The Blue Pumpkin is my favourite restaurant in Cambodia. Whenever I am in Siem Reap, I make it a point to visit this lovely restaurant (Its a chain of restaurants, actually). My first experience of The Blue Pumpkin was when I was looking for vegetarian food outside Angkor Wat. I was very lucky to have found Angkor Cafe right there. Though getting a table there for being a solo customer was a bit of a struggle (Read complete story of Angkor Cafe here New Window), I could finally eat there and instantly became a fan. Angkor Cafe's menu was not of Angkor Cafe but of The Blue Pumpkin. On my way back from Angkor Wat, I spotted a Blue Pumpkin in Siem Reap. Don't know if it was their Night Market outlet or the Old Market one. According to The Blue Pumpkin website, there are eight Blue Pumpkins in Siem Reap, another seven in Phnom Penh, and one in Sihanoukville (See the list below). Fortunately for tourists in Cambodia, they are never really far from a Blue Pumpkin. Why I like them, just take a look at their menu and you will know. The range of food is astonishing. There are pictures of each food item in the menu, so one would know what to expect. There a quite a few vegetarian items and are clearly marked with a bold "V". Broadly, the menu is classified into Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, desserts, and drinks. There are sub-categories like Burger & Snack, appetizer, salad, sandwich, rice & noodle, pasta, west & fusion, sweet, shake & drink, tea & coffee, and wine & cocktail. Vegetarian food includes Tofu Salad (5.25 USD)(My favourite - see picture below), Vegetarian Quiche (2.75 USD), Warm Nachos (2.50 USD), Cheddar & Walnut Salad (4.50 USD), Sauteed Veg (3.50 USD), Blue Cheese Fusilli (5.50 USD), and Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Dumplings (6.75 USD). There are a few more veggie choices. I have got a few pictures of the menu in this page. (Read more and see pictures below...)
Everything on the menu is so enticing that placing an order in The Blue Pumpkin becomes a difficult task. In other words, one visit to The Blue Pumpkin is never enough. Trust me on this. I can go on writing this page, but then, proof of the pudding is in the eating. So, if you are in Cambodia right now, consider yourself lucky that you have the option of eating in a world class restaurant near you. If you are not in Cambodia, well, you have one more reason to go there apart from the temples.
The Blue Pumpkin can be found in Phnom Penh at The Airport, Kids City, Monument Books, BKK1 Market, Riverside, BKK1 St 57, and Toul Kork. In Siem Reap, The Blue Pumpkin locations are The Airport, Old Market, Night Market, Sivatha Road, Angkor Cafe, Artisan D'Angkor, Silk Farm, and Angkor Golf.
The Blue Pumpkin Siem Reap Pictures and Menu
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