Battambang seemed to be getting more and more popular amongst tourists. There was a large restaurant and bar area where you can find all kind of restaurants.
In this story, I’d like to share reviews of restaurants and bars we went to in Battambang.
Chinese Noodle Dumpling shop
When we were walking around the Restaurant and bar area I saw the Chinese letters ” Lan Zhou Lamian”. Lan Zhou is a city in the northwest part of China. Their noodles are very famous. I hadn’t had them for ages, so we just went in the restaurant to try.
Their menu was written in Khmer, Chinese and English. The price was clear and not too expensive.
We had a soup with noodles and beef (the basic style of Lamian in Lan Zhou), stir-fried noodles with beef and dumplings. They also had vegetarian dumplings.
The chef could speak Chinese. The sous chef was making fresh noodles from dough. No wonder they were so delicious!
The dumplings were pan-fried. They are served with lots of chopped garlic, — a little too much for us. The skin was medium thick and crispy. They had Chinese leek and minced pork inside which was very juicy.
On the table, there was authentic Chinese black vineger and Chinese chilli oil.
The beef in the noodle soup was less fatty than the ones I often had in China, but it was tasty.
They had Cambodian beer too. Canned beer was 3,000 Riel each.
A restaurant near Street 106 and Street 111
This was a restaurant run by a family. We had pork rice plates for $1 US each. The pork was beautifully grilled, accompanied with an omelette, and tossed with chopped onion. The rice was soft and tasty. It came with a sweet soup and pickled cucumbers.
They also had grilled chicken as another option.
We were served Chinese tea as well. The people were friendly and smiley.
There wasn’t an English name for the restaurant at the entrance. There was no mark on Google map either. The restaurant is on Street 106, between Street 111 and 115.
Bops Street Bar
It is s little bar in the restaurant and bar area. The bar is on the corner, so we could enjoy Happy Hour Draft beer for $0.75 US while watching people’s life go by.
They had a terrace area at the entrance and there was a big vine tree above the tables. It may have been the end of its flowering season but it’s white flowers fell down onto our table sometimes, which was really nice.
The lady in the bar could speak good English and was very friendly.
Happy Hour is 4 to 8 pm and they also have WiFi.