Fodor's Expert Review Mahob
The name translates as "food," and if it's mahob you're after this is an excellent choice. Sothea, the owner, is a young, dynamic, and creative chef who cut his teeth and honed his talents working in Siem Reap's finest establishments and farther afield internationally. Here, he has created a Cambodian menu that appeals to the western palate but is not without an adventurous element. Try deep-fried frogs' legs coated with crispy rice flakes, or wok-fried local beef with tree red ants served with rice. If that's too much of a challenge, there's the duo amok soufflé of lemongrass and coconut paste with chicken and river fish, or the fun option of cooking fish or meat exactly to your liking on hot stones. For dessert, the homemade ice creams are a great choice, with flavors ranging from rice milk to white Kampot pepper and lime. Set in an old Cambodian house, the restaurant also serves diners in the lovely front garden.
137 Traing Village, off Charles de Gaulle Ave.
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Cambodia