Phnom Penh takes reservations for groups of 6 or more so we only waited for 10 mins or so to get a seat which is pretty good considering the hoards of people there for lunch! As usual, it looks pretty hectic in there but service was really fast. Gotta keep that turnover rate up!
One of their most popular items is the Filet Beef Luc Lac on Rice and you can add an egg for $1 or it could be $1.50… The beef is really smooth and the sauce goes well with the rice. It’s actually not my favourite item here though but it is super popular and a lot of people get it
This was one of their Dry Mixed Noodle bowls forgot what was in it… shrimp and Vietnamese pork on rice noodles? I didn’t try this but it looked good.
This was the Stewed Beef with Rice Noodles in soup. It came with carrots and the soup had a tomato/carrot flavour to it. The beef brisket was soft and flavourful from the soup. It’s not really my type of soup though so I wouldn’t get it again.
And now for the Marinated Butter Beef! This is also a must order item here if you didn’t know already! The beef is lightly seared and there’s a lot of cilantro and I believe balsamic vinegar and it just tastes really good mixed up! You get a lot of the cilantro flavour with the tender beef and the acidity from the vinegar is refreshing. I could probably eat this whole plate all by myself!
Finally we can’t forget about the FAMOUS CHICKEN WINGS!!! I’m a huge chicken wing fan and you just can’t go wrong with these. They’re just so crisp and well seasoned and the lemon salt concoction they provide as a dip is really good too. I’m sure I can also devour a whole plate of these…
Overall another delicious meal here with no complaints. Check out my previous post here where I also tried some deep fried frog legs! ;)
My friend and I decided to pop over to Crackle Creme one block over and share an Earl Grey creme brule! They have a lot of flavours now and they all seem equally enticing! I still have so many to try 8)
I love that it’s torched right in front of you and the top makes that satisfying crack as you dig in. The creme brule was bursting with Earl Grey flavour and it was just a heavenly treat.
So I’ve been to Chewie’s for dinner a few times now so I thought I’d do a more comprehensive post! They have a new location near Coal Harbour that just opened this year.
Also, I tried my first raw oyster last month!!! =O *gasp* yes what kind of a food blogger am I anyway? I just wasn’t interested before and it didn’t look that appealing to me but it turns out they’re not bad! Yeah I don’t know why it took me so long to try them haha Chewie’s has a buck a shuck oysters from 3-6pm everyday!
I can’t really say much about the oysters since I’m still new to them…
My co workers and I went to Tuc Craft Kitchen for lunch after seeing their enticing menu. Basically everything looked good! We went on a week day and I was surprised that it wasn’t very busy at all. The restaurant also has a small upstairs section. The decor was really nice too with high ceilings and touches of wood. Classy but not too fancy? Okay maybe that’s just a Gastown thing now.
This was the Chicken Dip Sandwich with Parsnip Fries. The chicken was super moist and tender and the house-made ranch and basil complimented the chicken well. The sandwich is already delicious on its’ own without the chicken consomme dip! The parsnip fries were thin but didn’t get soggy and it was served with their own coriander ketchup. The ketchup was interesting since it was not as thick as regular ketchup and maybe it was a bit sweeter? I’m not quite sure how to describe it but it’s an interesting twist on ketchup. I’ve never had parsnip fries before but they were good. Ok anything fried is good…
We had all discussed this sandwich and it was a popular choice for sure! This was the Beef Brisket and Pork Crackling Sandwich with Smashed Potato Fries. That just sounds delicious already right? The sandwich was crunchy from the crackling and there were tender pieces of brisket interspersed in the sandwich. There was also some salsa verde and mustard in the sandwich and it reminded me of Meat and Bread a bit. The smashed potato fries were really just delicious fried pieces of potato. I think I preferred these to the parsnip fries though. This was also served with coriander ketchup.
Guess what this is? It’s apparently called a “Runsas” and every day they have a different filling in it. On the day that I went, they had fried chicken and cheese which sounded pretty good when the server described it so I decided to try it. It also came with a cream of vegetable soup. The soup was good but I couldn’t tell what kind of vegetables were in it. It was not too heavy though. The pastry part of the runsas is supposed to be made of pizza dough and we all found it to be a bit doughy and dry. Maybe that’s why it was served with coriander ketchup? I was expecting more of a soft of chewy type of pastry.
Order the sandwiches guys!!! You won’t be disappointed. They were both awesome and I will totally come back for them. I would also like to try brunch and dinner now.