Faster Food July – Phnom Penh

by Lauren Mote

Faster Food July:

Phnom Penh
244 Georgia Street East
Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

I think there’s a trend forming here, people.
Is it a bright coincidence that all of the best faster food places serve Asian food? Guess what – for value, quality, and variety – Vancouver’s Asian food scene wins by a landslide.  I like Steamrollers too, but it’s always the same bland lettuce and beans wrapped in a soggy piece of “paper”…errr tortilla.

Phnom Penh, other then their many accolades on the wall by the front from Vancouver Magazine, is likely the best known restaurant in Chinatown. Littered with gift shops, and vegetable stands on either side, Phnom Penh is in a different kind of entertainment district – especially if you’re like me – food and culture rules.

They’re always packed.

Phnom Penh Beef Noodle Soup – Cambodian style beef noodle soup with “extra delicious meatball and tendon” – tee hee – $6.95

Filet Beef Luc-Lac on rice with egg – just mix’er altogether – gosh darn delicious – $9.50

Special Combo – beef brochette, prawn on sugar cane, and steamed roll – $11.85

Phnom Penh Spicy Garlic Squid (the best squid I have ever had… truly) – deep fried garlic and squid – Grandmother’s recipe – with fresh lemon and pepper – $7.50

We shared absolutely everything.
We were insanely full.
We had tea, Vietnamese coffee and lemonade.
We only paid $50 with tax and tip.

The experience was totally worth it, however I will say that the broth at Pho Kim Penh Xe Lua on Broadway/Cambie (open 24 hours) far surpasses this broth.

Thanks for taking me for lunch, Chad.

Check it.

About Lauren Mote

Lauren has been an intricate part of the food industry for many years. Whether it’s behind the bar, in the kitchen, tasting and learning about wine, or sitting with her laptop writing food stories and reviews at the local coffee house, it was clear at an early age that Lauren’s professional and personal life would be completely consumed by the joy and passion of edibles.
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