Show 517, March 18, 2023: Restaurateur Van Tan of Phnom Penh Noodle Shack, Long Beach Cambodian Restaurant Week Part One

Van Tan of Phnom Penh Noodle Shack

“The inaugural Long Beach Cambodian Restaurant Week launches March 19-26, 2023. “Long Beach Cambodian Restaurant Week will be a occasion to bring everyone to the table, from all walks of life, to showcase the city’s delicious Cambodian food scene.”

“Organized by United Cambodian Community of Long Beach (UCC) a California registered 501(c)3 non-profit, along with Chef “T” Visoth Ouk, a renowned Khmer chef and pillar of the local Cambodian community, Long Beach Cambodian Restaurant Week will be an eight day event devoted to celebrating Cambodian and Southeast Asian fare in and around Long Beach. The event also seeks to highlight Cambodian-owned food businesses as well as Cambodian chefs and bartenders.”

Phnom Penh Noodle Shack is one of the participating restaurants in Long Beach Cambodian Restaurant Week. A standout in the Long Beach Cambodia restaurant community it was started modestly by the Tan Family in 1985 and is currently overseen ( 3 expansions later) by the 2nd generation of the founding Tan Family who are responsible for thoughtfully updating and expanding the establishment.

They are known for their Noodle soups, especially the Phnom Penh House Special with sliced pork, ground pork, thinly sliced stomach, liver and shrimp and garnished with cilantro, green onion and fried garlic. Soup can also be served on the side.

Van Tan (representing the 2nd generation of Family ownership) is our guest with a piece of house-baked Cha Quai (bread stick) at the ready.

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