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Pou Restaurant and Bar Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 1 reviews
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Siem Reap’s most attention-grabbing Cambodian cuisine, pictured below, is surprisingly its most traditional, coming out of the rustic upstairs kitchen of Pou Restaurant, in an un-renovated traditional wooden house. In a brown t-shirt, chef Mork Mengly cooks over coals on a clay brazier of the kind that is found in most Cambodian homes, which his ancestors cooked on for thousands of years. He whooshes away a few flies lured by the enticing aromas. Mengly has had the least experience of this clutch of young Cambodian chefs, cooking in small boutique hotels, a bar, cafe, and hospitality training restaurant, Spoons, before opening his casual Cambodian restaurant last year. Pou’s recent success is no surprise when you see Mengly’s vibrant plates with their grids and licks of color and abundance of edible flowers that enliven the table. For all their creativity, what is being dished up is very traditional. “All I am doing is presenting our local ingredients that people don’t normally see – like bee hive and red ants – in new ways with beautiful plating. A lot of people travel for food and I want to serve them local food

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Great young people and great restaurant!

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Pou Restaurant is amazing! Owned an run by two young Cambodian boy, it shows all that young Cambodian people are able to do in terms of creativity! Pou Restaurant is small by its size but huge by its heart! THANK YOU!

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Wat Damnak Road, Opp. Wat Damnak Pagoda, Phum Wat Damnak, Sangkat Salakamreuk, Siem Reap

+855 096 971 8088

Open from 11:00 to 23:00 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)

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