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 January 2022
Green peppercorn fish cake salad with rice paddy herb, ripe and green papaya salad, toasted coconut
Duck confit and rice pancake “bai cha kdaw” with duck eggs, holy basil, chili and homemade oyster sauce
Mung bean cake with jicama, luffa, kaffir lime and basil, soy reduction, herbs, flowers and local crudités
Stir fried beef tripes salad with bean sprouts and herbs, barbecued tomato and chili sauce in Lao style
Pan fried chhlang fish filet, fresh rice vermicelli, pounded smoked fish and prahok, herbs and vegetables
Fruits salad with sweet tamarind peanut sauce inspired by the Cambodia Culinary Guide cook book
Pan fried Tonle Sap croaker fish in pohor style with luffa, pumpkin, mushrooms, smoked fish and crispy taro roots
Pork belly and bones rich broth with seared calamari, Mondulkiri ginger, mushrooms and limey
Black sticky rice porridge with pan fried prawns, glazed turnip, tomalley emulsion and Siem Reap sausage
Stir fried tempeh with horn mushrooms, holy basil, chili, caramelized onion and Angkor stout reduction
Beef cheek in “lok lak angle style”, homemade oyster sauce, fermented tomato, Paulo potatoes and cresson
Charred green papaya sour soup with local cresson, rice paddy herb, bilimbi and grated green papaya cake
Pan fried minced pork and prahok with egg and basil, green tomato pickles, herbs, flowers and local crudités
Cambodian vanilla pannacotta, coffee crème anglaise and granita like a Khmer ice coffee with milk
Sweet corn and tapioca porridge with coconut sorbet, caramelized popcorn nougatine
Wat Chocolate steamed biscuit and custard, cocoa rice pralines and Passion fruit whipped cream
Tasting menu for the month of January 2022
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 (Close on Sunday)
- Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm (last order at 2:00pm)
Dinner: 6:30pm to 11:00pm (last order at 9:30pm)
- cellphone: +855 99 358 520
- mail: email@example.com