Finding those hidden gems across Melbourne can be a tough prospect, and it’s even harder in the CBD. Let us save you some time searching, add Cambodia’s Kitchen to your ‘must try’ list now. We recently visited this new Asian delight on Russell street, leaving with full stomachs and even better impressions of this Cambodian hotspot. Not convinced? Then read our full review of Cambodia’s Kitchen.
Authentic Cambodian vibes
Cambodia’s Kitchen Melbourne is a perfect example of traditionally simple decor that is inviting and welcoming from the first step inside. A simple layout awaits, with beautiful decor that gives you an authentic Cambodian experience. Making sure their restaurant is prepared and ready for 2022, you can order your food at your table through an online ordering system, making the whole dining experience even simpler. This means there is more time to connect with your group, and less time desperately looking through the menu before the server comes back to your table.
Traditional Cambodian flavours & cooking techniques
Cambodia’s Kitchen is not short of incredible options to choose from. If you’re looking for an interactive experience, Cambodian kitchen offers a Cambodian beef hotpot you can cook at your table. With a beautiful array of meats, vegetables and noodles, this two-person share option is perfect for a date night dinner and comes with plenty of authentic flavours to immerse yourself in the Cambodian culture. If you’re looking for a more ala carte option, there are plenty of options to select from on the main menu. Multiple entree options from soups and fried starters, through to delicious mains of stir-fries and noodle soups, Cambodia’s Kitchen has it all for the hungry diner.
Cambodia’s Kitchen menu – classic entrees
We indulged on our visit to Cambodia’s Kitchen and opted for the fried wontons and spring rolls for our starters. The fried wontons came out and looked like golden fried parcels of flavour on a plate. One bite and we knew we’d ordered right. The wonton was crispy and packed full of flavour, accompanied by a sweet chilli dipping sauce, these wontons were the best way to start the meal. We have to talk about the spring rolls as well, not only were they crispy, crunchy and delicious, the serving size was very generous. Eight perfectly fried morsels awaited us on the plate, each one bursting with more flavour after each bite. These two entree dishes are both a must order when you visit Cambodia’s Kitchen, but with five different soup options on their entree menu, we will be back to try more of their incredible starters.
Cambodia’s Kitchen menu – inspired mains
When it came to ordering mains, we just couldn’t go past the warming noodle soup we were bound to feel in our hearts and souls. With the weather outside a tad on the wet side, the noodle soup was a perfect choice and Cambodia’s Kitchen knew just how to look after us. We ordered the signature Cambodian Noodle Soup and the Wonton Noodle soup, both with egg noodles.
The Signature Cambodian Noodle soup was positively brewing with taste and flavour. Served in their signature pork broth, this flavour explosion comes with pork served four ways, with pork loaf, liver, sliced pork and minced pork all put together in the dish. The experience doesn’t stop there, this noodle soup also comes with homemade fish balls and homemade fish cakes as well. Put that all together our choice of egg noodles and you have yourself a winter warmer anyone will love. The broth was perfectly cooked and the variety of proteins made this soup so delicious, I’m not sure we could order anything else next time we visit.
The Wonton Noodle soup was no slouch either, offering up a tasty and packed winter chill beater. Served with pork and prawn wontons, in the signature Cambodian pork broth, this noodle soup had everything we hoped for when we spotted it on the menu. The flavoursome pork broth was complemented perfectly by the wontons, which held their form despite bathing in that perfect broth. We opted again for egg noodles and when it was all put together, this noodle soup was something else. If you’re a wonton fan, then make sure you get your lips around this delicious soup.
Cambodia’s Kitchen in Melbourne is one of the best options you’ll find in the CBD, offering up beautifully authentic food, in a home away from the home-styled restaurant. The menu boasts a plethora of delicious choices, and with their Cambodian hot pot option, you can even get your hands dirty at dinner as well. It’s tough finding the right spot to eat in Melbourne’s CBD, visit Cambodia’s Kitchen on Russell street to find out why that’s a problem of the past.
We can’t wait to check out Cambodia’s Kitchen and try the rest of its delicious menu. Got a favourite on the menu or a favourite spot in the CBD? Check to see if we have covered it in our Melbourne Food & Drink reviews!