[LAST UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2013]
The more we visit the more we fall in love with this place. The folks who run the joint are lovely. The menu isn't fancy but there's a superb cook in there.
Phnom Penh Noodle Soup - about $7 - a clear, pleasant, Chinese broth with egg noodles and bits of many critters including offal and blood cubes. Google tells us that there's many different versions of this soup, the common thread seems to be rice noodles, a clear broth and a variety of meats. While it is Chinese\Khmer in origin it also seems popular in Vietnam. You can also have this 'dry', with the noodles and bits in one bowl and the soup broth in another.
Wonton and fishball noodle soup - about $7.
Alison was impressed with the large array of help-yourself sauces on offer.
Salted fish fried rice - about $8. Rustic with lovely smoky wok and salty fishy flavours. Some joints skimp on the salty fish, not here. We loved this.
Prawn chow mein - about $8. Ordered in honour of Shawn's dad who loves his chow mein. We enjoyed this much more than we expected, particularly the perfectly cooked chopped Chinese green stems, and the generous handful of prawnies. The egg noodles prove a nice change to rice.
[BACK AGAIN SEPTEMBER 2013]
Sesame chicken on rice - $7.50. Chicken slithers in a crunchy fried batter with a sweet sauce, it's like honey chicken but not as sweet. The greens are a nice counter to the fried chicken. This is really well cooked and excellent value, awesome.
Tomato beef on rice - $7.50. Plain but homely and comforting on a cold rainy night. The thick strips of beef are very tender and the tomato is fresh and in generous hunks. Very happy.
Spicy pork chop in bbq sauce - $9.50. Calorific and magnificent. Pork chop cut into strips, battered, deep fried and covered in a sauce that is sweet with an interesting "hmm, what's that flavour" to it. It's a large serve and perfectly cooked. Junk food supreme.
Beancurd and vegetable with rice - $7.00. A generous plate of veggies with tofu puffs stir fried with a little soy and oil. It's not art but it's good, simple, healthy food and it's amazing value.