While I am pretty cautious about what I eat, I’m usually up to try new restaurants if there’s something interesting about the place. I like trying new cuisines in new cities, which is what my friends and I did the other day. My friend, Taylor, found a Cambodian restaurant on Yelp that he thought was worth a try. Thmor Da in Revere, MA.
I almost didn’t write this review, because I didn’t enjoy the food. But Jesse and Taylor did. It could’ve been my poor ordering skills. I’d never had Cambodian food before, so I asked the waiter about vegetarian options. He made a few recommendations and I chose spring rolls and Chow Foo.
The spring rolls were alright. Rice wrapper, bean sprouts ice berg, shredded carrots. There was a dipping sauce that was good. Chow Foo was vegetables, eggs, noodles and a sauce. The sauce is what turned me off. It was an almost gelatinous viscous goo. If you've ever tried to juice a cactus with a Norwalk Press, that's what it was like. It didn’t look appetizing and I questioned the ingredients. What I did eat of it wasn't too flavorful. Jesse took it with him. If he writes a review, I’ll link to it. Same with Taylor.
I don’t know Cambodian food, but got the sense that this place was authentic. The restaurant was small, but clean. Hot sauces on the table so you can customize your spiciness level. The menu was pretty big and the waiter was very helpful in describing the dishes. I didn’t use the bathroom, so I can’t comment on that. Parking was a breeze. Plenty of street parking right out front. Aside from the food, it was a positive experience.