Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Discussion, news and views on bars, restaurants, gigs, parties and relationships in Cambodia. Bar owners can advertise events for free here.

Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby Miguelito » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:42 pm

The Phnom Penh Post has published their Cheap Eats Guide for 2017. I think that it's really well done, especially the interactive map portion.

Every year, we take it upon ourselves to scour the city for the best and most affordable food Phnom Penh has to offer. The journey has taken us down back alleys and into nameless mom-and-pop shops – all to demystify our readers’ local eating experience. Everything on this year’s Cheap Eats list is under $5, with the majority well below that. You’ll find some places familiar from previous editions, but you’ll also find plenty of new options. Bon appétit!


A few friends and I have a friendly contest to see who can visit them all first. I'll keep you updated with my progress and thoughts on the places. Let me know which I should hit up first.
User avatar
Miguelito
HeadClownInCharge
 
Posts: 2964
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:19 pm
Location: Penh's Hill

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby YaTingPom » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:59 pm

I always thought that these things were paid adverts.
Oh long will old Ireland be seeking in vain
Ere we find a new leader to match the man slain.
User avatar
YaTingPom
GoatFetishist
 
Posts: 5210
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:04 pm

Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:12 pm

It really isn’t Phnom Penh cheap eats. Only one place in TK? A very small number west of Monivong?

It’s ‘cheap eats which our staff have happened upon in the only areas of the city we know’.
ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ
I Am Losing It All to the Internet
 
Posts: 1272
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:42 pm

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby Miguelito » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:19 pm

YaTingPom wrote:I always thought that these things were paid adverts.


Nah, it's actually from contributions from the staff, both foreign and Khmer staff.
ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ wrote:It really isn’t Phnom Penh cheap eats. Only one place in TK? A very small number west of Monivong?

It’s ‘cheap eats which our staff have happened upon in the only areas of the city we know’.


True, it could be spread out a bit more. Have any good suggestions that aren't included?
User avatar
Miguelito
HeadClownInCharge
 
Posts: 2964
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:19 pm
Location: Penh's Hill

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby TristranandIsolde » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:00 pm

[Admin edit: Constant drivel has been removed]
Fool's folly is following another fool.
- The Grand Jester

Caution: all of my posts are to be taken with a grain of salt, heroin, and Everclear. Then you can reply back to us.
User avatar
TristranandIsolde
RicePikey
 
Posts: 1397
Joined: Mon May 05, 2014 10:06 am

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby Lucky Lucan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:03 pm

Put a lid on it you useless twit, spewing out more garbage. Verbosity is not a virtue.
We all gotta duck..............when the shit hits the fan.
User avatar
Lucky Lucan
K440 Knight Captain
 
Posts: 17663
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:24 pm
Location: The Pearl of the Orient

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby DetroitMuscle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:10 pm

TristranandIsolde wrote:I have a half dozen places off the top of my head, but my posts are now precious and limited and shouldn't be wasted enlightening the likes of (most of) you. Pearls before swine!

You have to know some Khmer for my places anyways, but for you determinedly monolingual, point and grunt works fine, too ...

Someone accused K440 of being the most intellectual, erudite, and polite posters on the Web

Oh, sorry, that's a lie.

Would it be too much to say, some people are really backwards in Cambodia? No?

Then would it be wrong of me to say, "Some posters just don't understand..."? No? OK ...

With an Internet, language, and cultural barrier between us, and now a *reading problem* (!!) - alcohol and potent "enhancements" does do that to you - you can't understand a sentence beyond a local Khmer's understanding.

Yes, I called the "so lazy you're illiterate" bunch as smart as a Khmer. Heh.

Pick up a book for once!

BTW, thank you for your much-valued and quite varied support. I wonder how many silent lurkers laugh at my barbs to the self-doomed here ...


What the fuck, dude? Are you okay? :shock:
User avatar
DetroitMuscle
I Fap to 440
 
Posts: 4794
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:39 am

Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Methinks telesales is going for ‘death by cop’ - he’s going all out to get nixed.
Either that or he has severe issues. I hope the former.
ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ
I Am Losing It All to the Internet
 
Posts: 1272
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:42 pm

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby Mèo Đen » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:42 pm

Lucky Lucan wrote:Put a lid on it you useless twit, spewing out more garbage. Verbosity is not a virtue.


