There’s an old saying in the West about man and his BBQ, and how no one should ever try and come between them. It’s a bit different in Cambodia, where the culture of sharing comes above all. On random street corners, you can marvel at the number of hands, heads and eyes that can crowd around a smoking bucket of coal, the grill sat over the top and dripping with the juices of thinly cut slices of pork or beef.
While it’s a load of fun, too many cooks can spoil the broth, as another idiom goes. So Malis has perfected and is now presenting the ideal Khmer-style BBQ – an all you can eat bonanza of Living Cambodian Cuisine: grilled fish, pork, chicken and beef, each special menu item prepared with the classic touch that makes Malis the top stop for fine dining in this part of the world.
Launching this month, the free flow grill will be fired up every day for lunch at Malis Siem Reap – three and a half hours to devour as much as you can – or graze wistfully, if that’s your style – from 11:30am for only $19++.
Each day the grill will be lathered with fish fillets that are paired with salty eggs, dried shrimps and glass noodle salad; organic pork chops marinated in green kroeung and served with greens; local chicken legs, served with yellow curry and Cambodian watercress; and prime beef steaks, accompanied by sautéed potatoes and mushrooms.
Gluttony? Indulgence? Luxury? We call it self-care. How hungry are you?