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Celery | May 31, 200112:23 PM     32

Our latest Chowhound dinner at the Cambodian restaurant in Oakland was a lot of fun last nite! It was great to meet you all. Thanks for the wines and Caitlin, thanks for the danish (that was my husband's consolation prize since he didn't get to come to dinner! I've got the day off so maybe I'll just head over to the bakery myself - Nabolom - wasn't it?)

I don't have the menu here so can't post details (like dish names - maybe someone else can, esp for Eric in Seattle who has been on the Cambodian quest), but we ate really well. The food was much better than any Thai restaurant I've eaten at lately. Very similar to Vietnamese and Thai. Our waitress helped Melanie pick out the best dishes - and they were great!

Lots of pork and seafood. the dishes we had weren't spicy at all. A delicious fish with red lemongrass sauce (kind of custardy) steamed in a banana leaf bowl was great - as was the boned, stuffed quail - and the gooey stuffed eggplant dish - extra smokey - that was also with pork and seafood and glass noodles.

And then we finished with the traditional chocolate chip and pistachio/lime cookies (just kidding about the traditional!) that Rochelle had brought. Those were really delish - loved the pistachio ones!

Thanks again Melanie for making the plans, everyone for the wine, cookies, danishes and best of all the good company!

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