Tedious and bromidic verbosity doubly so :lol:
User avatar
Mèo Đen
I Can Haz Catz ?
 
Posts: 3024
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:37 pm

Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:49 pm

Miguelito wrote:
YaTingPom wrote:I always thought that these things were paid adverts.


Nah, it's actually from contributions from the staff, both foreign and Khmer staff.
ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ wrote:It really isn’t Phnom Penh cheap eats. Only one place in TK? A very small number west of Monivong?

It’s ‘cheap eats which our staff have happened upon in the only areas of the city we know’.


True, it could be spread out a bit more. Have any good suggestions that aren't included?


IN TK there are a collection of pork belly baguette places which are excellent at around $2. The one with the girl with the ponytail who normally wears a baseball cap is the best IMO. :-)
Turn left off 289 onto 566 and there are half a dozen carts on left hand side.
ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ
I Am Losing It All to the Internet
 
Posts: 1272
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:42 pm

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby drwahwah » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:36 pm

Miguelito wrote:
True, it could be spread out a bit more. Have any good suggestions that aren't included?


Posted on here earlier in year on cheap eats thread but Fuming Hainan Chicken Rice on St.63 is the best Hainanese chicken in Cambodia at just $3

https://goo.gl/maps/1NkQDQj1zjE2


EDIT to Add Asian Spice Cafe And Pub for mixture Khmer and SE Asian Dishes such as Laksa

https://goo.gl/maps/8izmrrE1ghk
User avatar
drwahwah
I Have Not Been Outside in a Week
 
Posts: 981
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:14 pm

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby the_purple_turtle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:41 pm

Wow, they forgot the $4 beef noodle soup at Ching Ye.
User avatar
the_purple_turtle
2000+ Posts! Aghh I Have No Mates
 
Posts: 2045
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:26 pm

Postby epidemiks » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:47 pm

The cheap eats is usually a good guide, this year much the same.

A few new places to try, a few obvious exclusions that have made previous lists or that deserved a listing.

Yosaya Thai on 105 was a worthy inclusion. Great Thai food by a friendly older Thai couple, and they have their own pork skin crackling on sale for 1500៛ a bag.


They got the marker for the borbor joint on 444 wrong. Haven't been there in a few years, glad to hear it's still going. I'd query the no MSG claim though; it used to be on the table next to the salt and sugar.

As for pork belly, the Vietnamese bloke on monivong/310 has good crispy belly, and the girls with a cart on 310 next to the mini mart between 113 and 143 do mean pork belly and char suit nom pang for 7000៛. They often sell out early, but if you catch them near the end they fill those things up to the brim.
User avatar
epidemiks
A Moment of Clarity
 
Posts: 2437
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:40 pm

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby Miguelito » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:51 pm

Went to my first two today -- needed to catch up a little to my friends that are ahead of me in the contest, so I decided to double up my lunch (hey, don't judge, I missed breakfast).

First I went to the congee / borbor place on st 444. This was the Post's description:

For more than 20 years, congee has been attracting crowds from morning until night to this nameless restaurant – called “Grandma Congee” by the regulars because of its elderly founder – about 100 metres west of Russian Market. The restaurant serves this rice-based porridge without adding MSGs or other flavour enhancers. A bowl of congee with one of the meat options (chicken, pork, or fish), ginger, bean sprouts and garlic costs $1.25, with offal only $0.50 more.


The place is very easy to find -- but it may be a bit challenging or intimidating to someone that doesn't speak Khmer. I ordered the borbor dtrei (fish congee), while my friend got the borbor suc j'rook (pork congee). We both thought the congees were good, except the pork meat itself wasn't the most impressive, and the fish a little chewy as well. But it does have an "indoor" area to eat, open air of course, but off the street. It was 10,000 riel for the two of us.

