A little bit of Cambodia in the city of Bengaluru. Khmer Kitchen offers an authentic Cambodian experience with the unique dishes, excellent taste, and a beautiful ambiance. Located in J.P Nagar, this place will surely be popular for it’s food and experience as a whole.
We started off with a couple of drinks, Apsarita is one of their twisted classics. Apsarita is a tequila based drink, with south Indian buttermilk with chilli infusion, served in a salt rim-kissed earthen cup. The presentation of this drink was very unique and the experience is something that I had never had before in my life.
The next drink was the Curry Daiquiri. This was a white rum drink with Indian spices and herbs put together with a vibrant tropical flavor and a hint of tanginess. This drink is magical, in fact one of the best white rum cocktails I have ever had.
As for a mocktail we tried the Tusker’s Delight, which was mild tangy based drink. Although it did not match the excitement we had for the cocktails, this was a decent drink.
For starters we had the Dim Sums first. Our choice was the Chicken Floret, which is juicy chicken morsels marinated with oyster sauce in chef’s special Asian spices, encased in a dumpling resembling a flower. The Dim Sum was not your typical white, but black and the sauces provided goes hand in hand with the Dim Sum. You get four dumplings in a single serve.
Out next starter was Bao. The Chicken Bao was cutely presented, the chicken morsels napped in Asian BBQ sauce and encased in a chicken shaped bao.
We wanted to try the BANH MI, but unfortunately they were not available in the afternoon. They have two different menus for the lunch and dinner.
For our main course, we had two different Asian Bowls. Our first was the Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, which is rich chicken broth with Udon Noodles, teriyaki chicken, and fresh vegetables with half poached egg. The broth was rich in taste. The vegetables are fresh and one can understand how healthy it truly is.
Our next Asian Bowl was Malaysian Laksa. Laksa is juicy chicken simmered in a traditional coconut curry sauce topped with noodles and fresh vegetables. It is easy to get the coconut curry wrong, but I must say, the people at Khmer Kitchen have absolutely nailed this dish to perfection.
We ended our time at Kher Kitchen with an Italian Coffee, a Curtado.
Khmer Kitchen is located at 697, 15th Cross, 100 Feet Ring Road, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore. The experience at Khmer Kitchen is very unique because of the amazing Cambodian ambiance, the food is really great, and the staff is ever so courteous. I would highly recommend you to take a reservation and then go as it is crowded most of the time. The quantity at times may surprise you as it is towards the likes of a fine dining experience, but it is worth the taste. For two of us with liqour it costed us 3,200 INR and if it was just food then the cost would be around 2,100 INR. They have valet service and also they do not accept American Express cards.
Here is a small video of Khmer Kitchen.