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New eatery in HCMC features Cambodian specialties
POSTED | 14:49 PM | 08-08-2015

New eatery in HCMC features Cambodian specialties

-- By Kieu Giang, The Saigon Times

The newly-established Angkor Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 is where diners can discover the authentic tastes of Cambodian fare.

Located in the peaceful downtown street of Ho Xuan Huong, the restaurant attracts passers-by by its majestic façade inspired from Cambodia’s traditional architecture characterized by curl brick roofs in red and gold embellishment on its huge pillars.

The three-storey building has five private rooms and a main hall serving different groups of guests. The main hall is equipped with modern sound and lighting systems for parties of up to 60 people while the garden view room is suitable for individual guests who wish to enjoy quiet moments.

Diners can enjoy a Khmer art performance by Cambodian artists who are college and university students in the city. They may be invited by these artists to go on stage and make some traditional dancing moves.

According to Nguyen Hung Viet, the restaurant’s director, the eatery offers a healthy menu for gourmets as most of the dishes are made from seafood. Specialties include some big-size fish weighing 3-30 kg from the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia. Fish are served in different styles to diners’ liking, including fish cooked with vinegar, fish served with fresh bamboo sprout, sour fish soup, and fish steamed with fermented red beans.

As Cambodia is known for a wide range of fried insects, diners can taste these special treats as well. A recommendation is fried tree frogs. These frogs live on sugar palm trees. The dish is served with fried vegetables from Cambodia.

Other highlights are fish from Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia and steamed crabs.

The restaurant also serves daily breakfast and lunch.

It is located at 17A Ho Xuan Huong Street in HCMC’s District 3. Tel: (08) 6277 8822.

Photo caption: Khmer dancers entertain guests at Angkor Restaurant.

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