It’s easy for me to compare people’s Cambodian dishes to my mother’s; we’re all a little biased when it comes to mom’s cooking, right? I can be particularly picky because she really does makes the best food in the world 😉 This however didn’t stop me from checking out Montreal’s newest and hottest spot: Les […]
You’re invited to a potluck and everyone’s bringing a salad, what do you do? Make fried chicken, my friend. You’ll be the hit of the party. Even moreso with this recipe my girlfriend and I are crazy about: honey butter fried chicken. This recipe is brought to us by a lovely Korean lady named Maangchi – one […]
Rosemont seems to be getting all the cool places. Sandwicherie Sue is no exception, creating elevated bánh mì and other Southeast Asian subs. During a daytime hangout, my friends and I called in for a takeout order: Char Siu Pork: Who doesn’t love a nice Asian BBQ pork sandwich? The restaurant gives you a generous portions of slices in […]
My parents have many stories at this restaurant since it first opened on Côte-des-Neiges across the street from its current location. People would stare at little 2-year-old me using chopsticks back when people were slowly discovering ‘ethnic’ food. The line-ups would spill onto the street when other Asian restaurants in the vicinity were quiet. Between this place and […]
This is another restaurant that holds a dear place in my heart. Back in the days, when Ville St-Laurent was full of new Southeast Asian refugees, Crevier street was lined up with mostly Cambodian-owned businesses; from grocery stores, to video rental places, to restaurants. Thmor Da was no exception. Family-owned, it’s been serving a mix of Chinese […]
I was still in my mom’s belly when my parents first went to the opening of Restaurant Phnom Penh, owned by a Vietnamese man who made Cambodia his home until war in the country and surrounding regions broke out in the mid-70’s. To this day, they still believe he makes the best broth for kuy tiev Phnom Penh. Ask any […]
Pho Côte-Vertu has been opened for a few months, and like any good Asian restaurant in Ville Saint-Laurent, it also serves a mix of Cambodian dishes. The staff greeted us with enthusiasm, and our waiter was a fellow Khmer who gave helpful inputs on all the dishes we were about to order: Cambodian siu mai: similar to a siu […]
There are just so many delicious dishes that my mom makes, but I took for granted. This is my effort to document and share her recipes. Things to come: beef skewers, red curry, fish amok, kroeung paste, and so much more!