As we all try to stay at home during these trying times, I thought it would be beneficial to focus my restaurant reviews on establishments that offer their menu on delivery services such as Nham24. I had been working all day in my home office and needed a dinner break. I looked on my Nham24 app and decided to try a new restaurant. I had used this service before and it was a fairly smooth experience. I had used cash for my previous delivery but did not have any small bills on me today. So I decided to add my ABA bank account and pay through that which was rather convenient and will definitely cause me to use this app much more.
I decided to choose my dinner from the menu of Porkei Seafood Restaurant, a Chinese place that I have passed by on many occasions but had never dined inside. The app does a wonderful job of describing each dish in detail and provides pictures of each item. I ultimately chose three different items as I was very hungry; the map tofu with shredded pork and rice, flat rice noodles with beef and an order of dumplings. From start to finish the entire process took about 40 minutes when the food arrived at my apartment, an impressive feat considering that I live south of the Russian Market area. I am always a bit trepidatious when trying out a new restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened each box. There were six dumplings in all, a healthy portion to be sure. Each individual dumpling was of a good portion as well as they were stuffed with pork, tofu and vegetables. It was of the fried variety and came with a very tasty soy sauce that was mixed with different spices and herbs.
The rice noodles were very satisfying as well as the soy and oyster sauce flavor of the sauce came through very well. The beef in the noodle dish was quite tender and there was a generous portion of these as well.
Since I had ordered so much food, I did not want a meat dish for the main course. So I decided to go with the mapo tofu, a very popular dish in most parts of Asia. The dish includes silky tofu that is tossed with some vegetables and ground pork in a spicy sauce. The dish had great flavor and is a perfect accompaniment to the white rice it came with. And all of this came with a free seaweed soup!
On both occasions that I have used the Nham24 app the driver was able to find my apartment without issue. They have a support line with agents that can speak English that one can call whenever there is an issue with any order. As we continue to stay at home and practice social distancing, this app is something that I will use with more regularity. And it helped me to discover Porkei Seafood Restaurant, an establishment that I look forward to dining in once this ordeal has passed.
Cambodian Food Scene
Cambodia is surprisingly filled with many great restaurants, from inexpensive to those closer to Western prices. These are just a collection of my favorite places to eat throughout the country.