Cambodian restaurants have a bad habit of biting off more than they can chew when it comes to deciding what they’re going to put on the menu, generally settling with “All Kinds of Khmer, Thai and Chinese Foods” and possibly pizza thrown in for good measure. Thankfully, Sisters isn’t one of these places. They’ve pared their menu down to three options: waffles, pancakes, omelettes with sides of bacon and hash browns, served all day with fresh coffee and juice. A cake cabinet has the spoils of the recipes they stole from Jars of Clay around the corner.
Sisters looks like your average Khmer family-run restaurant – the same plastic chairs, laminated menu and only four tables, differentiated slightly by having purple cotton table cloths that match the chairs. As for the food: I had the pancakes with syrup with a side of bacon ($1.75) and a coffee ($0.50). The pancakes were so good that I didn’t care when that the bacon didnâ€™t arrive. As much as I try to convince people that Maple Bacon is America’s culinary gift to humanity, even the Cambodians are conspiring against me having boiled tree sap with my pork.
Location: In the crypto-religious cafÃ© district (equidistant between CafÃ© Yejj and Jars of Jesus), On St.450 between St. 155 and 163, opposite Russian Market.