Bopha Devi: exquisite Cambodian food in Melbourne

Bopha Devi is a Cambodian restaurant in the Docklands area of Melbourne, a lively district of restaurants and bars at the waterside. It’s a great place to hang out on a warm summer evening.

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Bopha Devi has two things going for it: the amazing food and the modern eclectic decor. It seems popular with groups, especially after work, so the sound level can be positively deafening. But don’t let that stop you. The food is extremely good. They serve small bites that you can share with your dining companions – garlic and chive rice cakes, beef skewers in lemongrass marinade, prawn pucks and the like. But you must not miss the soup. I love the spicy-sour flavours of the tamarind soup with celery, turmeric and lime leaves. My favorite main dish is the “amok”, a steamed fish curry wtih coconut cream and lemongrass. To end the meal, make sure you get the black rice crumble topped with grated coconut caramelized with palm sugar. Wonderful!

Bopha Devi
27 Rakaia Way
Docklands
Melbourne, Australia
+61 3 9600 1887
www.bophadevi.com

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