News Release - City Welcomes Authentic Cambodian / Asian Fusion Restaurant - The Soup Spoon - to Mount Hope Avenue

City of Rochester

News Release

(Wednesday, May 14, 2014) – City Commissioner of Neighborhood and Business Development Delmonize ‘Del” Smith, joined restaurant owners Chhaya & Brianne En to cut a ceremonial ribbon today celebrating the grand opening of The Soup Spoon, a family-owned Cambodian / Asian fusion restaurant  located at 1378 Mt. Hope Avenue. One of the specialty items at The Soup Spoon is Pho, a popular Vietnamese noodle soup. Pho can be tailored to customers’ individual taste preferences as the customer determines what protein and garnishes will go into their bowl. Also on the menu -- fresh spring rolls, stir fry and num pang, a traditional Cambodian sandwich.

“Rochester’s vibrancy depends on the spirit of entrepreneurship that business owners like Chhaya and Brianne En bring to our neighborhoods,” said Commissioner Smith. “I thank the Ens for sharing their culture and delicious food with our community by bringing The Soup Spoon to the neighborhood and I look forward to watching this business thrive.”

“The Soup Spoon is so much more than your average bowl of soup! The majority of our dishes are family recipes that have come straight from Cambodia,” said owner Chhaya En. “We specialize in Cambodian comfort cuisine, and while very similar to Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, our menu is quite unique, and food is prepared and served in the same way our family enjoys it at home.”

The Soup Spoon is located across from the College Town development and just steps away from the University of Rochester campus. The business is open Sundays and Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


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