July 26, 2012

Resto in Phnom Penh: Magnolia

We always see Magnolia, a Vietnamese restaurant whenever we pass by Street 51. Hubby and I tell each other we should try it one time. Lunch time looks like their busiest time based on the cars park outside.

Then last week, I was surprised to see another Magnolia in Street 63, close to our apartment. I told hubby we should try it.

So last Friday, we went there. We found out the Magnolia restaurant near our place is an expansion of the original one in Street 63. They must be doing really well!

Finally, after three years of living in Phnom Penh, we get to try it. LOL!

We love the garden setting outside

AC rooms are inside the big house

I love their hanging vine

We ordered mixed vegetables (left), and crispy pancake with shrimp (right), spring roll (not in picture), fried rice (not in picture). I was surprised by the size of the pancake! It was huge.

This plateful of raw leaves is a side dish of sort. I felt bad that hubby and I only ate the petchay. The rest we couldn't bring ourselves to eat even if we mix it with our rice or other food.

This is not our first Vietnamese food. But the usual food we order when we are in a Vietnamese restaurant is the famous pho. So this one was new to us.

I guess this is the reason the Vietnamese are so slim. Hmmm...maybe it's not too late to change my diet?