A Taste Of Russia
Phnom Penh

Strong ties between the Soviet Union and Cambodia date back to the mid-50s. That’s why a restaurant like Irina, which serves authentic Russian cuisine, doesn’t seem out of place in Phnom Penh.

In a way you could say that the establishment is helping to further strengthen relations between the two nations by providing locals as well as visitors an authentic taste of Russia. Opened since 2000, the family-run restaurant is not short on traditional Russian fare and classic dishes, as well as specialities from neighbouring Ukraine, Georgia and Uzbekistan.

The menu include staples such as blini with mushrooms, chicken kiev and feta meatballs, but also unique offerings such as golubtsy (pork stuffed in cabbage), selyodka (Russian salt-cured mackerel) and a variety of dumpling dishes like pelmeni and vareniki. As you might expect, Irina carries an extensive vodka selection to go with your hearty Russian meal.

22 Street 29, Phnom Penh, opens daily, 9am-11pm, facebook.com/russianrestpp

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