Phka Slaa Khmer Restaurant serves reasonable priced authentic Cambodian cuisine in comfortable environment. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming with the open, airy design and the colorful decor giving an inviting and informal feeling to the restaurant. We aim to make our beloved Khmer Cuisine accessible to everybody.
Phka Slaa, Cambodian restaurant in Phnom Penh, where Khmer Cuisine meets modernity.
Phka Slaa, Cambodian restaurant in Phnom Penh, where Khmer Cuisine
Phka Slaa, Cambodian restaurant in Phnom Penh
In the past recipes for Khmer dishes were not recorded or written down; instead they were handed down from generation to generation, generation to generation. What has evolved is a traditional cuisine of unsuspected delights: a unique blend of flavours that enhance the main ingredients.
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In the past recipes for Khmer dishes were not recorded or written down; instead they were handed down from mother to daughter, generation to generation. What has evolved is a traditional cuisine of unsuspected delights: a unique blend of flavours that enhance the main ingredients.
Traditional spice blends combining many ingredients like cloves, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and turmeric are blended by hand. Local herbs like galangal, garlic, shallots, lemongrass, cilantro, and kaffir lime leaves are added to these spices to make pastes such as the delicious and distinctly Cambodian “kreaung” paste.
A Khmer meal is a very social event; food is nearly always shared and enjoyed together with family members and friends in groups. A typical shared meal might include noodles, soups, grills, stir-fries, curries, salads, desserts, lots of vegetables, tropical fruits, and of course rice which is the staple food for all Cambodians.
Rice is part of every meal, either served alongside other dishes or incorporated into them. The selection can include sweet, sour, salty and bitter tastes in various combinations and at times all four flavours incorporated into one dish. Chili is usually served as a condiment to be added by the individual to their own taste and other accompaniments like pickled vegetables, fish sauce, soy sauce and various dipping sauces such as pepper lime dip, roasted red pepper dip and the spicy Koh Rong sauce will also be part of the rich tapestry of flavours.
Fish Bor Bor
Pandan Chicken Parcels
Crispy Roasted Pork
Fresh fruit bar