Chez Gaston

Chez Gaston

Classic French

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Another place with a simple, unadorned approach to life, Chez Gaston is down one of the back streets behind the riverside, which doesn't come across as the most promising start, but we recommend the journey.

Travelfish says:
Jean-Pierre Gaston himself will most likely be there to welcome you, and stands always ready for a chat or to help out with your choice. He only lists the things he loves, so he knows of what he speaks. The short and easy menu is up on the wall, and includes classics such as escargot from Burgundy ($12), beef cheek casserole ($12), andouillettes de Troyes (if you need to ask, you're probably not ready to eat this, $14.50), and foie gras de canard ($15.50). There is also plenty of beef, in many manifestations, including one of the heartiest and most filling carpaccios ($12.50) we've ever had. It's pricy, but when so many of the ingredients are imported, that's hard to avoid. Incidentally, if Gaston offers you a drink for guessing which young schoolboy he is in one of the pictures on the wall, he's second from the left. You can thank us later.
Contact details for Chez Gaston

Address: 76 Street 15, Phnom Penh

T: (077) 910 945 

Coordinates (for GPS): 104º55'38.28" E, 11º34'10.16" N
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Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.

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