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Cheap and Cheerful Places to Eat, Cambodia Style

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When I first arrived in Phnom Penh, all I wanted from a restaurant was air-conditioning. Nothing appealed to me on the riverfront. I hadn’t yet discovered Brown’s or Vego. And the last place I wanted to be was anywhere near…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Malis

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I am greeted at the entrance of Malis restaurant by a life-sized meditating God-King statue whose presence is akin to the Chinese “spirit wall” which stands in front of the doors of buildings functioning to block evil spirits from passing…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: The Emperors of China

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The best dim sum I ever had was in Hong Kong, where there are endless numbers of Dim Sum houses. The elements of a perfect dim sum experience are these: a vast dining hall; large buzzing crowds waiting or gathered…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews – Shandong

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Since taking over as 440 restaurant reviewer from the gin-sodden Lord Playboy (a man with more fingers in more pies than an octopus on quality-control duty at a pie factory), I make no apologies for rigorously investigating the best options…

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Bambi and Chips in Battambang

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You’d hardly notice it, tucked away down a central but quiet and slightly gritty side road near the train station, Jip Sreng was the world’s gloomiest aircraft hanger – a vast bleak ballroom of a place more or less empty…

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Supper and Breakfast in Battambang

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We’d planned to take last night’s supper just out of town at ‘the restaurant with three wives,’ Chhay Vet and myself, mainly because I was highly curious to see the owner, a man with not one, not two but three…

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Return to Ko Ko Ro – Phnom Penh

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Last night I was completely famished and could not face another bowl of prahok, noodles or soup if my life depended upon it. A colleague in the office who shares a similar penchant for Japanese food had mentioned a great…

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Lord Playboy”s Cambodian Nibbles: The Shop

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The Shop 39, Street 240, Phnom Penh 023 986 964 I was having a serious problem the other afternoon, I just had too much goddamn cash in my pockets; every time I pulled out my phone, wads of it would…

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Recipes for Pig Noses – or something or another

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AKA I’m Glad I’m in Cambodia and not the Philippines It is early evening in the Playboy Mansion, when there is an unexpected knock on our front door ? very unusual again ? it is my Filipino neighbour, Dr Fil,…

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The Lord Playboy Fine Dining Register: Restaurant La Tour

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Restaurant La Tour French and Asian food 33, Street 108, Phnom Penh Ph: 023 996 409 Ph: 012 559 101 During an average Monday evening’?s drunken mayhem of sweet sherry mixed with babysham slammers the editor of this august E-zine…

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