Image

Image

We then headed to 72 Restaurant for round two. This is on the corner of Street 123 and Street 454 and couldn't be easier to find. It is open air as well, but has a (somewhat) English speaking staff, and full menus. The Post says:

This outdoor, clean and brand new restaurant is both one of Russian Market’s best and cheapest local food places and a great place to people watch. Located on the corner of a residential part of the neighbourhood, 72 Restaurant recently moved from a few blocks over. The new digs are much spiffier but the menu is basically the same. Don’t let the number of food options deter you; everything Post Weekend has tried has been consistently tasty, especially the creamy pineapple and pork soup ($2), which is best over rice. The broth, which is closer in consistency to a curry than your average Khmer soup, is slightly sweet but not overwhelmingly so, and the thin slices of pork are very tender. Rice is free and most menu items are just $2.


I had the Cambodian fish sour soup, while my friend went with the creamy pineapple and pork soup. Both were indeed very good, even if sour soup isn't my favorite. Whereas the first place of the day was 100% Khmer, at 72 Restaurant it was all young foreigners, giving off a very much NGO vibe to them. This would be the ideal place to bring an out of town guest that wants to eat something local for lunch, but not be scared off about getting sick.

Now I will need to have a long run before I can find room for dinner!

Image

Image

Image
User avatar
Miguelito
HeadClownInCharge
 
Posts: 2964
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:19 pm
Location: Penh's Hill

Re: Phnom Penh Post Cheap Eats Guide - 2017

Postby aem » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:58 pm

Miguelito wrote:Went to my first two today -- needed to catch up a little to my friends that are ahead of me in the contest, so I decided to double up my lunch (hey, don't judge, I missed breakfast).

First I went to the congee / borbor place on st 444. This was the Post's description:

For more than 20 years, congee has been attracting crowds from morning until night to this nameless restaurant – called “Grandma Congee” by the regulars because of its elderly founder – about 100 metres west of Russian Market. The restaurant serves this rice-based porridge without adding MSGs or other flavour enhancers. A bowl of congee with one of the meat options (chicken, pork, or fish), ginger, bean sprouts and garlic costs $1.25, with offal only $0.50 more.


The place is very easy to find -- but it may be a bit challenging or intimidating to someone that doesn't speak Khmer. I ordered the borbor dtrei (fish congee), while my friend got the borbor suc j'rook (pork congee). We bought thought the congees were good, except the pork meat itself wasn't the most impressive, and the fish a little chewy as well. But it does have an "indoor" area to eat, open air of course, but off the street. It was 10,000 riel for the two for the two of us.

Image

Image

We then headed to 72 Restaurant for round two. This is on the corner of Street 123 and Street 454 and couldn't be easier to find. It is open air as well, but has a (somewhat) English speaking staff, and full menus. The Post says:

This outdoor, clean and brand new restaurant is both one of Russian Market’s best and cheapest local food places and a great place to people watch. Located on the corner of a residential part of the neighbourhood, 72 Restaurant recently moved from a few blocks over. The new digs are much spiffier but the menu is basically the same. Don’t let the number of food options deter you; everything Post Weekend has tried has been consistently tasty, especially the creamy pineapple and pork soup ($2), which is best over rice. The broth, which is closer in consistency to a curry than your average Khmer soup, is slightly sweet but not overwhelmingly so, and the thin slices of pork are very tender. Rice is free and most menu items are just $2.


I had the Cambodian fish sour soup, while my friend went with the creamy pineapple and pork soup. Both were indeed very good, even if sour soup isn't my favorite. Whereas the first place of the day was 100% Khmer, at 72 Restaurant it was all young foreigners, giving off a very much NGO vibe them. This would be the ideal place to bring an out of town guest that wants to eat something local for lunch, but not be scared off about getting sick.

Now I will need to have a long run before I can find room for dinner!

Image

Image

Image


quality post! keep them coming please.

I tried the lunch menus at Kara Kara https://goo.gl/maps/DnuuFYzZbnT2

and at Shangri La recently

https://www.google.com.kh/maps/place/Sh ... 04.9344563

Both places Japanese owned I think, the deals are all some combination of Ramen/Udon/Ricebowl/Miso Soup/Gyoza and a drink for a little bit less or a little more than 5 USD. Both places are high value for money if you are into this kind of food.
aem
I live above an internet cafe
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:34 pm

Next

Return to Lifestyle




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: khmer4401952, LaudJohn, OldOldGuy and 91 guests