quality post! keep them coming please.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:
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.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.
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:
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.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.
Now I will need to have a long run before I can find room for dinner!
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.