Yu, Fumin, and I went back to Phnom Penh. I wanted some help with the fried fish. The entire meal was wonderful. The fried fish comes in a brown sauce that is rich with spices and just a little hot. The contrast between the crispy fried fish and the sauce is, of course, an excellent complement to the taste. We also had a seafood soup that was wondeful---once again, spicy but not overly done. A noodle dish topped off the dinner, which was the spiciest of all. You simply must try the fried fish. Don't worry, the owner always recommends it, so you can't miss it.
Trev, Jan, and Karem took me to a wonderful evening at West End Grill located, appropriately enough, in the West End. The restaurant still has its old tin ceiling festooned with stained glass chandeliers. I was too hungry to take a picture of our appetizers: crab cakes and bleu cheese tarts. The crab cakes had just a bit of heat to them, something you don't always find in a crab cake but which worked very well. The bleu cheese tarts lived up to their intriguing premise, rich and tangy. This is my caprese salad. The mozzarella, tomato, and basil were all outstanding. The balsamic vinegar had been very well aged, giving it a thick consistency. My main course was tuna, perfectly prepared to a medium well. The tuna left just enough room for a chocolate lava cake paired with decaf coffee. The cake was rich and moist. I kept scraping my plate to be sure I retrieved all of the chocolate.