2041 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
$ (under $15)
Sun, 05/17/2015, 11:30am walk-in
Cambodia is a country that has endured economic and political turmoil over the years. It is a country that was once ruled by the Communist Party the Khmer Rouge, which orchestrated the Cambodian genocide with deaths of up to 2 million in the years 1975-1979. The Cambodians managed to survive along with their culture and cuisine.
Cambodian cuisine is influenced from its surroundings of Southeast Asia. Hak Heang offers authentic Cambodian food in the middle of Cambodia Town of Long Beach. Curries, soups and noodles are amongst the popular dishes. The soups are deep and rich in flavor, with duck, beef, and pork bones simmered for hours on end. If you feel adventurous, you can always opt for fried intestines (which we did).
|The interior with a singer
|THE BROTH WITH THE COMBINATION NOODLE SOUP DRY (ON THE SIDE)
|THE GARNISHES FOR THE NOODLE COMBINATION SOUP
Overall, Hak Heang is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that serves decent, authentic Cambodian cuisine. The weekends feel like a wedding or a karaoke bar. The decor is set to host an Asian wedding reception and singers sing loudly over your lunch/dinner course. The food can use a little work on freshness but in terms of flavor, it is bold and unique. The popular noodle dish is similar to pho and if I had a choice, I would prefer this broth over the traditional pho beef broth. Word of advice: you might have to fight for a table as it can get busy on the weekends.
Notable dishes: Combination Rice Noodle Soup Dry