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Kim Sotheary manages Cha Kdam Kampot, or ‘Kampot Crab Fried Rice’, a new food cart in the capital with a very limited menu.

Fresh crab, without all the work, in Tuol Kork

Publication date 16 March 2018 | 10:07 | ICT

Along a row of food carts inside the sparkling compound of CUPS Coffee on Street 337 in Tuol Kork, an extension of a Kampot favourite has recently set up shop in the capital.



  • 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.

  • The Misto Sott’Olio consists of marinated grilled vegetables with ricotta and pizza-bread at the new branch of Luigi’s in Russian Market.

    New Luigi’s rolls out handmade pasta as its star

    Publication date 22 December 2017 | 08:42 | ICT

    From the creator of the much-loved Piccola Italia Da Luigi comes Luigi Ristorante, which opened in the Russian Market neighbourhood earlier this year, serving up Italian specialties with an emphasis on southern regional cuisine.

  • The Grilled Mackerel (left) and the Khmer Grilled Chicken Curry (right) at Pou Restaurant.

    ‘Countryside’ food reimagined as haute cuisine in Siem Reap

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 07:47 | ICT

    In a refurbished Khmer wooden house, tucked away behind a pagoda, and across the river from the chaos of Siem Reap’s old market and Pub Street, 28-year-old chef Mork Mengly is reinventing Cambodian cuisine – though he’s too humble t

  • The interior of Menaka, a hidden-away new lounge in Siem Reap.

    Lounge for the ages at Siem Reap’s Menaka

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 07:21 | ICT

    Between Pub Street venues serving liquor-filled buckets and cheap beers, and mobile tuk-tuk bars slinging cheap cocktails, there is no shortage of drinking options in Siem Reap – unless you’re looking for an upscale-but-hip ambience

  • Hub’s mobile bar is set up by Wat Botum pagoda.

    At Hub, mixology without pretension

    Publication date 30 November 2017 | 08:00 | ICT

    As darkness falls on the capital, the sidewalk along Wat Botum Park comes to life. Food carts line the promenade, and the sounds of chatter fill the air.

  • Junya Goto prepares an egg to top the Hamburg Steak.

    A Japanese take on a hamburger

    Publication date 23 November 2017 | 07:27 | ICT

    The Japanese take on the hamburger, essentially a patty without the bun, is what you’ll be in for at the casual bar and diner 919 Quick.

  • An interior view of the newly opened Museum Cafe in Phnom Penh.

    Odd collections a draw at Museum Cafe

    Publication date 16 November 2017 | 07:49 | ICT

    “You can call me the crazy man of Cambodia,” laughs Lee Peng Heng, sitting among around 100 of his vintage coffee grinders, dozens of teapots and a phonograph from 1888, at a table fashioned from a recycled garment factory sewing ma

  • ‘Eclectic unity’ is served up at Intégrité café

    Publication date 09 November 2017 | 07:34 | ICT

    Over the last five months, Sabrina Wong and Paul Sitai have been building a stylish and eclectic new café, restaurant and bar with a key component as its foundation – integrity.

  • After working at fine dining restaurants in South Africa, Inès Samaai has taken over as executive chef at Chinese House.

    Meeting the new chef taking risks at Chinese House

    Publication date 01 November 2017 | 07:23 | ICT

    It's clear from the opening salvo that Inès Samaai has decided to take some chances on her new menu when a savoury squid-ink macaron with basil cured trout, chive and lemon crème fraiche, topped with caviar, hits the table.