Monday, July 4, 2016

Metro of Phnom Penh

Metro has a light tasty fare for breakfast.  Above is an open-faced sandwich on a French baguette.  Fresh baguettes are easy to find in Cambodia.

The Metro Restaurant is an elegant restaurant located in downtown Phnom Penh.  Metro serves a number of egg dishes for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.

Salmon Benedict:

Eggs Benedict may well be the Cadillac of breakfasts, but this dish is the Porsche of Eggs Benedict.  Smoked salmon turned in Metro's Hollandaise sauce and served on poached eggs, spinach, and English muffins.  English muffins are a rarity in Cambodia.  My son-in-law Derick ordered this smash of a dish.

Traditional Eggs Benedict:

Look how thick the Hollandaise sauce is.  It just coats the perfectly poached egg and English muffin.  Look how good that ham looks.  Don't look at the sprig of asparagus.  Pretend it's not there.  My daughter Michelle ordered this plate.

Open-Faced Egg-n-Bacon Sandwich:

Here is what I ordered.  The open-faced sandwich is served on ciabatta bread with perfectly fried bacon strips covered with tomato and two poached eggs.  The greens are called rocket, whatever that is.  The rocket was a great addition to this already good sandwich.  That yellow stuff under the bacon tasted like Hollandaise sauce.

Ginger-Spiced Ginger Ale: 

I like ginger; I like ginger ale.  I really like this drink: ginger-spiced ginger ale.  And whoa, it has a kick, a ginger kick.  This stuff may be hot, but it's a great way to settle one's stomach after a big meal.

Moca Cappuccino: 

Had to have this.  Had to....  A combination of everything that is good about coffee.  This was may chocolate fix for the day.

The Egg Menu:

Note that there are several dishes not yet tried:  Metro Bacon & Egg, Spinach Benedict, Mushroom & Cheddar Omelet, and Ham & Cheddar Omelet.  Also, a favorite of mine when I'm in Southeast Asia, Fried Rice.  This one is fried with bacon and comes with a fried egg on top.  This place is a good stop for Westerners looking for breakfast in Phnom Penh.

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