Located in a peaceful nook on the well-known Street 228 in the heart of Phnom Penh’s bustling city, Cuisine Wat Damnak is housed in a stunning 1950’s built solid brick villa, originally designed by Cambodian architect Mam Sophana and elegantly renovated in 2020 by Ivan Tizianel of Asma Architects.
The restaurant accommodates between 50 to 60 guests, with a choice of seating preferences such as open-air garden, air-conditioned ground floor and first floor seating, as well as an elegant VIP room which hosts up to 10 people comfortably, for exclusive private occasions. There is also a discreet walk in wine cellar located behind the staircase on the ground floor which stores the house reserve.
Selection for the month of September 2021
Mekong langoustine pancake with yam beans, pickled green papaya and spicy tomalley emulsion
Palm sugar braised maam with pork belly, pineapple, green peppercorn, herbs, flowers and local crudités
Charred baby watermelon salad with green tomato, bilimbi, water lily stems, rice paddy herb and crispy ambok
Crispy duck confit salad with winged beans and herbs, peanuts, duck blood and chocolate emulsion
Prawn, roasted pumpkin and gourd salad with basil, coconut cream, fresh peppercorn and glass vermicelli
Grilled mixed mushrooms in a turmeric leaf with chili, toasted rice, holy basil, herbs, flowers and local crudités
Tonle Sap croaker fish, yellow curry rice porridge with asparagus, calamari, salted fish cheek, herbs and cosmos sprouts
Honey glazed barbecued chicken, spicy pounded prahok with Java feroniella, herbs, flowers and local crudités
House made sour beef sausage red curry with carrot, pickled onions, purple sweet potato and toasted baguette
Glazed turnip and crispy turnip cake with radish, caramelized ginger and fermented soy bean sauce
Pork sour spicy jungle soup with eggplant and holy basil, pounded toasted eggplant and crispy shank
Fresh rice noodles green curry with cashew tamarind sauce, banana blossom, green chili and cashew yellow beans cake
Peanuts and dark chocolate brownie with caramelized banana ice cream and salted peanuts nougatine
Fresh and candied pomelo crêpe with Passion fruit curd, syrup and sorbet
Tapioca pearls in fresh coconut cream with longan, avocado and carrot, coconut sorbet
Tasting menu for the month of September 2021
Our tasting menus change regularly to ensure we make the most of Cambodia’s freshest seasonal produce and depending on the availability at the market.
We don’t offer ‘à la carte, however, vegetarians and vegans are most welcome
*Please alert us in advance if you have any particular dietary requirements. Our regular menu may contain nuts, pork, or seafood, but with advance notice we can accommodate those who cannot eat these foods.
However, because small amounts of garlic and chili are fundamental to Cambodian cuisine, we regret that we are unable to offer a menu that does not include those ingredients.
In addition, please note that Cambodian food contains fish sauce and other fish products in most dishes. If you must avoid fish, we recommend arranging in advance for a vegetarian menu.
Cuisine Wat Damnak Phnom Penh
- 29 Samdech Mongkol Iem St. (228), Phnom Penh.
Monday to Saturday
- Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm to 11:00pm (last order at 9:30pm)
- cellphone: +855 99 358 520
- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org