Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Siem Reap | Cambodia
26 Nov 2015 | Thu
Day 08 of 46
Thanksgiving Dinner at Genevieve’s Restaurant Siem Reap
Even though Thanksgiving is typically an American tradition, we still wanted to go somewhere special to celebrate. Genevieve’s Restaurant in Siem Reap came up as one of the highest-rated restaurants in town, so we thought we would give it a try.
As it turns out, this restaurant and its owner have an amazing story. Set up by an Australian, Phil Rogers, and named after his late wife (who died from cancer in 2009). Originally he had no connection with Cambodia, a few years after his wife passed away he came to Siem Reap with his daughter as a tourist (see Angkor Wat, etc.). He fell in love with the country, so much so that he gave up everything back in Australia and moved to Siem Reap to teach English to poor children. After being there a few years and with the help of locals, he opened Genevieve’s Restaurant.
The restaurant was set up to give back to the community (Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia). 10% of all their profit is divided between the staff. 10% is split between 4 charities, and the remainder goes to a school/community project around Siem Reap.
On this day of giving thanks, I cannot think of a better place to spend our Thanksgiving!
- Whole Red Fish – Sweet & Sour Style
- Green Mango Salad with Chicken
- Lok Lak with Beef
- Bread with Butter
- Dessert – Mango Liqueur Pancakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
From the incredible food and awesome service, our entire experience was amazing – so much that we ended up coming back a few more times! In the evenings, the restaurant is very busy, so it is highly recommended to make a reservation.