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When thinking about roti what normally springs to mind is the Indian wholemeal flatbread used to scoop up curries.

‘I am grateful for the spotlight . . . but it is not the point’: author and survivor Seng Ty.
Fri, 16 May 2014

7 Questions with Seng Ty

Seng Ty was adopted from a Thai refugee camp by a US family in 1981 after they read his story in a Time magazine article.

The exhibition inspires the appreciation of cuisine in photo form.
Fri, 16 May 2014

The art of food

This week, the fifth annual International Festival of Culinary Photography, which premiered in Paris, comes to Phnom Penh’s Institut Francais.

The restuarant’s warm interior.
Fri, 16 May 2014

After revamp, restaurant is no lame Duck

A word of advice to anyone visiting the newly relaunched Duck on Sothearos Boulevard: order a second round of the complimentary potato soup appetiser, if you get it.

Fri, 16 May 2014

Phnom Penh picks: The capital’s best burgers, from stylish gourmet to quintuple whoppers

Are your tastebuds craving the ultimate American Dream? There are plenty of decent patties in the capital to whet your appetite. We found some of the best.

A crowd gathers to hear a Pride Week talk at a community centre in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 16 May 2014

Equality far off for Cambodia’s LGBT community forced to undergo ‘curing’

As the Kingdom celebrates Pride Week, many Cambodians still struggle to find acceptance from their families and in wider society. Will Jackson reports.

Many of Mak Suong’s stories are about lonely characters. He admires the Cambodian novelist Nou Hach, who used nature to describe the feelings of his heroes.
Fri, 16 May 2014

‘There are not many who love Khmer novels’: In the Kingdom, opportunities for aspiring authors to publish are few and far between

Online publishing offers an alternative to ink and print but Cambodia’s novelists are struggling to make a living from their work. Poppy McPherson reports.

Vann Molyvann’s 100 Houses Project gave a place to stay to workers from the National Bank of Cambodia.
Fri, 16 May 2014

A breath of life for Molyvann building

Most of Phnom Penh’s arts scene is concentrated in a handful of central galleries, but if you poke around on the outskirts you might just stumble on one of the capital’s most unusual and overtly political works.

The ‘happy painter’: Stéphane Delaprée in his studio with some of his artworks.
Fri, 16 May 2014

‘I’m quite afraid to fail’: Phnom Penh artist to take a bite out of the Big Apple

Phnom Penh “happy painter” Stéphane Delaprée makes his US debut this weekend at a commercial gallery in New York.

A Siem Reap sour soup known as sam’lormachoukdart at Khmer Booloom. It contains shrimp and fish meat balls.
Fri, 9 May 2014

Taking a gastronomical tour of the Kingdom without leaving the Penh

Fish fillet sizzled on the stove at Malis restaurant as chef Luu Meng fiddled with his newest creation.