Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh | restaurant | A popular restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown (not the capital city of Cambodia). Few eateries more deliciously typify Vancouver’s culinary melting pot than Phnom Penh, the Cambodian-Vietnamese-Chinese family institution (since 1985) located at 244 East Georgia Street. Regular customers don’t sweat the perennial line-up as they know the wait is worth it, with lemon-garlic chicken wings, green onion oyster pancakes, Chinese sausage fried rice, and butter beef being the most celebrated rewards.

Usage: “The secret to eating well at Phnom Penh is to bring five adventurous friends who only order dishes you haven’t tried before…”

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