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Long Beach Lunch: Phnom Penh Noodle Long Beach Lunch: Phnom Penh Noodle

If anyone ever asks you what Cambodian food tastes like, just take them to Phnom Penh Noodle and start ordering. The menu at this tiny home-style dining room (no, really, it’s built into the house of the family who started it 31 years ago, and locals call it “The Noodle Shack”) is by no means comprehensive, but when it comes to sampling the complex mishmash of flavors, textures and ingredients that comprise Khmer cooking, it’s a brilliant place to start.

- OC Weekly
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern Hidden Los Angeles Travel Guide

Andrew learns that some of the best foods in Los Angeles are hiding in neighborhoods where outsiders rarely go! From pig head tamales in Watts to steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach, Andrew tastes it all.

- Travel Channel
LA Times 50 places to eat for $5 or less in Southern California

At Phnom Penh Noodle Restaurant in Long Beach, $5 buys you a bowl of house special noodle soup.

- Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2012
LB Post Best Cambodian Restaurant: Phnom Penh Noodle

From the outside, Phnom Penh Noodle—aka “The Shack”—looks just like the house it was built into decades ago. But between the hours of 6AM and 3PM, the renovated wood interior is bustling with a diverse breakfast and lunch crowd scrambling for dirt cheap bowlfuls of flavorful Cambodian noodle soup and plates of stir-fried delicacies.

- Long Beach Post, April 15, 2013
THRILLIST The Long Beach Bucket List: 29 things to do before you die.

#3. Eat Cambodian noodle soup at The Shack

Sure, you can get a deep-fried catfish or banh chiao at any of the restaurants that dot Anaheim St (aka Cambodia Town), but venture a few blocks off the strip for a bowl of kuy teav at Phnom Penh Noodle Shack (aka The Shack). It’s like Cambodia’s version of pho, except with pork broth that’s filled with all sorts of jiggly, delicious animal bits. Just don’t think about what they are too much.

-, July 27, 2015
LA Weekly LA WEEKLY: 8 Delicious (and Diverse!) Places to Eat in Long Beach's Cambodia Town

Technically Cambodia Town extends only a block in either direction from Anaheim Street, but the legendary Phnom Penh Noodle Shack is close enough to count. Three blocks up Cherry and built into a former house, “the Shack” (as it’s informally known) is now run by second-generation owners and is the only place in the L.A. area specializing in kuy teav, or Cambodian noodle soup. As the Cambodian version of pho, kuy teav is mainly a breakfast dish where you get to pick your type of noodle (rice, egg or teardrop) and meat (veal, ground pork, beef balls, seafood and lots and lots of offal), and it comes either wet as a soup or dry with a bowl of porky bone broth on the side. Try the Chluy Bowl — quail eggs, tripe and pork rinds — and don’t forget an order of fry bread to soak up all the juice. 1644 Cherry Ave., Long Beach; (562) 433-0032;

-, October 15, 2015
Eater LA The Heart of Cambodian Culture in America Beats Through Long Beach

Refugees came and built a community in this southern LA county city.

- Sarah Bennett, Eater LA, May 17, 2017