Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Award-winning Aussie fish and chip shop opens its doors in Siem Reap

Award-winning Aussie fish and chip shop opens its doors in Siem Reap

Award-winning Aussie fish and chip shop opens its doors in Siem Reap

7d_sr14b
Heng Sok with his trophy for ‘Best Fish and Chips in Sydney’.

Award-winning, Australian-style fish and chips are now available, thanks to a Khmer entrepreneur who learned the culinary art deep in the heart of Sydney suburbia.

Heng Sok migrated to Australia in 1998 where he married. To guarantee a regular supply of food on the table, he opened a fish and chip shop in Sydney’s suburban Sylvania Waters.

In 2003, his shop, Sylvania Waters Seafood, won a gong for Best Fish and Chips in Sydney, as part of the Sydney Fish Markets Awards for that year.

Just over a year ago Sok sold his Aussie business, cashed up, and returned to Cambodia to open the Master Suki Soup restaurant in Oum Khun Street, near Angkor Market.

Last week he expanded his empire by opening his second restaurant, Master Seafood, next door, purveying the aforesaid fish and chips.

Sok is quick to point out that, traditionally, fish and chips are renowned for their artery-plugging greasiness, but his fare is a healthy alternative, as the batter he uses is made from “pure, cholesterol-free oil”.

The species of fish which features on his customers’ plates is pacific grouper, at just $5, including a serving of chips.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all

  • Ex-RFA journos accuse outlet

    Two former Radio Free Asia journalists held a press conference yesterday claiming they are each owed $28,000 by the US-funded radio broadcaster, which shuttered its in-country operations in September amid a government crackdown on independent media. The journalists, Sok Ratha and Ouk Savborey, maintained they organised