#74 Street 174
Telephone: +855 092-219-565
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Romdeng is the Mith Samlanh street kid’s charity Khmer training restaurant, affiliated with the more Western accented Friends, near Riverside. Set in an old colonial building, it’s a salubrious place to try authentic Khmer dishes for a pretty good cause. The waitstaff, cooks, and I believe at least some of the management are all former street kids enrolled in hospitality training programs conducted by Mith Samlanh. It’s a good idea, and, thankfully, the food is good too.
Both Romdeng and Friends do excellent frozen drinks, and I enjoyed this lychee/passionfruit/mint mixture. Would have been better with a little vodka, but this was a lunch-break-from-work type affair so I was forced to hold back.