Unique LGBTQ hot­pot de­buts in Ph­nom Penh

The Phnom Penh Post - - LIFESTYLE FOOD & DRINK - Soung So­vanny

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.

HENG CHIVOAN

Ac­tress Som Sreyneat’s out­let has en­ticed peo­ple with its un­usual and colour­fully named soup made from a fam­ily recipe.

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