In order to be successful in a given field, one must have commitment and determination to achieve their goals. But in Phorn Sokha’s case, her success came unexpectedly.
Bong Tha Cambodian Noodle Salad is the name of her restaurant, which has become very popular with young people.
“At the beginning I did not have big ambitions to make money from this business,” said Sokha dressed in a purple backless dress. “It was just something I liked to do and decided to do during my free time while I was seeking a full-time job. So when I first opened this place there was only one table, which we borrowed from our neighbour. ”
From that one table and a single worker, Sohka now has 13 employees and the restaurant has moved into a house.
Sokha said that her use of quality ingredients, friendly customer service and good hygiene have helped to make her business grow rapidly, even beyond her expectations.
She said that most of her customers are teenage high school and university students, who she said are drawn to her restaurant by her secret ingredients for spicy and sour or sweet flavours that she puts into her noodle salad.
When asked for the secret, she whispered that her secret recipe featured chili sauce and Tom Yum sauce imported from Thailand, plus some extra ingredients that she would not reveal.
To keep customers, Sohka said that she must have good and fast service. Hygiene is also one of the most important elements of her restaurant, which she believe is very basic but crucial for all restaurants. After all, said Sokha, no one will want to go back to your restaurant if it gives them diarrhoea.
Sohka also said that location is very important when attracting customers. It is always necessary to provide parking for your customers’ vehicles.
In the near future, Sokha is planning to open a second shop to attract more customers. Currently, customers who come after 5pm sometimes leave because they have to wait longer than they want to. Sokha also said that she is proud of her business and wants it to reach its full potential.