Kingston Eats: Royal Angkor Restaurant

Royal Angkor delivers very good quality food at a cheaper price as compared to other Cambodian/Thai curry places in Kingston.  Portion size are large (enough to make two or three meals) at a very economical price.  It isn’t located at the heart of downtown but it is still located close to the campus/ghetto area.  This is the only restaurant so far that offers a good amount of spiciness in their food (gotta love those green chilli peppers).  Everything is made from scratch, so be prepared for a long waiting period.  The restaurant is also quite small, so plan ahead if you are coming in groups.  I personally believe they serve faster for people ordering take-out.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

1211 Special 1 (Royal Angkor)Special #1 (Spicy)
Thai Green Curry, Chicken, Long Eggplant, Bamboo Shoots, Basil, Coconut Milk with Rice

0211 Special 2 (Royal Angkor)Special #2
Stir Fried Beef, Green, Red and Yellow Pepper, Onion, Green Chili with Rice

0211 Special 3 (Royal Angkor)Special #3 (Spicy)
Red Curry Beef, Bamboo Shoots, Red Hot Peppers, Coconut Milk with Rice

0211 Phanaeng Kai  (Royal Angkor)Phanaeng Kai
Chicken curry, Basil, Peanut, Coconut with Rice

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Royal Angkor Restaurant
523 Princess Street
Kingston, ON
(613) 544-9268
www.royalangkor.ca/

Kingston Eats: Wok-In Restaurant

This is a Cambodian/Thai restaurant with a few Vietnamese dishes on the menu.  The shop is very small with the kitchen taking up most of the space.  It’s quite clean and doesn’t have a greasy smell.  The chef-owner is very friendly.  Food is made to order so be prepared to wait some time.  Food is fresh and the portion is huge.

Based on all the rave reviews and recommendations I had high hopes for Wok-In.  Sadly I didn’t find it that spectacular.  The dishes had a nice balance of flavour, and most importantly you don’t feel thirsty after the meal. Food was quite tasty, but I’d say it was more like average home-cooked food.

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $

0611 Thai Styles Shrimp, Chicken, Vegetables, Chilli Paste, Holy Basil Leaves and Rice (Wok-In)Thai Styles Shrimp, Chicken, Vegetables, Chilli Paste, Holy Basil Leaves and Rice
Tail-on shrimp 🙂 I wasn’t too fond of this dish.  I was disappointed that the rice was neither basmati nor jasmine rice.  I think it was way too saucy (and had a lot of cornstarch).  It wasn’t as spicy as I expected 🙄

0711 Asian style chicken with red curry, basil, peanut, coconut and rice (Wok-In)Asian style chicken with red curry, basil, peanut, coconut and rice
This was an average coconut based curry (it was good, but not wow).  This really bugged me: there were no vegetables!! 😕 The chicken pieces were huge.  I didn’t find it too spicy either.

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Wok-In Restaurant
30 Montreal Street, Kingston, ON, Canada
613-549-5369 ‎

Kingston Eats: Phnom-Penh Restaurant

My housemate raved about this place a lot.  It’s very big so a large group can be accommodated.  Food is so-so.  It’s a bit like home cooked food but not up to restaurant standards.  Food delivers fast.  It took 10 minutes for my order (so it’s all pre-cooked waiting to be reheated?).  This place is passable.  There are much better Cambodian/Thai restaurants in Kingston.

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $-$$

0511 Fish Cake (Phnom Penh)Fish Cake
Deep fried mixed white fish & vegetable
The fish cake was actually nicely flavoured.  It was fresh and tender with a hint of sweetness.  It also wasn’t over pan-fried.  The pickled vegetables on the other hand were quite disgusting.

0511 Cambodian Style (Phnom Penh)Cambodian Style
Chicken, Tomato, Dry Pepper, Magrood, Lemon Grass, Shallots, Coriander
Look at how big the tomato and chicken pieces were!  It’s very runny too.  The flavour was all right.  The chicken was juicy and tender.  It can be accepted as home cooked food but probably won’t pass as a restaurant dish.  Funny that this was one of the dishes that you cannot ask to be less spicy.  I can only assume it was one of the spicier dishes in the restaurant.  Sadly it wasn’t true.  Let me just say it’s white washed spiciness.  The heat was barely there.

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Phnom-Penh Restaurant
355 King Street East
Kingston, ON
(613) 545-2607
www.cambodianthaicuisine.ca/

Kingston Eats: The Cambodian Village

A few years ago this restaurant used to be very good, now it’s just terrible.  I thought something was weird when it only took 5 minutes for the food to arrive.  Food is white washed, and it taste awful.  Ingredients weren’t very fresh either.

My ratings:
Price range: $-$$

0411 Pad Thai (Thai Style) (Cambodian Village)Pad Thai (Thai Style)
Stir fried noodle with shrimp, chicken, bean sprout, and roasted peanut
It’s a disgusting peanut butter sauce with microwaved rice noodles that’s stuck together.

0411 Thai Style Green curry (Cambodian Village)Thai Style Green curry
Chicken, vegetable, and rice
It’s watered down.  It’s not spicy at all.  It tasted terrible.  Rice seemed to be microwaved.

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The Cambodian Village
347 King Street East
Kingston, ON
(613) 536-0426