What? Cambodiana Restaurant for lunch (curry!)
Where? 161 Brock st (Kingston, ON)
The skinny: This restaurant is owned by a Cambodian family serving authentic Cambodian and Thai food.
I assure you this is my last “Kingston!” post. ;D There are at least a handful of places that I didn’t get the chance to go to and a couple where I did go but didn’t have my camera with me. I’ll be visiting Kingston again in the future so I don’t mind too much. :)
Came here after our morning trip to Pan Chancho. We were planning on having lunch at Harper’s Burger Bar then hopping over next door to Sleepless Goat for dessert…unfortunately it wasn’t open yet and I didn’t have the time to wait for 40 min until it did.
Off we went back up and stopped at Cambodiana restaurant. They opened right when we got there! :D
|They have photos of every single dish they serve!|
Having skipped breakfast and been enticed by the pastries and bread at Pan Chancho, Moose and I were starving. We quickly chose and within 7 min or so, our orders came. Awesome.
|Didn't even notice this until after we ordered. haha That's how tunnel-vision I get when I'm super hungry!|
My friend got the Pineapple Chicken Curry ($9.75?).
I expected there to be slices of canned pineapple but I was proven wrong (to our delight). They used fresh pineapple! :D My friend said the curry had the right amount of heat for her. “Mmm it’s delicious!”
|(left) Pineapple Chicken Curry (right) Chef's Special Curry|
I got the “Chef’s Special” Curry ($9.75)
Description: “Chicken cooked with house special curry sauce, coconut milk, sweet potato, and basil, served with rice.” What got me was the coconut milk. In the words of my friend Alfred “I love co-co-nut!!” The sweet potato was soft and the curry was spicy. BUT! This I’ve never experienced before, it was that sort of spiciness where there is taste and flavour, not just heat that burns your tongue. Amazing. :D:D
A great thing was that there was ample curry for the rice. We were pretty full and still had leftovers. Asking for a doggy-bag, they gave us a cute (smaller than usual) styrofoam box. <-- the leftovers came in real handy on the ride home when the bus got a flat and we were stuck for 2 hours waiting for help to come.
Verdict: I’ve never been to a Cambodian restaurant before this (nor Khao San Road <-- I know this is a Thai restaurant, but I know they serve a mean curry), but as far as curry goes, this place has the best I’ve ever had. :D I’m drooling just thinking about it!
5 out of 5 NOMs