Kimsan twins showcase Cambodian cuisine on the world stage

Harrison White

Celebrity chefs the Kimsan twins Pol and Sok have showcased their fine dining Cambodian cuisine at the Davos World Economic Forum ‘Cambodia Night’ event to world leaders including Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen.

The two executive chefs from premier fine dining restaurants Sombok located along Phnom Penh’s riverside road and Embassy Restaurant located in Siem Reap accompanied the Worldbridge Group delegation.

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Senior management of the Worldbrige Group and the chefs with Prime Minister Hun Sen. Photo by Mr. Christian Ehrbar

The event was a first for Cambodia at Davos and was attended by Ministers, CEOs from multinational companies, and global policymakers and featured welcoming remarks delivered by Neak Oknha Sear Rithy, followed by the keynote from the guest of honor, Prime Minister Hun Sen.

This year’s Davos forum marked the first time a Cambodian company – The Worldbridge Group – has become a World Economic Forum member at the Associate Partner level the economic forum brings together over 2,500 global leaders. To read more about the ‘Cambodia Night’ event click here.

Cambodian cuisine on the world stage

Speaking to Cambodia Investment Review Life & Luxury the two chefs explained the honor of being able to showcase eleven of their favorite dishes to the world leaders at the event adding that Prime Minister Hun Sen made a special comment about the Somlor korko soup that tasted very good.

In addition, the twins also created other well-known Khmer favorites including their Signature Num Banh Chok and Fish Amok Curry. “I am honored that we were able to share our amazing Khmer cuisine on the world stage and hope to put Cambodian food on the map,” Kimsan Pol said.

“We flew our local ingredients especially from Cambodia just for the event so we could make sure the food was as authentic as you would experience in our own restaurant,” Kimsan Sok added.

Sombok – Phnom Penh’s premier Khmer fine dining restaurant

Now back in Phnom Penh the twins are preparing for a strong return of international tourists as well as top-level government delegation to their restaurants as the Royal Cambodian Government implements its COVID recovery framework.

Sombok, which means nest and conveys care and nourishment has become the destination for top international dignitaries looking to experience authentic Khmer cuisine in a fine dining setting. “We offer our customers a real taste of traditional Cambodia cuisine using the freshest ingredients and providing high-end service to our patrons from our all-woman team,” Kimsan Pol said.

Sombok restaurant located along Phnom Penh’s riverside.

We change our lunch menu every week as aim to offer the freshest ingredients as well as keep our regular dining guests the opportunity to experience different options, It’s a three-course lunch set menu with two courses of choice in each segment,” says Kimsan Sok.

Sombok Restaurant serves breakfast from 6.30am to 10am; lunch 11.30am to 2.30pm; and dinner 6pm to 10.30pm. To book a reservation click here.

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