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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: Magnolia

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For the best of seven years, I had the extreme pleasure of eating extraordinary Vietnamese food most everyday, prepared by a cook (who happened to be my wife) whose knowledge of her homeland’s gastronomy was encyclopedic and her culinary skills…

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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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Phnom Penh Street Stories: Part 2

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A little further down Sothearos is ‘The White Building’. Not so far as it is from the PM’s house, the Royal Palace and Sofitel, it epitomizes for me the ‘us and them’ situation in Cambodia. Below is an interesting you-tube…

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Phnom Penh Street Stories: Part One

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For the past 3 years I have enjoyed cycling, strolling, relaxing in a tuk-tuk or riding pillion around the streets of Phnom Penh, gorging myself on the visual feast that surrounds me. Of course I am a little less wide-eyed…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Tacqueria Corona

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In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m not usually drawn to Mexican cuisine. Though I’ve eaten my fair share of fish tacos on the beach in Ensenada and was patron to some of the local eateries when I lived in…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: ARTillery Café

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For some restaurant operators, opening a new place is like making spaghetti. Throw it up against a wall and see if it sticks. For others, it’s more like baking a cake. Measure the ingredients carefully, add one at a time,…

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What’s so Doubtful about a Doubtful Salad?

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There’s a great beer garden in Phnom Penh that my friends and I like to go to often enough for it to be on our regular list. It’s on the corner of St. 360 and the delightful Tuk S’oy (smelly…

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