finally a shameless link to my new website.