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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Rahu

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If you’re looking for Metro’s goofy wannabe urban chic (white on white, changing wall of color) you won’t find it here; Rahu is serious about its minimalism. Save for the huge painting of an angry monk child glowering down on…

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Quick Sunday Dinners 1: The Rising Sun

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The concept of the traditional English Sunday roast is all rather ho-hum to the septic tanks and colonials , but it’s a sacred ritual for those of us from, “This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle, This earth of…

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Burger Samdech

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The august editor of this e-zine cornered me in a small, local watering hole the other evening, “Playboy” he bellowed from behind the safety of an American lass who was attempting to convince the DJ that Italian Disco was the…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Lian Rong

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There’s not much in the way of frills or décor at Lian Rong, but the florescent lighting and basic outfitting of this unassuming little place on Monivong provide cover for a dining spot where you may find more than you…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Pacharan

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The partially renovated colonial French villa which houses Pacharan restaurant maintains the charm of wooden stairways and paneling, well-lit spaces and classic yellow exterior with white trim and checkered flooring. Superimposed over these are modern additions of an island-style bar,…

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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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