Archive for the 'Phnom Penh' Category

May 09 2011

Phnom Penh’s Nerd Night

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Every other Monday Phnom Penh’s expat population gather together to share their obsessive hobbies, interesting career choices and celebrate all things nerdy. The events are held at venues around the city and each have six or seven speakers who cover topics ranging from yoga to Khmer handicrafts to obscure English words. The format is called … read the full post

Apr 28 2011

Japanese groceries in Phnom Penh

Published by under Japanese

In the last year the supply of Japanese foodstuffs in Phnom Penh has multiplied, and it’s now easier than ever to find the miso, dashi and kombu that you desire. The city has long had a sizable Japanese expat population, but the groceries didn’t keep pace. Japanese expats often resorted to bringing back suitcases of … read the full post

Apr 25 2011

Chinese Noodle Restaurant

Published by under Other Asian

Long hailed as one of Phnom Penh’s best-kept secrets, Chinese Noodle Restaurant dishes up hand-pulled noodles and homemade dumplings on the cheap. It’s not much of a secret any more, but the place still feels like it’s hidden in plain sight on Monivong Boulevard a few blocks below Sihanouk. Chinese Noodle Restaurant is one of … read the full post

Apr 21 2011

The best supermarkets in Phnom Penh

Published by under Food

One of the most surprising things about Phnom Penh is the quality of its supermarkets — unlike in many Asian capital cities there are a number of large centrally-located grocers that carry a wide range of both Western and Asian brands at reasonable prices. Lucky – City Mall Lucky is the largest supermarket chain in … read the full post

Apr 19 2011

Tepui at Chinese House: South American and Mediterranean flavours

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Bringing a bit of South America to Phnom Penh, a team of Venezuelans have opened a new restaurant and bar at the Chinese House on Sisowath Quay. Antonio Lopez de Haro, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, first visited Phnom Penh while he was living in Singapore. He liked it so much he kept coming back, and … read the full post

Apr 08 2011

More vegetarian options in Phnom Penh

Published by under Vegetarian

Once you start looking, vegetarian options are all over Phnom Penh. Recently, I wrote about The Vegetarian and Fate Blessing Buddha. Here are a few more places that serve delicious vegetarian and vegan options in Phnom Penh. Vego Salad Bar The first time I walked into Vego Salad Bar I immediately walked back outside to … read the full post

Apr 01 2011

Seatbelts for tuk tuks in Cambodia

Published by under Transport

From the “Only in Cambodia file” the PhnomPenhPost reports on a surprising new law to hit the streets in Cambodia, seat belts for tuk tuks — and who are the cops going to target? tourists. The story quotes transport minister Tram In Tek as saying: “The public transport in Cambodia is quite primitive and the … read the full post

Mar 21 2011

Phnom Penh institution Snow’s to close

Published by under Events

The sign on the outside says Maxine’s, but the local expats that love it call it Snow’s or Snowy’s, after the charismatic Australian owner, Ian “Snow” Woodford. Last Friday Woodford was told that he would have to clear out, and this weekend is set to be the last in the long, storied history of a … read the full post

Feb 17 2011

Getting around Phnom Penh by tuk tuk

Published by under Transport

There’s no public transport in Phnom Penh so those who aren’t brave enough to drive themselves or sweat it out on foot are stuck with three main options: motos, taxis and tuk tuks. Most visitors and quite a few expats choose to travel by tuk tuk. It’s a great way to ride in style and … read the full post

Feb 11 2011

Shore leave: Party at Pontoon

Published by under Bars & nightlife

The Phnom Penh club scene can leave one feeling a bit like Goldilocks looking for a bowl of porridge — this club’s too small, that club’s too sleazy … but finally there’s a nightclub in Phnom Penh that is just right. Pontoon was one of the most popular clubs in town until it mysteriously disappeared … read the full post

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