Khéma offers a unique concept in central Phnom Penh featuring a French fine dining restaurant, gourmet café, bakery, delicatessen and walk-in wine cellar, all under one roof in a stylish setting.
Dependent on your mood, opt for an intimate three-course dinner in Khéma’s signature restaurant, enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and delicious homemade pastry in our gourmet café or take out a selection of our imported charcuterie and cheese from our delicatessen, the choice is yours.
With an abundant selection of delicacies to suit all tastes, Khéma also boasts an extensive wine cellar with a large selection of French wines from across the regions.
The three ingredients that we think make up the perfect dining (or wining) experience, and Khéma has been primed to optimise them all.
Showcasing the best of French and international cuisine, a magnificent gourmet deli selection, and top wines, all served up in a smart, sociable and sophisticated atmosphere, Khéma is the perfect spot for a catch up, a celebration, a relaxing kick back on a lazy Sunday afternoon (don’t forget to check out our all-day weekend Free-flow Breakfast), and definitely not forgetting the promise of a romantic evening for two.
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From the creamy, buttery flavours of a genuine craft brie to the nutty, briny sweetness of a Comté Grande Garde and the sweet, grassy flavours of Morbier, this month Khéma is highlighting just a few of our favourites from the superb selection of cheeses supplied by the masters at Les Frères Marchand.
Called the King of Cheeses and the cheese of the people, “loved by rich and poor” alike, Brie de Meaux has a near-mythical standing in the hearts of Frenchmen. Thanks to its sweet, smooth buttery flavours underpinned by hints of almonds, mushrooms or truffles, it is quite simply the perfect companion to anything.
Another favourite in the pantheon of cheese legends, Comté Grande Garde is made late in the season when the grass and flowers are richest and sweetest with the flavours of summer sunshine. This is a truly exceptional cheese whose fruitiness is cut through with salt crystals as it ages. We can only say it is absolutely not to be missed.
Morbier is another firm favourite in France, and far beyond, notable for its dashing line of black ash. By contrast, Morbier is milder and the cheese softer, though still firm, but when properly served it presents a bewitching array of yoghurt, honey, vanilla and even fudge flavours. We can’t think of a single opportunity at any time of day when a Morbier wouldn’t be perfect.
And if you’re still unsure which to choose we’re delighted to say that Mr Patrice Marchand, one of the three brothers behind the company, will be returning to Cambodia this month for even more training sessions with our staff so that they can better serve you as you make your selections for a gorgeous after-dinner cheese plate, something special to lift a salad or sandwich up to a whole new realm, or something to savour with an early evening aperitif.
Because, frankly, we can’t think of any time when eating any cheese wouldn’t be perfect.
It's served daily between 2pm & 6pm at just $6+ per person
An association of three quintessentially British traditions, Khéma’s Afternoon Tea offers an opportunity to indulge in a delicious selection of rich sweet and savoury bites together with a free-flow of loose-leaf teas from the specialists at Harney & Sons.
The origins of the great British Afternoon Tea can be traced back to Anna Maria Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, who in the early 1800s established the habit of serving tea and cakes at 5pm in order to stave off “that sinking feeling” one got in between meals while being left to one’s own devices as the servants were busy preparing the main meal to be served at 8pm.
This elegant staging post between two larger meals was of course served only to those who had the leisure time to spare, and its particular Britishness lay in the fact that it was almost invariably accompanied by tea. By contrast, during the Italian equivalent of Merenda, the beverage is a thick hot chocolate in which to dip delicate, specially prepared biscuits.
Our Harney & Sons selection of loose leaf teas naturally includes the unequivocally British favourites, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Lapsang Souchong, but also teas from across the Asia region such as Pomegranate Oolong, Jasmine, Genmaicha, Formosa Oolong, Cherry Blossom, and from further abroad including organic Rooibos, Moroccan Mint, White Christmas, and Egyptian Chamomile.
By contrast with the distinctly silver-spoon Afternoon Tea, the British High Tea was a more working class affair developed at the height of Britain’s industrialisation and urbanisation. This was a substantial meal designed to satisfy the nation's workers hungry at the end of a day’s hard labour and therefore focused on hearty savoury dishes, cold meats, cheeses and plenty of baked goods. As the price of sugar came down after the Napoleonic Wars, sweet dishes also came to play an important role. It came to be called High Tea because, unlike Afternoon Tea, it was usually served at the dining table, up high, rather than in the drawing room.
The divine delights of a Devon Cream Tea came about around the middle of the 1900s, and single-handedly made a star out of scones, a dense and crumbly flat cake made with dried fruit which is then spread with thick, gorgeous layers of jam and whipped or clotted cream. It is the perfect marriage of sin and simplicity, a chance to indulge without being over-indulgent, i.e. British pragmatism at its very best.
In keeping with that tradition, a freshly baked scone served with lashings of jam and vanilla cream is at the very heart of every Khéma Afternoon Tea. In addition to that, on our elegant “tiers of delight” you’ll find a selection of savoury bites such as goat cheese and tomato tartine, a warm pie-wrap, and prawn cocktail, and below that sweet favourites including the famous macaron, one of Khéma’s divine selection of cakes, a light pastry, and fresh fruit.
Khéma Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2pm and 6pm at just $6+ per person. To make your reservation, click here .