Unique LGBTQ hotpot debuts in Phnom Penh
By Soung Sovanny The Phnom Penh Post 11 January 2019
Actress Som Sreyneat’s outlet has enticed people with its unusual and colourfully named soup made from a family recipe. Photo: Heng Chivoan
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Tucked away on the nondescript street 256, behind Preah Kossamak Hospital, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh is a small unsuspecting food outlet.
Its unusual sign – a picture of a woman closely resembling the late English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse – smiles next to the outlet’s signature dish – ‘LGBTQ Hotpot’.
Owned by actress and model Som Sreyneat, the small outlet located inside a street-side gazebo has enticed people to this lesser trodden section of the capital with its unusual and colourfully named soup made from a family recipe.
She opened the business with her two brothers last month, with the name a celebration of the hotpot’s uniqueness from many other Cambodian hotpots.
“It’s a bit sour and a bit sweet. Its taste is unique, and that is why we wanted to give it a name that stood out,” Sreyneat said.
The hotpot set comes with a plate of free-range duck meat, beef meatballs, egg, shrimp, pig blood and white sesame. In addition, it has a basket of vegetables, including needle mushrooms, Chinese white cabbage, okra, water spinach, thyme, coriander and Khmer basil.
A full LGBTQ hotpot set is 25,000 riel ($6.28) and can feed 2 to 3 people. Because of its affordable price point, many of her customers are students.
The LGBTQ Hotpot is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 3pm until the soup finishes around 8 pm. For more information, contact the outlet on: 093483041 and 098313648.
Contact author: Soung Sovanny
From: THE PHNOM PENH POST