We invite you to discover the delights on offer at the Colonial House Restaurant, home of authentic Khmer cuisine in sophisticated surroundings. The culinary team in the Colonial House kitchen are delighted to introduce you to the subtle balance of flavors the traditional art of Cambodian cooking has to offer. We invite you to join us on a culinary journey to experience the unique taste of Cambodia.
Sandwiched beyond the culinary giants of Thailand and Vietnam, it should come as no surprise that Cambodian cooking has many mouthwatering moments all of its own. We are dedicated to preserving authentic cooking methods, ingredients and presentation, as passed down from generation to generation. We are proud of our quality ingredients, which are exclusively fresh, organic and locally sourced. We can adapt our dishes to your liking and also offer a variety of set menus, international favourites, snacks and specialties from our grill.
Our Selection of iconic Cambodian Starters perfect to share with friends and to begin your meal with a mouthwatering Khmer classic
Colonial’s Deep Fried Spring Rolls
Your choice of pork or vegetarian spring rolls carefully deep fried with finest ingredients in crispy golden brown rice wrap, Served with sweet chili dip.
Calamari “a la Sihanoukville”
Fresh Squid from Cambodia's south coast, Battered in crispy golden brown rice, coating with sesame seeds, Served with lemon pepper dip
Fish Cake with Khmer Spice
Fish from the “Great Lake”, combined with traditional Khmer spices to be created in Khmer style fish patties, Served with vegetable pickle.
Colonial’s Fresh Khmer Hand Rolls
Khmer Noodle, Cucumber, Carrot, Local Lettuce, Long Bean,Bean sprout, Fresh Khmer Herbs served with Nock man sauce
Ravana´s Crispy Tiger Prawns
Juicy Tiger Prawns, gently deep-fried until crispy, Herbal battering, Served with plume sauce
Grilled Khmer Beef Rolls
Grill Marinated Local beef tenderloin with Khmer Spices, Ginger, Spring Onion, Lemongrass, Papaya Pickle.
Classic Khmer Salads
Colonial’s choice of Traditional Salads; our delicious selection, of Khmer specialties. All products are fresh, light, local and organic.
Banana Blossom Salad
Fresh local banana blossoms, mixed with fine sliced chicken breast, basil and Sweet & Sour Sauce
Shrimp and Grapefruit Salad
Juicy fresh grapefruit mixed with shrimps, onion, shallots, garlic, lime juice and our secret combination of spices, giving this classic dish a distinct sour touch
Green Mango with Smoked Fish Salad
Green mango from Siem Reap Province, combined with smoked Tonle Sap Fish, roasted peanuts, fresh basil, garlic and dried shrimp sauce
Traditional Fish Salad
Fresh Tonle Sap River Fish, mixed with bean sprouts, lemongrass, long bean local herbs. Served in our zesty lime dressing
Green Papaya Salad
Our Chef's interpretation of a favorite; grated local papaya combined with herbs and red chili; please advise your waiter if you like it extra fiery.
Classic Grilled Khmer Beef Salad
Red and Green bell pepper, Shallot, Garlic, Julienne Mixed Fresh Vegetables and Fresh Khmer Herbs
Please advise our service team if you prefer vegetarian varieties, we can gladly adapt dishes to your liking
From Colonial’s Steaming Soup Kettle
Traditional Khmer Lemongrass Soup
A Cambodian classic! Your choice of fresh chicken or fish, in a delicate lemongrass, onion, kaffir lime leaves and lime juice
Mekong Lobster Soup
Fresh Mekong Lobster served in a delicate soup with shallots, onion, lime juice, mushroom and herbs.
Traditional khmer soup with cat fish and seasonal organic vegetables cooked to our authentic recipe
Khmer Traditional Tom Yum Soup
The local version of this regional favorite is distinctly Milder than in Thailand, focusing on a subtle balance of flavors, topped off with fresh Tiger Prawns traditional herbs and topped with fresh coriander
Classic Coconut Milk Soup
Your selection of chicken, pork ribs to perfection, creating a pleasing harmony of sweet and sour flavors
Fresh fish and crab meat in a delicate blend of coconut, onion, green peas, Shitake mushrooms and fresh coriander
Colonial’s Spicy Chicken Soup
An invigorating spicy green curry paste, pumpkin, onion, eggplant, long bean and fresh basil
You can also enjoy your Soup in traditional Khmer fashion, as a complete dish served with a large helping of steamed, flavored rice.
