Entertaining & Etiquette

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

Missy P. | Apr 21, 200310:54 PM     1

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 pamer76@hotmail.com (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



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