Cambodian Food at Lemongrass


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Cambodian food at Lemongrass in Camden. I was very much looking forward to this one as I remember I loved the food when I was travelling through Cambodia a few years ago. I decided to go on my own, as sometimes you just want to enjoy a meal on your own.


The restaurant was an unassuming little place located off the main drag in Camden. Which meant that I had the place pretty much to myself on a Thursday night. I settled in with a cool Tiger beer and a complimentary basket of crispy prawn crackers. Which was well needed, as my main dish took a wee while to be cooked.


I went for a truly Cambodian dish called fish amok which needed a some more attention in the kitchen. The fish in this typically Khmer dish is carefully steamed to perfection and it was worth the wait though. The fish was folded into a fragrant yellow curry sauce, which was filled with red, green and yellow peppers, some bamboo shoots and cabbage leaves. The dish was served with a drizzle of coconut cream on top. It was a colourful sight to see.


I had already taken a glimpse at the desserts menu earlier and as full as I was, I decided to treat myself. This was a date with myself, after all. I decided to take it home though, and digest my main on the way home. I had the fried banana enrobed in sweet and sticky rice which was wrapped in a banana leaf. It came with the same coconut cream that I drizzled over the gooyness and, oh my, did it taste amazing.

Lemongrass is the only Cambodian restaurant in the city, so I can safely say, it's also the best!


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  1. I love eating out in Camden, you can find so many different types of food without leaving the area. Lemongrass sounds well worth a trip.

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    1. Yeah Camden is really good for eating out.

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  2. Yummy, yummy! I personally love Cambodia food. It was very spiced and so yummy and healthy!

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    1. It can be very spicy yes, but I agree with you; it is very yummy.

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  3. I also loved the food when I was travelling in Cambodia - PARTICULARLY the amok! Glad they're doing it authentically in London too :) Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

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    1. I don't think I had the amok in Cambodia, but I should have. I remember lots of other yummy food though. Particularly the Cambodian BBQ.

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