Opened in 2003, Cuisine Wat Damnak is by Frenchman Joannes Rivière, located in a 2-storey Khmer house on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat. Joannes called his cuisine New Cambodian which uses mostly fresh local produce. Siem Reap is not a city famous for fine dining, but Joannes was able to take a place on the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” list and stay on the list for years!
In an ode to the infinite of creativity and imagination, the chef tasting menu highlights Khmer flavours in western cooking by using local produce such as palm sugar, “sanday”, green mango, rice paddy herbs, croaker in Tonle Sap river, banana blossom, peanuts, puffed rice and vermicelli etc…… Can you figure out how much the menu cost?
(Answer: UD28.00 for this exciting culinary experience.)