Common Tiger restaurant opens in Phnom Penh

Common Tiger restaurant opens in Phnom PenhThough the Common Tiger is an oft-spotted type of butterfly, there is nothing typical about the new restaurant in Phnom Penh that takes its name. Set in a refurbished house on Street 294, the venue has solid timber tables, cushiony chairs and a wooden outdoor deck. It offers a small menu that the owners plan to change regularly, with main dishes featuring prawns, sea bass and beef when AsiaLIFE visited. Co-owner and chef Timothy Bruyns, former executive sous chef at Song Saa, says The Common Tiger actively seeks local produce for its dishes. “I wanted to create a sense of community,” he adds. “We don’t want to be tourist-focused.” For diners wishing to sample multiple dishes, the venue offers a five-course taster menu.

 20 Street 294, Phnom Penh. Tel: 023 212 917. Open daily from 12pm to 3pm for lunch and 7pm to 9:30pm for dinner. www.facebook.com/TheCommonTiger