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

Fri, 21 April 2017

At Café Dei, meats are served steamed, grilled and deep-fried, bringing an experimental twist

Sarath Sokchan, the chef of Tuol Kork’s Café Dei, takes a mentality of constant experimentation and innovation into the kitchen.

The fried octopus and prawn skewers. All of the seafood is delivered each day from the coast.
Fri, 7 April 2017

A seafood café by artists, for artists

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.
Fri, 7 April 2017

At Bouchon, new digs but same chic style

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.
Fri, 31 March 2017

Miami Vice and Mai Tais over Russian Market

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.
Fri, 31 March 2017

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

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.

Fri, 24 March 2017

Carving out an ‘Urban Space’ for kids and parents

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

A bowl of the crab soup, a delicacy from Kampot.
Fri, 24 March 2017

How Kraya Angkor is reviving Cambodia’s forgotten recipes

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

Owners Hannah and Martin Bandalan say their Chicken Tenders waffle is a bestseller.
Fri, 17 March 2017

Waffle wizardry in Tuol Tompoung

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

Fri, 17 March 2017

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

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