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My Interactions with the ‘Russian Market Rice Cake Lady’

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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…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: The Vegetarian

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For vegetarians living in Cambodia, the standard fare of vegetable fried rice, stir fried greens or noodles with vegetables can become a little monotonous after a while. At many Asian-style restaurants, vegetarian options simply use vegetables or tofu as a…

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Budget Dining in Phnom Penh South of O’Russei

A feast fit for a king at Royal India - and all for a total of $12.50

O’Russei market tends to be the kind of place I go to buy vegetables and then leave again straight away. With new, garishly-coloured budget guesthouses continuously popping up all over the streets south of the market, those visiting appear to…

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Whitebait, Guinness and Rollmops – Khmer Culinary Faves from the UK

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‘I miss the rollmops, delicious, just like prahok…. but I don’t really like Cornish pasties,’ my husband informs our friends back here in Phnom Penh upon our return from our two-month trip back to my homeland. Being in the UK…

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Phnom Penh Dining Reviews: Alma Cafe

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I can be loyal to the point of absurdity when it comes to businesses that do right by me; whose combination of quality and service is such that I’m willing to put up with enormous inconvenience to continue to enjoy…

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The Santol Fruit: A Philosophical Conundrum

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Cambodia has an abundance of strange fruit. Most travelers here have heard of the durian: that’s the one that smells like rotting feet. Yet, there are other less commonly known fruits which are also enjoyed by Khmer. One such fruit…

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Life as a Baby Duck Fetus Eater

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“You see that dish? That’s dog meat,” said Raksume who was standing me dinner at his family’s palm leaf shack on the edge of the village. “Oh” I said. And then, “Hey, where’s your dog?”. Raksume gestured unceremoniously towards the…

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Down and Out in South East Asia by Alex Watts

In the sequel to bestselling food book Down And Out In Padstow And London, failed chef and hack Lennie Nash sets off to eat his way through SE Asia, with a half-baked plan to buy a restaurant. Along the way,…

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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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Man Bites Dog – More Tails from the Provinces

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Anybody keeping half an eye on European media over the last few months cannot help but notice the uproar over traces of horse DNA found in Findus Crispy Pancakes and LidlXtra Value burgers. The issue, it seems, is not about…

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