Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Phnom Penh

Having never tried Phnom Penh, but heard much about it, Flowerbunny and I finally decided to go check it out with three of our friends. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with an enormous line.  The restaurant was super crowded, and from what I hear it's pretty much always this way.  The restaurant is looks like a typical Chinese restaurant; kind of dirty, a few decorations, but nothing fancy.  This place is far more emblematic of a dive than a few of the places that Guy Fieri visited while in Vancouver.  It's strange that he didn't come here, especially given that they have some signature dishes for him to try.

While waiting we got the chance to look at the many awards on the wall.  There's actually a menu signed by Anthony Bourdain up there too. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Carver's Steakhouse

A couple of friends of ours wanted to go for out for steak and as we were all in Richmond, it came down to either Chop or Carver's.  We'd never tried Carver's so we decided to give it a shot.  When we got there, the restaurant was completely dead.  Not a great sign for a Friday night.  The decor is nice, and very steakhouse-y.  I think maybe this is just the wrong neighborhood for this type of restaurant.