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Cheap Eats 2017

Publication date 13 October 2017 | 14:59 | ICT

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  • The four main dishes of the lunch set, including tofu with morning glory and a pork rib stew. At Phka Slaa, Khmer food for a picky palate
    Publication date 18 August 2017 | 09:14 | ICT

    Phka Slaa, a new Khmer restaurant geared towards foodie-foreigners, recently opened its doors in a tourist-friendly area on Street 240. The aim,

  • A serving of fresh hummus sprinkled with spices and served with pita bread. A ‘feast’ from the Middle East off Bassac Lane
    Publication date 25 August 2017 | 07:45 | ICT

    Whether for a hearty lunch or a late-night snack, new restaurant Middle East Feast is the latest entrant to the ever-growing food scene on Street 308

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  • Pan-Am cuisine lands in the capital

    Publication date 21 April 2017 | 08:40 | ICT

    The opening of a new Mexican restaurant in the capital, run by a Canadian of Croatian descent, isn’t just a fluke of globalisation.

  • The fried octopus and prawn skewers. All of the seafood is delivered each day from the coast.

    A seafood café by artists, for artists

    Publication date 07 April 2017 | 13:33 | ICT

    For Prom Putvisal, it wasn’t enough to work on his own lithography and painting projects and teach at an NGO, while also building masks and sets for theatre productions, so he decided to open a small café catering to fellow artists.

  • A plate of the Coq Au Vin sits on the wooden bar, which was moved from the original Bouchon.

    At Bouchon, new digs but same chic style

    Publication date 07 April 2017 | 13:42 | ICT

    The much-frequented Bouchon Wine Bar re-opened its doors this month in the capital’s Daun Penh district, bringing new life to a renovated colonial villa.

  • A Rum Rangoon on the counter overlooking Russian Market.

    Miami Vice and Mai Tais over Russian Market

    Publication date 31 March 2017 | 10:27 | ICT

    Three stories above the hustle and bustle of Russian Market’s northern edge, where local vendors hawk fresh fruits and vegetables and butchers take their cleavers to slabs of meat, the newly opened Sundown Social Club provides a roo

  • Clockwise from top left: stew, okra soup, fried plantains, fried beans.

    At Onwa’s restaurant, a clubhouse for Phnom Penh’s West African diaspora

    Publication date 31 March 2017 | 10:34 | ICT

    Hanging on the wall of Onwa’s Food, a West African hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Boeung Tumpun, is a traditional Igbo fan made of animal hide.

  • A bowl of the crab soup, a delicacy from Kampot.

    How Kraya Angkor is reviving Cambodia’s forgotten recipes

    Publication date 24 March 2017 | 08:32 | ICT

    Ly San has an unusual mission for a law student: promoting authentic Khmer cuisine and studying its roots.

  • Carving out an ‘Urban Space’ for kids and parents

    Publication date 24 March 2017 | 09:03 | ICT

    With outdoor space for children at a premium, Urban Space Playground offers an oasis in Tuol Kork and a lifeline to tired parents.

  • At Van’s Garden Café, same pedigree without the prices

    Publication date 17 March 2017 | 00:18 | ICT

    One of the city’s high-end highlights since 2007, Van’s Restaurant in Post Office Square has branched out with a new outdoor café offering a more casual and affordable menu while still r

  • Owners Hannah and Martin Bandalan say their Chicken Tenders waffle is a bestseller.

    Waffle wizardry in Tuol Tompoung

    Publication date 17 March 2017 | 09:26 | ICT

    Inspired by a trip to Belgium, Filipino couple Hannah and Martin Bandalan have brought the first waffle house to Phnom Penh.

  • Patrons crowd restaurants at the newly opened container market on Wednesday evening.

    Container night market brings Bangkok cool to the capital

    Publication date 10 March 2017 | 09:14 | ICT

    At Phnom Penh’s newest night market – featuring pubs, restaurants and shops all built into and on top of cargo containers – there’s a buzz of anticipation, and of power tools, in the air. At the Sushi Box, a Japanese restaurant along a row of bars and eateries, co-owner Saron Nhoung chats with a