The Half Moon, famed for its legendary Tuesday curries is branching out into delicious Cambodian Food. The successful Horsington-based business, KHYMER KITCHEN, which has been wowing them in Bruton and Wincanton with their pop-up restaurant during the summer is coming to Horsington’s Half Moon.
Make a note in your diary. Reserve a table. It’s a 3-course Cambodian Tasting Menu at only £25 a head. Saturday evening, 20th January 2018
Khymer Kitchen is the brainchild of Simon Allen and his Cambodian wife Neang. They write:
“Khmer Cuisine is the food of The Kingdom of Cambodia. If you were to imagine a cross between Thai, Vietnamese and French cuisine’s with influences from Southern India, Sri Lanka and Mainland China you might begin to imagine what’s in store for you.
Khmer Cuisine is less spicy than Thai food. The Khmer prefer their hot chilies on the side. Also the presence, for over a century, of French colonial rule has introduced aspects of French cuisine to the Khmer palette. The Khmer now have a hundred year old tradition of Baguette making, among other things.
At Khmer Kitchen we have taken a selection of the best loved Cambodian food and, without loosing authenticity, have expanded upon it to incorporate the kind of choice that British food lovers expect.
They include: Dumplings, Noodle Dishes and Soups, Curries, (Amok and Lok Lak etc), Salads, Khmer Baguette sandwiches, Rice flour Doughnuts, BBQ Chicken and Seafood, Fish and Chicken balls and tasty Vegan and Vegetarian options
Our fruit and vegetables and our meat and fish are sourced locally whenever possible and our chicken and eggs are free range. We grow many of our own herbs ourselves as these extraordinary Khmer flavors would not otherwise be available.
There will be some staple items like Dumplings and Noodle Soups and then new things that will change each week. – All our food is prepared freshly which means sometimes it may take a little longer to reach you. We hope you enjoy your meal.”
Here’s the deal:
NOUM KA CHAY – KHMER DUMPLINGS
Rice Flour Dumplings steamed and then Pan- fried – Crunchy on the outside soft and squigy on the inside and filled with: CHICKEN Sweet Onions & Khmer Chives,
Served with Sweet Chilli dipping sauce and two Asian Salads
NEORM NOUM BANH CHOK – NOODLE SALAD
Chilled noodle salad, with thin rice noodles, mixed with jullienne of green & red and yellow Bell peppers, carrots, thin strips of white cabbage, cucumber and garnished with fresh corriander, mint, spring onions, roasted peanuts and roasted garlic, in a lemon and sesame oil dressing with: CRISPY TEMPEH (Vegan).
SEEOR BON LAI – VEGAN SPRING ROLLS
Our own homemade spring rolls in a crispy pastry with Sweet Potatoe, Red Onions, Bean Sprouts and Khmer Chives. Served with a sweet Chilli dipping sauce.
AMOK – AMOK CURRY
Cambodia’s National Dish – a Thick CHICKEN Creamy Coconut Curry made with Egg, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Peppers and Aubegine.
Served with Khmer Red Rice
KURI TAKEO KRA HOM – TAKEO YELLOW CURRY
Yellow Coconut FISH curry flavoured with Lemon Grass and Star Anise with Toasted Shallots Aubergines, Sweet Potato and Carrots Served with Black Sticky Rice
CHAR MIE KA CHAY – FRIED EGG NOODLE
WITH KHMER CHIVES
Egg Noodles, stir fried with vegetables, Bean Sprouts,
Khmer Chives and Egg and topped with CHICKEN.
KOR JEAM – SLOW COOKED LAMB CURRY
Slow Cooked Lamb in cocunet and its own juices with a mixture of herbs and spices including Khmer Parsley. Served with Carrots and a side of Bean Sprouts, Khmer style
Served with Egg Noodles
KUY TIEV – NOODLE SALAD SOUP
Large bowl of Egg Noodles in broth with bean sporuts and salad leaves. Garnished with a hard boiled duck egg , Fresh Coriander and mint and peanuts and crispy red – With Fish Balls
French Beans in Oyster Sauce
Mange Tout in Ginger Soy Sauce
Neang’s Garlic and Chilly Pickle
NOUM KONG – ASIAN DOUGHNUTS
Literally ‘Bracelet Cake’ – What we would know as Donuts but made with Rice flour and glazed in crunchy caramel topped with white and black sesame seeds and Ginger Cordial
BANANA CHOC ICE & MANGO CHOC ICE
Frozen Bananas and Mango covered in Organic Vegan dark chocolate.
All for an incredible £25.00 per head. When reserving please mention any allergies you may have
FOOD MAY CONTAIN NUTS, FISH & CELLERY – PLEASE ASK
Saturday evening, 20th January 2018
To reserve – call the Half Moon on 01963 370140. firstname.lastname@example.org