Having re-launched in January last year, The Deck Tapas Bar and the Lemongrass Restaurant have engaged Australian chefs Shannon Robinson and Ross Erickson to make new Asian-fusion cooking menus, particularly specializing in seafood with a Japanese flair.
The Deck, a tapas restaurant located in Sihanoukville’s Sokha Beach Hotel, could position itself as a purveryor in the cuisine category called fusion.
The art appeared to be discovering classic dishes, oriental and occidental, that compliment one another, without succumbing to forced or clumsy combinations.
Dishes at the Deck do not betray diners looking for a genuine taste of Spanish tapas.
Meanwhile, Lemongrass particularly takes pride in its duck and ginger consommé, which takes three days to prepare, says head chef Ross Erickson.
It was just three weeks ago when the sister restaurants launched new menus. Whereas both are available no matter where guests choose to sit, the tapas are oriented toward diners on the building’s patio; the main courses inside Lemongrass.
The Lemongrass and The Deck are only five-minute beach walks from the Sokha Resort, with the building’s patio reaching over the sand.
Prices at the two restaurants are reasonable though higher than other backpacker hangouts in Sihanoukville. Tapas portions costs between US$3.50 and $8, while listed mains are offered for $9 to $17.50. Prices for the live seafood range are seasonal.