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Chain reaction for vegetarians

Chain reaction for vegetarians


With a natural view over a bamboo retaining wall, Vitking House Restaurant’s new franchise near the Russian Market is gearing up to cater for its rapidly growing vegetarian customer base.

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The location is Vitking House’s third venture, with other locations up in BKK2 and in the heart of Siem Reap.

Y Sara, the chain’s owner, has long been an advocate of vegetarian cuisine. “I have been interested in it for the last seven or eight years. I would like Cambodians to develop more of an interest in vegetarian food. At the moment, it seems that there is not many of these kinds of restaurants being established here.”

The amount of flavours on offer is incredible: fried-rice with fruit, packed-egg rice, mushroom barbecue, and delicious marinated green papaya all wafting from the kitchen at once, leaving patrons with mouths watering.

“Normally, Khmer vegetarian dishes do not contain garlic and all kind of eggs mixed in foods. But some have those two ingredients,” said Y Sara.

According to Y Sara, each branch always keeps customer favourites in circulation to cater for regular guests across the three locations. The price is also very reasonable.

A fried rice egg wrap and a chocolate shake sell for only 6000 riel each, while a cappuccino for a post-meal lift will set the wallet back only 9000 riel.  

“A lot of foreigners come here, as well as a lot of the local elderly who like to eat here for their health. And the young people are attracted to the location for environmental reasons,” said Y Sara.

The new branch of Vitking house seats about 150, and also caters for birthdays and other functions, with nice and comfortable views of the city in the company of friendly and cheerful staff.  

Vitking House Restaurant franchises can be found in Phnom Penh at # 22 St 276, behind the former KIRIROM cinema, the corner of Streets 430 and 450 near the Phnom Phnom Penh Water Sport Club, and 7 Makara St in Siem Reap. Reservations can be made by calling 023 224 170 or 017 798 999.

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