I am a Cambodian professional chef with 5+ years experience running my own kitchen along with my partner, and now living in Dublin, Ireland. I am passionate about real Cambodian food, as well as many international cuisines and love travelling and learning about food from all over the world. Just contact me with your requirements or for more info.
What to expect at Veasna's place
We had a marvelous time a couple of nights ago at Niall and Veasna's. My boyfriend and I were in Ireland for his birthday, and I wanted to surprise him with a unique experience; we both love trying cuisines new to us, and I reckoned that Cambodian food in Dublin would be a nice break from all the Western meals we'd undoubtedly have. Veasna admittedly didn't have many reviews, but they were all so complimentary and effusive, so I thought I'd take a chance. I wasn't disappointed in the least! My boyfriend is allergic to peanuts, and I'm Middle Eastern and don't eat pork, so we had a few dietary restrictions. I knew how difficult that could make a Southeast Asian meal, but Veasna and Niall gave us a memorable, authentic experience regardless of our limitations. After drinks and an appetizer in their beautiful two-story house tucked away in a quaint alley, they ushered us to the CUTEST little courtyard outside of kitchen with a table set for two. The dishes were exquisite and ***wonderful***. The portions were generous with tender proteins and a great balance of flavors with spiciness tailored just to our liking. We were positively overwhelmed by everything in front of us -- the beef, the fish, the chicken, and the soup: a delicious and creamy yellow curry with fish and spinach in a hand-carved coconut for each of us. "The best soup I've ever had," my boyfriend said, describing it as very "craveable." He was speechless for most of the meal, and by the time dessert rolled out, we were so full but pushed through! Thank you so much, Niall and Veasna, for your hospitality. The quantity, quality, freshness, and savory nature of the meal made it unforgettable and was the highlight of my boyfriend's birthday in Dublin -- it was a surprise he never could have imagined. Highly recommend, without reservation!
Such a fantastic and unique experience. Being from Ireland but living in Cambodia I am well acquainted with Cambodian fare. It was a real treat to discover Veasna is expertly bringing the tastes of his homeland to the Irish palate. We were four people, two of whom had never experienced anything Cambodian, It was such a pleasure to introduce my Irish friends to the incredible culinary talents of Veasna and also the diverse flavours of Cambodian cuisine. Wonderful charming hosts (both Veasna and Niall). Do yourself a favour and book this exclusive experience, you will not be disappointed.
We had a beautiful meal with Veasna and Niall on Friday night. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable evening from the company to the wonderful traditional Cambodian Cuisine. The food was extremely authentic and cooked with love by Veasna who is an extremely talented chef. We had very interesting conversations about Cambodia and Ireland and I feel we may have made some friends. Hope to be back again soon. Everyone should try this amazing and different experience, so much better than competing for space and attention in a city centre restaurant. Thank you Veasna and Niall. Ciaran and Martin