A new top-class Chinese restaurant called Zhan Liang has opened at Rosewood Phnom Penh. Meaning “brilliant and shining light” in Chinese, Zhan Liang is described as both sophisticated and authentic, designed as the equal to any of Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong’s finest cutting-edge restaurants.
Its chefs present contemporary adaptations of authentic dishes, turning a spotlight on Cantonese, Sichuanese and Northern Chinese cuisines. It has a spacious show barbecue area, and the centerpiece is the roasting station.
Behind the scenes, a dim sum expert handcrafts delicate Mekong lobster, Yunnan Ham Dumplings, morel mushrooms, abalone, chicken dumplings, Wagyu beef mushroom bao buns and stir-fries. Zhan Liang also offers a selection of live seafood prepared to order, alongside cooked delicacies such as abalone and sea cucumber.
The chefs are committed to source locally produced, sustainable, seasonal ingredients.Another highlight is the tea library, which is home to a selection of 60 premium teas sourced from across the world.
Zhan Liang showcases vibrant Sino-Cambodian artwork, including an exquisite mountain landscape tapestry by House of Tai Ping, a handmade rug
and textile specialist headquartered in Hong Kong. The restaurant also features works by Leang Seckon, a celebrated Cambodian artist who explores social issues through the lens of ancient Chinese-Cambodian legends. His work, Lucky Crocodile Star, depicts the Himalayas giving birth to the Mekong, while Piece Friendship represents a relationship between a Chinese man and a Khmer Goddess, whose son went on to build Angkor Wat.