Miao Xiang Xi

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 7 Reviews
Phnom Penh vegetarian food restaurant. Chinese food with faux meat dishes available. No air conditioning. Located on the West side of Monivong Blvd, a couple of hundred meters north of Mao Tse Toung Blvd. Look for the Green Buddha sign on the pavement. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Chinese
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First Review by tumbleweedy
lotustummy
lotustummy
40

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  • vegetarian

good Chinese dishes

3 Posted on 12 / 23 / 2013

Nice little place - popular with locals for hotpot it looked like. We had a nice Khmer dish with bean sprouts and a really filling and delicious soup. Enough for sharing for sure. They gave us some nice tea as well :)

Pros: interesting selection of dishes , very affordable, tasty :)
Cons: small and a little loud - Chinese TV!, fake meat - not everyone's favourite
Thelonghairedsucla
Thelonghairedsucla
7

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  • mostly-vegetarian

Delicious soups - interesting menu

4 Posted on 12 / 10 / 2011

This restaurant is an excellent stop - and break - after visiting the genocide museum (S-21) in Phnom Pehn. Perfect to unwind a bit after the museum, and good, calm atmosphere.

We took the advice of previous reviewers and ordered 2 soups - they were right. Chinese soup (without dumplings), and the spice thom soup. Both were good, flavourful, and cheap. We also took a stab at the chicken leg - we'd never had it before. Interesting flavours with the lemongrass - although oily, we both enjoyed.

Overall meal was cheap - 11,500R (under $3USD) for two - with good portion sizes. We were disappointed that they didn't have any Bao (steamed buns), but that's how it goes sometimes. We would definitely go back.

Pros: cheap, location, delish soups
Cons: some oily dishes, menu items not avail
sarahsvati
sarahsvati
52

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  • vegan

Good noodle soups

4 Posted on 02 / 05 / 2010

As other reviewers have said, they're pretty heavy with the mock meat. I would recommend ordering a noodle soup, as these seem to be the specialty and the best value for your money (under $1 for a full meal).

I ate my meal here with a man who was considering going vegetarian to lose weight but then proceeded to order only fried mock meats. I say this as a way of showing that it's quite easy to eat unhealthily at this place.

Pros: Cheap, Fast
veggieyogini
veggieyogini
13

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  • vegetarian

tasty food and easy atmosphere

4 Posted on 01 / 06 / 2010

went there for dinner in february 2009. very good local experience, nice and efficient staff, tasty food, inexpensive. would go again on a next trip in PP.


simpsonyellow
simpsonyellow
26

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  • vegetarian

Lunchtime Favourite

4 Posted on 02 / 26 / 2009

This is a great spot to grab a quick lunch, and must be close to the best value you could hope for in Phnom Penh. Prices are pretty much rock bottom, being only marginally higher than basic market stall prices. Nearly all dishes range from 3 - 4000r (US$0.75 - US$1.00), with a couple of 'special' dishes at the 5 - 6000r mark.

The full picture menu comprises about 30 dishes (Chinese and Cambodian I think), some with faux meat, some with vegetables and others with 'meaty' mushroom stalks. The dishes are fairly simple, but well prepared, reasonably presented and tasty.

I recommend the Spicy Sour soup, Plear (a delicious spicy Asian salad), and the special Chinese noodle soups. The chicken drumsticks and chicken wings are also good for those partial to faux meat. The only consistent (but minor) disappointment for me has been the dumplings, which seem pretty ordinary whether steamed, deep-fried or in noodle soups.

Pros: Incredibly cheap, Nice flavours, Food cooked fresh
Cons: Average Dumplings, No non-milk bubble teas. Also no pearl.

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vegan_simon
vegan_simon
71

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  • vegan

"Fry Mixed Mushroom" was good

3 Posted on 12 / 20 / 2008

Open: 6:30AM to 9PM daily. Location: On Monivong Blvd (# 699) on the west side of the street between Street 360 and Mao Tse Tong road (easily found on a basic tourist street map). The staff speak basic English. The menu includes pictures of the food. Note that bubble tea drinks are made with powdered cow's milk, and some dishes have egg, but mostly vegan food. No air-con but has fans which do fine. Nothing flash decor-wise but the food is good and inexpensive. From their business card: Email: chikheang2005@yahoo.com; Mobile: (855) 98 955 689 or (855) 11 955 689. I had dumplings for entree (ok), fried mixed mushrooms on rice (very nice). It cost a couple of US dollars from memory.


tumbleweedy
tumbleweedy
7

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  • vegan

Mock meat central!

4 Posted on 08 / 17 / 2008

A small, humble and truly local place with not a westerner in sight :o) Great choice of mock meats - mock fish, mock drumsticks, mock spare ribs to name a few. Very cheap.



 

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