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On a whim, [livejournal.com profile] occultatio and I decided to check out a Cambodian restaurant a few miles away, in a sort of shady part of town. It turned out be a great idea. [livejournal.com profile] occultatio tried a Cambodian-style pad thai that he claims was sort of bland, but that he saw a lot of other things he'd like to try there, and I had tom yum soup with quail eggs - the default way the soup was served. Turns out quail eggs are pretty good, at least hard-boiled and served in tom yum soup. It was also awesomely cheap, since my meal (at $8) was on the more expensive side of the menu, and [livejournal.com profile] occultatio's was even less.

Now I just have to make it to that Tibetan place and get me some goddamn yak already.

on 2009-10-19 02:05 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mischief03.livejournal.com
We should do dinner again! Jason and I might have free time in like, November, but that doesn't mean we can't make time to hang out.

on 2009-10-19 02:26 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tiamat360.livejournal.com
Yay! That would be really awesome. Nov. 7-8 would be really good for me, since I'll have just finished my histology midterm. Would that be a good weekend for you?

on 2009-10-19 10:59 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ophblekuwufu.livejournal.com
How does Cambodian food compare to Thai food or Vietnamese food?

on 2009-10-19 11:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tiamat360.livejournal.com
It's very similar to both (a lot of the same or similar dishes), with slight variations. The tom yum soup is a good example of that; it was very similar to the Thai version I know, except this one had a slight taste difference in the broth (slightly more sweet, I think) and had quail eggs, which I'd never seen listed for tom yum soup before.

It also seemed to have a good selection of curry dishes, including curry soups, which I nearly tried but got distracted by the quail eggs in tom yum :D. There were also pho-type soups, but I didn't notice anything similar to Vietnamese vermicelli dishes. Lots of other kinds of noodle dishes, though, including something that from the description reminded me of Chinese chow fun.

I'd say if you like Thai or pho it would be worth checking out a Cambodian place.


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