Unique LGBTQ hotpot debuts in Phnom Penh
TUCKED away on the nondescript street 256, behind Preah Kossamak Hospital, on the outsk irts of Phnom Penh is a small unsuspecting food outlet.
Its unusual sign – a picture of a woman closely resembling t he late English singer and song writer Amy Winehouse – smiles next to the outlet’s signature dish – ‘LGBTQ Hotpot’.
Owned by actress and model Som Srey neat, t he small outlet located inside a street-side gazebo has enticed people to t his lesser trodden section of t he capita l with its unusual and colourfully named soup made from a family recipe.
She opened t he business with her t wo brothers last month, with the name a celebration of t he hotpot’s uniqueness from many other Cambodian hotpots.
“It’s a bit sour and a bit sweet. Its taste is unique, and that is why we wanted to give it a name that stood out,” Sreyneat said.
The hotpot set comes with a plate of free-range duck meat, beef meatballs, egg, shrimp, pig blood and white sesame. In addition, it has a basket of vegetables, including needle mushrooms, Chinese white cabbage, okra, water spinach, t hyme, coriander and Khmer basil.
A full LGBTQ hotpot set is 25,000 riel ($ 6.28) and can feed 2 to 3 people. Because of its af fordable price point, many of her customers are students.
The LGBTQ Hotpot is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 3pm until the soup finishes around 8 pm. For more information, contact the outlet on: 093483041 and 098313648.
Actress Som Sreyneat’s outlet has enticed people with its unusual and colourfully named soup made from a family recipe.