Rightly famous for their herb-broth noodle soups, Phnom Penh serves many other delights. Start off with Cambodian fish cakes, infused with chili, lemongrass, and other spices, then deep-fried and served with a spicy/sweet sauce. Battambang noodle is made with thin rice noodles in a savory sauce, topped with helpings of ground shrimp, roasted peanut, salted radish, pickled cucumber, and bean sprouts. The red curry will light up your sinuses (in a good way), and the deep coconut flavor is rich and satisfying. The distinct menu is what makes this place an exceptional eating experience. (Phnom Penh Noodle House, 660 S King St, phnompenhnoodles.com, 9 am–8 pm)

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