Sushi, sake and soy: star chef’s love affair

Publication date 10 August 2018 | 13:55 | ICT

Foie gras paired with wasabi, Japanese-style open kitchens and a fierce work ethic: Joel Robuchon, hailed as “chef of the century” on his death this week, drew great inspiration from Japan, where 10 establishments now bear his name.



  • Sancha Bakery owner Marika Okuda at her new shop in Russian Market on Street 454.

    Baking with love is key to success at Sancha

    Publication date 09 February 2018 | 08:10 | ICT

    Around 7 in the morning, at the newly opened second branch of Bagel & Bakery Sancha in Russian Market, owner Mariko Okuda is behind the counter in a chef’s hat and apron alongside two of her local staff members.

  • Members of the newly established Cambodian chapter of the Disciples d’Escoffier, from left to right: Secretary-General Charly Guillo, President Richard Gillet, Treasurer Nicolas Olivry and Chairman of Disciples d’Escoffier Asia Robert Fontana. Photo supplied/Piseth Pen

    Phnom Penh chefs join international culinary association

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 07:08 | ICT

    On Sunday, some of Phnom Penh’s top chefs were initiated into the newly formed Cambodian chapter of the international culinary association Disciples d’Escoffier – in a ceremony that included sashes with miniature copper saucepans, t

  • Flavours that change with the seasons

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:55 | ICT

    Cambodians traditionally adjust their diets and recipes to capture the freshest and tastiest seasonal ingredients the country has to offer.

  • A melting pot of regional variances

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:55 | ICT

    From its rolling hills in the east to the fertile plains of the west and the pristine coastline of its southern flank, Cambodia’s topography is as varied as its cuisine.

  • Kuoch Sokly, an advisor of the Cambodia Restaurant Association.

    Over 2,000 restaurants licensed nationwide

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:51 | ICT

    The government has issued operating licenses over 2,000 restaurants across the country as part of its effort to ensure the quality and hygiene of food outlets that serve not Cambodians but also some 5 million tourists who visit the

  • A dish at Do Forni. Photo supplied

    Ad | Do Forni brings authentic Italian fine dining to Cambodia’s capital

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:51 | ICT

    Do Forni is recognised as one of the capital’s most authentic Italian restaurants.

  • A selection of traditional Cambodian ingredients

    Finding value in local ingredients

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:50 | ICT

    Cambodians traditionally used hundreds of different native plants in their cooking. Today, just a few dozen are found in their kitchen.

  • The interior of Restaurant Le Royal in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied

    Phnom Penh’s most iconic restaurants

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:39 | ICT

    Phnom Penh has a startling variety of restaurants to choose from, with something for every taste and budget.

  • Yoshihiko Sugiura splits up an okonomiyaki, a sort of Japanese pizza-pancake hybrid, at Akane.

    Akane is filling Phnom Penh’s okonomiyaki void

    Publication date 11 January 2018 | 09:05 | ICT

    There's a new okonomiyaki joint in town, and fortunately manager Yoshihiko Sugiura was on hand yesterday to explain what exactly that means.

  • The Duck Magret, a classic French dish with a Hoisin glaze.

    At Miam, a collaboration of tastes

    Publication date 29 December 2017 | 07:35 | ICT

    At Miam, there’s more to the logo – an intertwined knife, spoon and fork – than meets the eye.