There appears to be a burgeoning class of oyster consumer in Phnom Penh. Lina has the dish.
You’ll forgive me for not immediately realising that Phnom Penh is an oyster town. It’s not next to the sea and there doesn’t seem to be a word in the Khmer language for oyster. And yet there’s an oyster culture in Phnom Penh, with locals and expats alike enjoying oysters on the half shell all over town
Lina’s gives a quick rundown of the Phnom Penh oyster scene, including one streetside stall where oysters sell for a mere 1,400 riels each. And, as an aside, according to colleagues there is in fact a Khmer word for these succulent, slippery mollusks. It’s oy-stuh.