Let me just start by saying, I love food. Good food is everything to me. I have such a vibrant palate and always crave food that is full of flavor and spice. I am always up for trying something new and love discovering new favorite restaurants.
David recently built a new website for Balliceaux, which is located in the fan on Lombardy street. They recently did a huge rebrand and completely changed up their restaurant name and menu. It is now called Kampot, and they specialize in Indonesian and Cambodian fusion dishes. They also have some delicious craft cocktails that I would highly recommend!
We were invited to attend their soft opening and sample the menu. They had tapas portions, which I absolutely loved because it allowed us to sample so many different dishes. Their menu is like nothing else in town. There were so many things on there that I had never tried before, but I was excited to give it a shot.
WOW!! is the only thing I have to say about it. Every single dish we tried blew me away. There was so much flavor to everything that the next day I was already dying to go back...I'm getting hungry now just thinking about it.
I was so excited when we were invited back to take some photos for them and eat even more of their yummy food. Here are a few photos of their killer menu items!
These are the VA Padrón Peppers and they are so addicting! They are dusted in Appalachian ancient sea salt, and are one of my very favorite things on the menu. Most of the peppers are very mild, but every now and then you get a spicy one. So good!
Kampot's signature cocktail. Definitely a must.
Caramelized boneless chicken thigh with pickled cabbage.
Who doesn't love shrimp?! The whole gulf shrimp with roasted garlic is amazing!
Cabbage 3 ways! This dish is truly exceptional. It has Thai basil, chili, and Virginia peanuts mixed in.
If you sat me down and forced me to pick a favorite dish, I think I'd have to go with the slow-poached octopus. I'm a huge fan of calamari, but I'd never tried octopus before. It is seriously DELICIOUS, especially with a little lime squeezed on top!
And here we have the grilled marinated pork shoulder with jaew dipping sauce. That sauce is so good!!
And this is David's favorite! The Lobster Siam-Wich. If you love lobster, this dish is a must. It is so fresh and full of flavor. It's topped with local greens and a Kampot-lemon vinaigrette.
A few other menu items that I love are the tuna tartar, the green papaya salad, the braised oxtail, and the escargot wontons.
Seriously though go try this food. There are so many other amazing dishes on the menu. Be sure to check out the website because my very talented husband made it, and you can find the link to the full menu!