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Located on the corner of Bar St, the Soup Dragon is a three story Vietnamese eatery

popular with both tourists and locals. The menu is very extensive, with Khmer, Vietnamese

and Western dishes. The Vietnamese noodle soup or "Soup Ch'nang Dae" served

at breakfast, would have to be one of the best value meals in town. For 3000R, you

get a bowl of steaming rice noodles topped with seafood, chicken or pork and it comes

with an array of condiments, such as chilli, fresh herbs and sauces on the side.

They have a long happy hour from 3.30pm to 7.30pm; cocktails are two for one and

all other drinks discounted. Why not climb the stairs to the roof and sip on a Margherita

while watching Bar Street come alive, as day turns into night. Open 7 days a week,

early to late.

** The John McDermott Gallery, within the FCC (Foreign Correspondence Club) complex

on Pokamber Avenue, features some of the most awe-inspiring photos ever taken of

Angkor. John McDermott has been photographing Asia since 1993. His work on Angkor

is part of a long-term fine art photography project focusing on cultural heritage

across Asia.

McDermott combines the grainy, moody effects of infrared film with sepia toning to

render his vision of Angkor. Limited prints, reproductions, calendars and postcards

are on sale at the gallery from 9am to 10pm everyday.

** The Khmer Kitchen, run and owned by an entrepreneurial Khmer woman, is a small

restaurant tucked in a lane between Bar Street and Psar Chas, and which serves up

the most delicious Khmer food at very reasonable prices. The scrumptious "Potato

in Oven" is definitely an expat favorite and this is the place to try the traditional

Cambodian curry Amok! All meals $2- $3. Open for lunch and dinner everyday.

** A sports bar called City Walk Cafe has opened up over the road from Psar Chas

just in time for the start of the European Football Season. With a large screen at

one end of the bar, every shot for goal can be enjoyed larger than life whilst sipping

a cold lager! A menu of sandwiches, bar snacks and other light meals are available

and can be eaten in air-conditioned comfort. They have an opening special of $1 for

Tiger Beer. Games to be shown are listed outside.