The Big Game Sweepstakes: You Could Win* This LG 65-inch OLED TV and More! Enter the Giveaway

Follow us:

Discover the unexpected in the Bay Area. Explore All of SF Bay Area
Entertaining & Etiquette 1

**Invitation to a Cambodian Chowhound dinner at Angkor Borei--Wednesday 4/30**

Missy P. | Apr 21, 200310:54 PM

Melanie Wong and I invite you to a Chowhound dinner at Angkor Borei, a little-discussed Cambodian gem in the Outer Mission. This place is well worth the trek. I highly encourage fans of Phnom Penh or Battambang in Oakland to join us. I really love this restaurant and want other ‘hounds to try it.

Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00 pm. We’ll order family-style, of course. Entrees are $7-$10 and appetizers are around $7. Corkage is $5/bottle. Bring cash, please. And, as Melanie put it, we’ll "leave a tip for Chowhound," so bring a little extra cash to stuff in the hat we’ll pass at the end of the dinner.

Please RSVP to me at (put ‘Angkor Borei’ in the subject line).

Here’s my original short post on Angkor Borei:

Here’s a random web review that I think is fairly accurate.

The menu is fairly extensive, but here are some highlights:

--Fresh Spinach Leaves (Mien Cum): fill a leaf with diced ginger, chile, lime, red onion, peanuts, dried shrimp, toasted coconut and ‘chef’s sauce’—roll it up and eat in one bite. Yum!

--Squid Salad: unbelievably tender squid with mint, lemongrass, cilantro, red onion, carrots and peppers. This is the best version of this classic that I’ve ever had.

--Beef Salad: similar to Thai beef salad with mint, bean sprouts and cucumber. Also the best I’ve had.

--Nhoam Lahong: an estimable green papaya salad.

--Crispy Rice Chips: served with anchovy, ground pork, coconut milk and tamarind concoction that gets wrapped in big lettuce leaves.

--Charbroiled Beef Skewers: stuffed with fresh water chesnuts and pineapple.

--Prawns Baked in Foil: with tamarind sauce and cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, etc.

--Ahmohk: mild curry fish mousse served in a ‘banana leaf basket.’

--Clay Pot Mock Duck: with noodles, spinach, zucchini, carrot, mushrooms, etc. in yellow curry sauce.

--Black Sticky Rice with Mango and coconut sauce for dessert (the best!).

The 24th Street BART is about a 10 minute walk down Mission. The 14/Mission, 49/Van Ness/Mission, and 67/Bernal Heights all run by on Mission. The 24/Divisadero is another option, which runs down Cortland. The J-Church also stops nearby on the other side of Mission.

Parking can be tricky around there, so please give yourself time.

Please note: This is a private, volunteer assisted event. No agency relationship, express or implied exists between any parties and Chowhound, Inc. This is not a Chowhound, Inc. sponsored event.

Angkor Borei
3471 Mission St (at Cortland)
San Francisco, CA 94110-5438
Phone: (415) 550-8417



Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Catch up on the latest activity across all community discussions.
View latest discussions