"Battambang's Favorite" in Seattle
With one of the largest Cambodian communities outside of SE Asia, the Seattle area is an ideal place to be introduced to Khmer cuisine. Twenty-five years ago, family-run Phnom Penh Noodle House in the Chinatown/International District was the city's first Cambodian restaurant. My favorite standby when I revisit my erstwhile hometown is "Battambang's Favorite"--the menu description reads: "Ground shrimp and pan roasted peanut with salted radish and pickled cucumber served over a bed of roasted sweet soy sauce thin rice noodles and bean sprouts. Finished with a hardboiled egg, green onion, and cilantro."
Surprise the staff by saying "Jeum riep sua"--"Hello" in Cambodian.
(The owner, Seng "Sam" Ung, has recently written a memoir about surviving the Pol Pot regime: "I survived the Killing Fields.")
Seattle, WA, United States
- Phone:+1 206-748-9825
- Hours:Sun 9am - 8:30pmMon, Tue, Thur 9:30am - 8:30pmFri 9:30am - 9pmSat 9am - 9pm