Where can you eat a good cassoulet in Cambodia? I found the right place for you at Le Saint Georges restaurant on Street 136. For those who haven’t heard about this, a cassoulet is a slow-cooked casserole of pork meat, duck, sausages and white beans. This is a traditional dish from Toulouse in the South West of France. I really wanted to try it because I haven’t eaten this since a few years! So I went there twice – the first time, I didn’t order the cassoulet in advance so they couldn’t serve it as you needed to book it a day before, they needed to cook during 4 to 5 hours… But now, they started to do individual portion so you can order in the restaurant. What a great news !
We started with a slice of homemade foie gras served with hot and crispy toasts… wonderful. One of us took the warm goat cheese salad with honey which was great too, but nothing special. As a starter or appetizer – or if you are just not that hungry, I strongly recommend you the foie gras.
For the main course, we had – of course– the famous cassoulet, a hearty portion. It was a bit salty but well done with the sausage from Toulouse. The duck was perfectly cooked while the white beans were melting in our mouth, this is such a great evening with this traditional French meal… It killed my diet but it was worth it!
We tried the duck breast with honey sauce which was really tasty too. I think it’s one of the best duck breast I had in Phnom Penh, it was well cooked, still rosé in the middle and the sauce was exceptional, I still have the taste in my palate, a little bit sweet and spicy with balsamic vinegar. The potatoes were yummy as well, simply but tasty. Le Saint Georges also served other dishes such as pork or duck confit, miam!
The service was good, the owner is French and really friendly. It is a small restaurant with a few chairs but with a good environment. More than this, you will enjoy really good traditional French dishes at an affordable price. You will get a hearty and mouth watering dinner for around 18-20 dollars per person, or more if you want to pair your dinner with a wine. A great discovery!
Le Saint Georges – Open daily from 6 pm to 10.30 pm
#111 Street 136, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel.: +855 (0)95 43 65 41