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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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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Hotel Nine

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Dining at the Hotel Nine restaurant has dispelled a couple of myths for me: 1. Hotel restaurants aren’t usually very good, and 2. Tapas are too small to be satisfying. This unassuming little spot is quite the hidden gem. Unadvertised,…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Gastrobar Botanico

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Getting into Gastrobar Botanico is a bit like foraging in the jungle. If you don’t have a machete on hand, it’s a bit of a challenge to skirt the hanging vines and push through the leafy plants flapping across the…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Fish and Company

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Something Fishy? Spending an evening at Fish and Company is a bit like walking into a David Lynch movie. Imagine “Finding Nemo” meets “Fawlty Towers”. Toss in the scene from “Poseidon Adventure” where a band plays in the corner of…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Beirut

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Beware the Ides of March. That’s all I have for a snappy intro. The day had started at 5am, poorly, and went downhill from there. So I was not in the best of moods when we turned up at Beirut,…

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