Author Archives: Gabrielle Yetter

Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Duck

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Just like the etched design on the plate glass windows, this excellent new restaurant has all its ducks in a row. Less than a month after opening its doors in Phnom Penh, Duck is delivering an experience that’s hard to…

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Sequins, Spangles and Sweaters: The Return of Glamazon

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Sequins, spangles and sweaters: The Return of Glamazon (or, Not Your Usual Thursday Night Out in Phnom Penh) It was a night of stilettos, glitter and feathers. There were men who looked like girls and girls who looked like men….

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Where Life Slows Down and Silence Rushes In: The Lazy Beach Experience

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It’s rush hour in Lazy Beach, which means there are six people floating in the azure water watching the late afternoon sun disappear into the Gulf of Thailand. There’s no noise from hammering, shouting or motorbikes. Only the distant buzzing…

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From Bagels to Bibimbap – Rattana and Sophea Branch Out In Phnom Penh

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When Rattana Gordon and Sophea Prim talked about opening a brick and mortar business, their first idea was to open a bagel shop in Phnom Penh. That was in 2009. Four years later, the two enterprising women not only make…

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Cake and Crumpets in Cambodia: Afternoon Tea in Phnom Penh

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There’s something deliciously decadent about a meal that consists of miniature morsels of macaroons, cream-filled concoctions of chocolate cake and sumptuous slivers of syrupy sponge. Sure, there’s a savoury element tucked between the layers of pastries, but wafer-thin cucumber finger…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Genova

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When the word “pesto” is capitalized on the front of a restaurant menu, it’s pretty clear they’re trying to tell you something. At Genova, it’s the specialty of the house and owner, Roberto, seems to be recognised more for his…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Nike’s Pizza House

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There’s something decidedly quirky about a restaurant that plays hits from the Bay City Rollers as it serves steaming bowls of pesto pasta. It’s made stranger by the presence of two four-foot-tall mosaic-studded ceramic chickens and a selection of shiny…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Deco

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When I heard Deco was serving sticky toffee pudding, I was on the first tuktuk over. It brought back memories of warm gooey sponges swimming in rich butterscotch sauce served across the dinner table, after a pub lunch or even…

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Healing Hands in the Cambodian Jungle

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Sai Ya will never walk again. The 26-year-old’s spinal cord was permanently damaged when she was pulled from the wreckage of a car last August and she now lies, paralysed from the waist down, at the Graphis Health Centre, with…

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It Takes A Village… Ritchy and Phil Build Their Own Musical Home

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Wherever you go, there they are. One week they’re at Bouchon Wine Bar in Phnom Penh. The next it’s the Sailing Club in Kep. Then it’s Siem Reap’s Sofitel , followed closely by the FCC, Red Apron, and Raffles Hotel….

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