Last night, I was craving papaya salad something fierce. Stumbling upon a yelp review of the Cambodian restaurant, Angkor, my partner in dine and I headed over to sample their version. We ordered this salad, salad rolls, chicken wings and spring rolls. Hello! All of them were excellent and we have ample leftovers after a huge meal, all for $24 for two.
Papaya salad: a very generous portion for only $6. The sauce was slightly sweet, subtle on the fish sauce and spicy, served on the side. Prawns and peanuts were strewn over top of the crunchy green papaya. Excellent!
Salad rolls: Plump with lettuce, prawns and rice noodles, served with a hoisin-style peanut sauce.
Spring rolls: Normally, I'm not a fan. These were tiny but full of flavourful meat.
Chicken wings: Move over, Phnom Penh. These crispy morsels were rustically delectable, covered with chiles and large chunks of garlic. The lemon pepper dipping sauce was simple but perfect. Nice mix of drummettes and wings. The bonus? I didn't feel like I was bathed in MSG afterwards.
The complementary iced tea and very sweet staff overshadowed the stark decor. The wood lining the space was a nice touch, though. I will most certainly be back.