Kampuchea Noodle Bar – 08.03.2007

Kampuchea Noodle Bar – 08.03.2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 by Wendy Lam

Kampuchea Noodle Bar
78 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002

The Scene
Hinged windows elegantly frame the double dates and pre-bar crowds that fill the communal tables at this corner restaurant, where East and West spar playfully. Sunset-orange paint, an intricately detailed tin ceiling and embedded columns strike Asian accents, but the international waitstaff and sporadically blaring soundtrack–everything from jazz to Led Zeppelin–reflect the immediate neighborhood’s diversity. Chef Ratha Chau seems to be following the lead of the East Village’s immensely popular Momofuku noodle shop, only he’s westernized Cambodian rather than Korean food. – Citysearch

Once again another good spot opened in my neighborhood, I luv living in the L.E.S.! My mom, B and I was feelin’ for some noodles that night and I remembered we walked by Kampuchea once but didn’t get a chance to taste it. We decided to head on in, it was a Friday night so there was a bit of a wait but the hostess was very polite and would constantly check on you to let you know the seats will be ready shortly. The food are prepared in an open kitchen, which is good but it also makes the dining area more stuffy, even the A/C can’t help. Though there was some heat in the house, the drinks cooled us down a bit, I absolutely LOVED the Lychee Fizz, it’s so easy to make, Sprite with lychee…sooooooo refreshing! We also ordered Grilled Sweet Corn, it was ok, def not comparable to the ones at Cafe Habana. The noodles were quite good, I enjoyed my Filet Mignon Katiev, next time I go back I will need to let them know to cook my beef instead of letting it cook in the broth, its way too thick for it to not be bloody even if its soaked. I also liked the braised brisket that’s offered in my Filet Mignon Katiev more than the filet mignon itself, its much more tastier. Overall, great ambiance, good service and good tasting food, I will def make another trip back, if you’re feelin’ for some noodles hit this spot up! Peep the pics after the jump…

Specialty Fruit Juice lychee fizz (sprite with lychee) and fresh watermelon

Grilled Sweet Corn coconut chili mayo, chili powder, coconut flakes

P.E.I. Mussels spicy & sour tomatillos celery, okras, red onions, thai chilis baguette

Filet Mignon Katiev bun rice noodle, beef broth, peppercorn covered filet mignon, braised brisket, chopped tomatoes, sprouts & herbs

Chicken Katiev egg noodle, chicken broth, organic chicken breast, sweet sausage, sprouts, chives, sautéed shallots & herbs

Chilled Egg Noodle shredded organic chicken & egg omelet napa cabbage, green mango, pickled spring onions, herbs, red spicy sauce


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