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Clockwise from the top: cold ramen, salmon sashimi, truffle edamame and tuna sashimi.
Fri, 1 September 2017

Edamame: easy budget Japanese

There is a right way to eat edamame – with beer or sake, on a warm summer’s night – at least, so says Kenji Tamura, 32, one of the owners of the recently opened Japanese restaurant Edamame.

Marco (far right) in a scene from the yet-to-be released Viplas.
Fri, 1 September 2017

New film Viplas is a tragi-comic look at mental illness in Cambodia

The dark world of mental illness – leavened with doses of laughs and romance – will come to screens across Cambodia next year, bringing to theatres, and eventually living rooms, a topic that has long been neglected in the Kingdom.

A serving of fresh hummus sprinkled with spices and served with pita bread.
Fri, 25 August 2017

A ‘feast’ from the Middle East off Bassac Lane

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.

A plate of fresh hand-pulled fried beef noodles (left) and a bowl of hand-pulled duck noodles (right).
Fri, 25 August 2017

Finding the ‘Magic’ in pulled noodles

When she first saw Chinese handmade noodles being made, Phal Sophorn, 29, was struck with wonder.

The Vietnamese-Khmer pork meatballs.
Fri, 18 August 2017

Baard brings new ideas to the Farm

South African chef Amy Baard, a fixture of Phnom Penh’s fine dining scene for more than two years, is starting fresh and bringing her energy and culinary creativity to a more relaxed, but equally demanding setting.

The four main dishes of the lunch set, including tofu with morning glory and a pork rib stew.
Fri, 18 August 2017

At Phka Slaa, Khmer food for a picky palate

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

Tony Francis in front of a piece by urban artist FONKI (left) and Bryan Beyung (right).
Fri, 18 August 2017

Creating an avenue for Cambodian urban art

For years, Cambodia’s urban arts scene has been slowly percolating – and it has been doing so without the help of Tony Francis. With established artists like FONKI, Chifumi, Peap Tarr and Theo Vallier – all either Cambodians or foreigners with close ties to the Kingdom – urban art has become more and more visible, on city walls, on clothes and in schools and restaurants. But Francis, a lanky 38-year-old London native who moved to Cambodia two years ago after five years in Thailand, thinks now is the time for it to move to the next level. That is why he has set up Kbach Gallery – a high-end showroom of the work of international and Cambodian urban artists targeting major art markets ...

Band leader Phon Chanleakhena stands before nine members of the 18-strong Phnom Penh Marching Band, which managed to outlive the NGO-funded project that spawned it.
Fri, 11 August 2017

Despite a funding scare, Phnom Penh’s youth brass band marches on

Every Sunday afternoon the sound of trumpets echoes across Kolab Primary School in the capital’s Daun Penh district as a group of young people congregate to play as a band.

The mee kork spread, with the signature handmade noodles.
Fri, 11 August 2017

At Mee Kork Orussey, noodles are a family affair

Just about the only thing that has changed in the last decade at Mee Kork Orussey is the wait time.