Here you will find some of the most popular Cambodian dishes, prepared in adoration and respect of traditional recipes
Our Chef Sokpheak´s Recommendations
Colonial’s Fish Amok
Our Amok is renowned to be amongst Siem Reap´s finest; prepared to a family recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. The coconut based national dish is tenderly slow cooked, with a lot of love. Presented to you in a traditional banana leaf basket
Traditional Beef Loc Lac
Cube of local beef tenderloin, crispy jams, taro, ginger and served with a classic lime pepper sauce that accompanies many dishes
Original Tonle Sap Fish Stew
Freshly caught fish from the “Great Lake”, slowly stewed in a delicate blend of coconut milk, organic vegetables and carefully selected herbs. Our stew is served in traditional manner, presented in a clay pot
Classic Khmer Chicken Curry
Popular throughout the Kingdom, our curry is distinct from its counterparts from neighboring countries; Mild and subtle in it’s balancing of flavors; fresh chicken, potato, carrots, long bean, onion and starnish.
Colonial’s Khmer Spiced
With choice beef or pork, stir fried with a carefully including yellow kroueng, onion, green bean, capsicum and hot basil. Our signature sauce adds distinct flavor, without sacrificing the dishes´ authenticity
Main Dishes are served with steamed jasmine rice
Fresh Catches from the Great Lake and Cambodia’s Southern Provinces
Crab Curry a la Kep
A southern delicacy – fresh salt water crab from the fishing village of “Kep”, served in a mild yellow curry sauce with coconut and ginger flavors
Tiger Prawn Skewers
Juicy Tiger Prawns grilled served with capsicum, Shitake mushrooms, baby corn and Tamarind Sauce
Slow Cook Prahok in Coconut Milk
“Prahok” is a fermented fish paste, widely used in Cambodian cuisine. Best suited to open minded guests; the strong, unique flavor and smell might take some getting used to!
Pepper Squid “Kampot Style”
Finest squid from our southern shores, stir fried with the unique spice of Kampot pepper corns, widely recognized to be amongst the world´s finest varieties
Pan Fried Fish Fillet
With green mangoes pickle and sautéed vegetables
Colonial’s Hearty Beef Curry
Local beef tenderloin served with fresh carrots, potatoes, long bean, onion and spices. A mild curry; can be adjusted to your liking, if you’re taste is of the more fiery type!
Main Courses are served with steamed jasmine rice
Our Selection of International Favorites Soups and Salads
Fresh lettuce, boiled eggs, potatoes and olives
Classic Caesar´s Salad
Fresh lettuce, anchovies, parmesan, crispy bacon is served with chicken breast and Caesar´s dressing
Tuna in oil served with potatoes, cherry tomato, green peas, and Black Olives, served with homemade Vinaigrette dressing
Fresh Apple & Pumpkin Soup
Delicious Alaya signature dish served with Crunchy garlic croutons
Crème of Potato and Fennel
Hearty Soup cooked with lots of love. Served with Garlic bread.
Meat Lovers Corner
Stuffed Local Beef Tenderloin
Grilled to your liking and served with parmesan cheese, Yam gnocchi and green asparagus & your choice of Garlic sauce, mushroom, Port wine sauce
Succulent Grilled Chicken Breast
Served with mashed pumpkin, green asparagus, Tomatoes, Candy and white wine sauce.
Create your own Pasta Or Spaghetti
Your choice of spaghetti or penne, served with parmesan Cheese and your choice of sauce: Bolognese, Carbonara or Marinara, spinach and red bell pepper rolls with anchovies, Candy and white wine sauce.
Tender Pork Chop a la Alaya
Served with seasonal organic vegetables and BBQ sauce parmesan
Pan-Fried Fish Fillet Hollandaise
Served in classic Hollandaise sauce with crash potatoes, spinach and red bell pepper rolls with anchovies Candy and white wine sauce.
