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Had a big night out on Bar Street? In need of a hearty breakfast? Blue Pumpkin serves up a great Western breakfast on bread, baked daily on the premises. The sandwiches and foccacias for lunch are also not to be sneezed at. For dinner, sit on a comfy couch in the white, minimalist setting upstairs and try the chicken ravioli or the baby lobster and pumpkin cream soup. Dishes $3 - $5.

** Madame Butterfly is a restaurant to visit when you want to spoil yourself. Set in a traditional wooden house, this exquisitely decorated restaurant serves delicious French and Khmer cuisine. The fish steamed in banana leaves is highly recommended. Open for dinner only. Located on National Highway 6 towards the airport. Mains $6-8, carafe of wine $9.

** With three locations around town, getting a massage from Seeing Hands 4 for a great price whilst supporting a great cause couldn't be easier. For just $3, blind masseurs perform Shiatsu massage on your tired body for a whole hour!

** Every second Sunday at 7 p.m., children from a local orphanage perform traditional Khmer Apsara dancing at Earthwalkers Guesthouse in a relaxed garden setting. Entrance is free, but it would be hard to resist the $5 BBQ buffet on offer. Tasty morsels include beef skewers, chicken drumsticks, pork ribs and a variety of salads. Contact Earthwalkers, 012 967 901.

** D'Angelo's Italian Restaurant, located on Sivatha Boulevard (opp Bar Street), is the place to go for authentic pizzas and pastas. Owned by Angelo, an Italian ex-pat, flavorsome dishes are served in an Italian trattoria-style atmosphere. Enjoy a bowl of pasta ($3-4) with a glass of wine ($2). The freshly made gnocchi with creamy gorganzola sauce is divine!

** A reliable, fast Internet service has been found! At Hollywood Web, located next to the Red Piano Bar, $1 an hour buys you access to computers with windows XP, friendly and knowledgeable staff members, and, most importantly, internet speeds that won't make you want to tear your hair out. Scanning, digital photo downloading and CD burning are also offered at reasonable prices.

Slices of Siem Reap is a regular column that aims to provide information on happenings and what to do in the Siem Reap area. If you have something to add, e-mail Michael Hayes at: [email protected]


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