Chive rice cakes

Jenny Conrad meets a grouchy vendor of tasty vegetarian street food.

On a day when I’m in a rush or feel like a cheap and easy lunch, heading into the rabbit warren of the Russian Market is my default option to grab a bite …

Brown-Coffee

Nathan Thompson examines the customer demographic at Brown Coffee in Phnom Penh.

I’m a coffee shop w*nker. I’m that guy sitting at his laptop rolling his eyes as you enter with your girlfriends trailing your excitable sprogs behind you. Even as I write this I am …

Cambodia Carnival 2

Pedro tries and fails to enjoy all the fun of the provincial Khmer fair

Provincial Cambodians have a different understanding of the Western concept of leisure time. A lack of disposable income and strong family ties mean that only the wealthier portion of the …

hahahoho

Jenny Conrad visits HaHaHoHo: Phnom Penh’s first Korean board game cafe.

One of the latest businesses to open its doors in Toul Tom Pong, HaHaHoHo Board Game Cafe is less of a cafe than a concept. This is a place where the menu you are handed …

nathan school

Vice and Slate writer Nathan Thompson explains how he coped with life in an isolated Khmer village.

Living solo in a Cambodian village is like being addicted to hard drugs – an interesting experience, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I should have followed the …

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Pedro joins village Khmer women in the fields harvesting rice.

Rice – the bane of my life. Don’t get me wrong, it’s ok and fills an empty stomach, but to be honest it lacks a certain culinary flair, especially when it’s heaped out into …

ScottyandGlenn

Some of you may recall my first review of a Glenn Wool comedy presentation, done last year when Mr. Wool visited the Kingdom of Wonder for the first time. I use the term “review” loosely when describing that particular piece of writing because …

happy balloon

Top Banana and Blue Dog guesthouses in Phnom Penh now sell “happy balloons” at the enterprising price of $2 each. The balloons are full of Nitrous Oxide – classically known as laughing gas and colloquially dubbed “hippy crack” because of …

Comedy poster Jan 9 2014 copy

Following on from an acclaimed show on December 10, The Comedy Club Cambodia kicks off 2014 with a very special gig. Canadian comic Glenn Wool will be bringing his genius and subversive brand of humour to Equinox on Thursday …

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Barang ‘human rights’ worker uses human shield to get to Gloria Jean Coffee Shop… then promptly tweets about Khmer injustice while sipping his latte.