Pondering where to host your reunion dinner with your family and friends to usher in the Chinese New Year? Just step into Yi Sang Chinese restaurant along Sothearos Street. It has introduced an exciting menu with lots of authentic Chinese Cantonese dishes for the festival occasion.
This flagship eatery, owned by the Almond Group, offers irresistible cuisine from dim sum and noodle breakfast, lunch spreads, famous crispy roast duck and along with its slow-cooked nutritious soups packed with fresh ingredients and Chinese herbs - just to name a few.
Yi Sang is the ideal restaurant for those who are in the mood to celebrate the Year of the Rat - in style, authentically, the right way.
“Those who are celebrating Chinese New Year but can’t go home, especially Chinese expatriates, can still find their comfort food as how people serve during Chinese New Year traditionally.
“And for the Cambodians this is a great way to indulge in dishes from across Southeast Asia,” Patricia Ng, deputy CEO of Almond Hospitality Group told The Post.
The culinary wizard behind Yi Sang and its sumptuous menu is Luu Meng, the industrious chef, who has been successfully promoting popular authentic Chinese Cantonese cuisine in Cambodia for over a decade now.
Today, the Almond Group operates four Yi Sang restaurants in Phnom Penh, Tuol Kork, Aeon Mall Sen Sok and Riverside Sisowath Quay.
Yi Sang’s kitchen team of specialists chefs dish out nearly 60 plates options that appears on its elaborate menu, to serve guests all-day long from breakfast, lunch to dinner.
All dishes are diligently prepared from scratch using fresh local ingredients and products that gives the unique delicious taste served by courteous staff in a quiet and simple setting.
Fresh Kampot pepper, free-range poultry, ‘eggs-cellent’ natural eggs of the highest quality from Siem Reap, pesticide-free chive flowers and leaves are some of the ingredients personally sourced by Master Chef Luu Meng, which certainly makes the difference in Yi Sang.
“After 11 years in operation, we are proud to say that our flagship outlet, Yi Sang Sothearos, has served guests across generations from the young to the elderly. We first met some of our young patrons when we first opened our outlet and now they bring their own families to enjoy the Chinese comfort food they once enjoyed with their parents
“Despite the heavy competition from newcomers opening Chinese restaurants due to the increase of Chinese and expatriate community, our Yi Sang brand is still the evergreen favourite not only among these nationalities but also our local Cambodians,” said Ng.
If you are craving for authentic Chinese Cantonese food, then check out Yi Sang from January 20 until February 9 and indulge in the specially prepared menu for Chinese New Year.
The festival popular “losang”, Red Grouper Fish Fillet, “House of Gold & Money Poon Choi”, New Year’s Eve sticky rice cake in coconut sauce are some of the dishes that will be served exclusively for the occasion.
Finally do not leave Yi Sang without tasting their signature desserts such as creamy salted egg yolk bun and ‘Malayko’ - steamed cake made from Cambodian palm sugar.
Yi Sang, which literally means “Life Fish” in Chinese, has emerged as quintessential example of Phnom Penh’s culinary diversity.