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March 23, 2015

The Embassy: an Ambassador's Fine Dining Haven


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Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Where Every Diner is an Ambassador

A visit to one of the world's heritage sites, the Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, must not only please your eyes but please your appetite as well. Located within the city's central at Kings Road Angkor Village is the Embassy Restaurant. 

Claimed as a restaurant that's no like other and a part of the AngkorW Group of Restaurants, Embassy Restaurant offers an exclusive fine dining experience that's served by two talented and skilled chefs called the Kimsan Twins. Equipped with their wide experience and training, they prepare and serve a seasonal Khmer gastronomical menu that'll surely satisfy everybody's appetite.

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We arrived all sweaty, haggard and low but as soon we spotted the restaurant and caught sight of the cozy and warm ambiance, our brain activated our adrenaline glands and pumped us with energy

Included in our Siem Reap adventure itenirary, yours truly and Dean of Watwatworld had the chance to take delight in their surely delectable menu.

Tired and exhausted from his Thailand trip, we fetched Dean from his hotel then
we went to a couple of tourist spots in Siem Reap before having our most awaited time of the day, a sumptuous dinner. We arrived all sweaty, haggard and low but as soon we spotted the restaurant and caught sight of the cozy and warm ambiance, our brain activated our adrenaline glands and pumped us with energy.


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Yours truly striking an innocent pose in the lounge.

The Embassy is a two floor building with a wooden and concrete structure. Upon arrival, it will greet you with both a fresh and cool atmosphere with all the green plants around it. Yet when you get inside, it gives you a sense of home, coziness and warmth with the dim, ambient and relaxing lights and homelike interior. 


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Upon arrival, it will greet you with both a fresh and cool atmosphere with all the green plants around it. Yet when you get inside, it gives you a sense of home, coziness and warmth with the dim, ambient and relaxing lights and homelike interior

The first floor is open with round comfy chairs suited for chilling and drinking during happy hours. The second floor is where lavish banqueting happens which can accommodate 35 “ambassadors”. The tables are extensively set up. A romantic white chandelier dangles above. A huge painting and a round mirror accents the walls. Polite and well trained attendants will approach and greet you to take your orders.

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The second floor is where lavish banqueting happens which can accommodate 35 “ambassadors”. The tables are extensively set up. A romantic white chandelier dangles above. A huge painting and a round mirror accents the walls. Polite and well trained attendants will approach and greet you to take your orders.

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Banquet Fit for Diplomats

The Embassy’s menu is composed of 5-6 sets appetizing menu, which changes every season. Each set in the menu can be paired with their selection of satisfying wine.

We started our exceptional meal with Marinated Fresh Oyster served on Coriander Sauce. Appetizer came next which was local “Snake Zuchini” stuffing with minced seafood, topped with Khmer herbs. Boiled rice soup with pork ball and fresh herbs was served next. There were two main courses. First was the Khmer red curry scallops, served with rice noodles and country vegetables. Second was the traditional pork caramel, cooked with green Kampot pepper, bamboo shoot and tiger potato, served with rice “basket ball”. The set was of course ended by everybody’s favorite part of the meal, the dessert. We had Crispy Banana topped with coconut and chili ice cream, milk fruit and orange sauce.  Each set was served with a glass of wine.

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Marinated Fresh Oyster served on Coriander Sauce
Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Local “Snake Zuchini” stuffing with minced seafood, topped with Khmer herbs
Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Boiled rice soup with pork ball and fresh herbs
Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia

What I have to Say

We enjoyed our lovely feast so much that it took us 3 hours from start to finish. Ha ha! Of course, because it was accompanied with wonderful stories and random chit chats.

I can’t tell which part of the menu is my favorite because, I love them all. The starter is not common to me as I rarely eat raw seafood. It was challenging though the combination of the fresh oysters with the sauce was superb. I am not a fan of zucchini but stuffing it with minced seafood made it so palatable. I love love the soup. I really love soup dishes as they’re less oily compared to fried food. The soup is served with a lavender flower. One may think it’s just for garnish but hey, that’s edible. I did eat mine. 


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Boiled rice soup with pork ball and fresh herbs
Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The first main course is very Cambodian. I love curry dishes and this was exceptional because instead of rice, we ate it with rice noodles. Super yum! I already felt full with the first main course but there was a second, a traditional pork meal with rice. The presentation is so unique the rice was wrapped in a woven banana leaf. I was already so full but we had to have one last set. The chili ice cream wasn't really spicy despite its name. It was sweet actually just like how ice creams are but, the scent of chili was there.


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Khmer red curry scallops, served with rice noodles and country vegetables
Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia


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traditional pork caramel, cooked with green Kampot pepper, bamboo shoot and tiger potato, served with rice “basket ball”
Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Crispy Banana topped with coconut and chili ice cream, milk fruit and orange sauce
Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Embassy’s dinner set menu which covers the 5 meals costs US$36. 4 glasses of wine would be an additional US$17. One glass costs 6$. Not bad for a special dinner with your special someone. Don’t mind the cost, mind the contentment.
And oops, staff service was definitely pleasant as well. The waitresses are warmly polite. After serving, they give a brief description of what you are about to indulge in.


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From left to right: Rosahlee Bautista, a freelance writer; Ms Clemy Balasoto, AngkorW Group of Restaurants PR Manager; Yours Truly the blogger; and Dean Cuanso of Watwatworld.
Embassy Eatery & Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Embassy Eatery and Lounge:

(Free glass of wine if you book through the website)
Phone: +855 892 82 911 or +855 63 966 441



1 comment:

  1. This place looks amazing! I need to put it on my bucket list!

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