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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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In Defence Of Cambodian Cooking (With Apologies To George Orwell)

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There has been a lot of talk over the years about the need to attract more foreign visitors to Cambodia. But there is something its people could bring a much-needed change to – and that is cooking. It is often…

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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 – Langeach Sros 54

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Glancing up and down and around as we headed into Langeach Sros 54, I couldn’t help but notice that the exterior of this airy villa just off Norodom had all the concrete wedges and angular flourishes typical of post- independence,…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Return to Sichuan

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These days, being far too poor to eat food cooked by white people, it’s back to Chinatown for Sunday lunch with my old friend from Queens NY, Frank Rizzo ( the man whose hairdo is a hair-don’t). Carefully avoiding cheap…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews – Sovanna

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Arriving at Sovanna we did at 7pm on a Sunday evening, we were lucky to tag a table only about a hundred tables away from the best seats amongt the sprawl of luminous pink or blue tables and chairs looking…

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Everyday Food in Cambodia – The Newbies Guide

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I have touched upon a few aspects of food in Cambodia over the last couple of years but I thought it worth making a specific record of the everyday, generic eats and treats to be had here. Breakfast: The Khmers’…

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