Whether or not you are a real “Sweet Tooth”. You are sure to find something suitable
Koulen Mountain Delight
Banana, Pumpkin or Taro cooked in coconut milk
Fresh Tropical Fruit Plate
From our local seasonal fresh fruits.
Khmer Banana Flambé
A local best banana at Koulen Mountain sauté in Rum alcohol served Vanilla ice-cream
Apple in butter scot sauce
Wedges apple marinated in butter scot sauce to filled Alaya homemade crêpe served with coffee ice cream.
Scoop of Ice Cream
A scoop of your choice; please ask our service Team for our available flavors
Vanilla ice cream wrapped with our homemade Crêpe Served with chocolate sauce to garnish roasted Sliced almond accompany with fruit soup.
Homemade Chocolate Crêpes
French crêpe in house with Chocolate Ice-cream.
Cambodian lime tart
From our the best lime make to be lime Cream put on our crispy tart base served With passion ice cream and seasonal fruit.
Colonial’s Banana Split
Fresh Banana, served with a trio of ice creams, Whipped cream and rich chocolate sauce
Trio of Ice Cream
Your selection of 3 scoops in any combination Of flavors; please ask our service staff
We also offer a fine selection of liqueur coffees, digestives and Cognac, if you would like to enjoy a post-dinner drink
Colonial’s Vegetarian Delights
We suggest that our vegetarian guests sample our meat-free variations of must-try classics, such as Amok or Khmer Curry first
Veggie and Oyster Sauce Stir Fry
Mixed vegetable stir-fry with oyster sauce
Bai Char Bunlai
Traditional Khmer fried rice with mixed Vegetables
Traditional Khmer fried rice with mixed Vegetables
Wok Fried Kale Or Morning Glorie
With garlic and oyster sauce
Fried Tofu and Veggie Skewer
Fried fresh vegetables, tofu and sesame soy dip
Deep fried mixed vegetables in battering, served with tomato sauce
Handpicked Rice And Noodle Specialties
Our light choices; ideal as a shared accompaniment or quick mea
“Bai Char” (Khmer Fried Rice)
Served with your choice of Beef, Chicken or Pork combined with crunchy, fresh veggies.
“Mie Char” (Khmer Fried Noodles)
Cambodian style fried yellow or flat noodles, served with your choice of local meats. if you prefer, we can also prepare this in its purely vegetarian version
Colonial’s Curry Fried Rice
Our popular specialty special; Fried Rice mixed with tender chicken Strips, crisp vegetables. Mild curry flavors are balanced with local herbs and spices
All Rice and Noodle Dishes are served with soya and chili sauce
Fresh Off Our Sizzling Grill
Pick and Match your favorite meat or seafood with our prime selection of accompaniments and sauces
Fresh meat from and poultry from local farms
Mixed Vegetable & Grilled Beef Skewer
Tender Chicken Breast
Served with your choice of Homemade BBQ, Pepper, Béarnaise or Red Wine Sauce
Fisherman’s Delicious Catches
Fresh Fish Fillet
Fish and Mixed Vegetable Skewer
Juicy Tiger Prawn Skewer
Served with your choice of Garlic Butter, Hollandaise or Red Wine Sauce
All grilled specialties are served with fresh Oriental Salad, and your choice of accompaniment Stir fried vegetables, Jasmine rice or Sautée Potatoes
A warm welcome to Colonial Restaurant, Home of authentic Khmer cuisine and friendly service!
We are delighted to introduce you to the subtle balance of flavors the traditional art of Cambodian cooking has to offer. We invite you to join us on a culinary journey to experience the unique taste of our “Kingdom of Wonders”. We are dedicated to preserving authentic cooking methods, ingredients and presentation, as past down from generation to generation. We are proud of our quality ingredients, which are exclusively fresh, organic and locally sourced. There are no artificial flavorings or MSG in our 100% natural dishes. We can adapt our dishes to your liking and also offer a variety of Set Menus, International Delicacies, Snacks and Specialties from our Grill.
Please Enjoy Your Meal!
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