Petra Restaurant opens in Phnom Penh
Authenticity and originality top the menu at Petra Restaurant. Jordanian owner Hanin Bustami has lovingly designed every inch of the beautiful three-floor restaurant, from the art depicting scenes of camels in the desert to the costume corner where guests can dress up as a Prince or Princess of Arabia. Adding to the authenticity, staff members wear traditional costumes and the breezy rooftop terrace serves shishas straight from Egypt. The menu offers a mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, with appetisers starting at $4 and mains $10, ranging from mashaui mushakkal to cold and hot mezze platters. Petra also boasts a signature drink called karkadeh ($3), a fragrant iced juice made from dried Egyptian flowers.