Archive for the 'Phnom Penh' Category

Nov 14 2011

Getting from Phnom Penh to Burma

Published by under Transport

As of this month, there’s a direct flight to Burma from Phnom Penh with the option for VOA (visa on arrival). This is noteworthy because currently only flights on Myanmar Airways International from Cambodia and Guangzhou offer the possibility of VOA — if you’re travelling overland you’ll need to get a visa the old fashioned … read the full post

Nov 10 2011

Afternoon tea in Phnom Penh

Published by under Cafes & brunch

If you’re sick of street food and looking for a more refined snacking experience, many of the posh hotels in town offer afternoon tea, where you can put on your most colonial accent and load up on sweets. Raffles Le Royal Afternoon tea at Raffles is quite a production, served in The Conservatory and featuring … read the full post

Nov 01 2011

Vietnamese restaurants in Phnom Penh

Published by under Other Asian

Despite Cambodia’s proximity to Vietnam, it can be harder than you think to find delicious Vietnamese food in Phnom Penh. But never fear, it is out there! Many Cambodian snack foods are very similar to Vietnamese dishes, and you can find stands selling banh chao, the Cambodian version of bánh xèo, large fried pancakes filled … read the full post

Oct 23 2011

Sunday roasts in Phnom Penh

Published by under Western

If you’re yearning for a little taste of home in Phnom Penh, there are more than a few places in town among the many restaurants on offer where you can tuck into a traditional Sunday roast. Sunday roasts are most popular with the British, of course, who find that a few weeks on the road … read the full post

Oct 17 2011

Sushi in Phnom Penh: Part two

Published by under Japanese

Hold onto your socks, the hunt for the best sushi in Phnom Penh continues. Last week I reviewed Origami and Fusion Sushi, and today I’ll cover more ground with a couple of places that are a little more affordable. Le Quay Cafe With four types of rolls and seven types of nigiri, Le Quay Cafe … read the full post

Oct 14 2011

Sushi in Phnom Penh: Part one

Published by under Japanese

Despite the large number of Japenese expats in Phnom Penh, good sushi is harder to come by than you’d think, with most of the Japanese restaurants in town serving up primarily donburis and other Japanese home-cooking. In the name of research, I’ve been hunting for the best sushi in Phnom Penh. Here are some of … read the full post

Oct 06 2011

Burma to Cambodia flights get a shake-up

Published by under Transport

Eyes lit up in February this year when Myanmar Airways International (MAI) announced a new direct flight between Siem Reap and Rangoon, the former capital of Burma. Not only did this cut a great deal of time and hassle out of a trip from here to Burma, but the airline was also able to secure … read the full post

Sep 02 2011

Casual Japanese dining in Phnom Penh

Published by under Japanese

There’s much more to Japanese cuisine than just sushi, and there’s no better place to find out than Cambodia. In Phnom Penh a number of restaurants have recently been opened by Japanese expats that specialise in Japanese casual dining — simple, cooked meals and rice bowls that are made just the way they are in … read the full post

Aug 15 2011

Phnom Penh street food: Coconut milk desserts

Published by under Street food

One of the most mysterious street food stands you’ll find in Phnom Penh (well, maybe aside from the crickets) are the dessert stands — covered in rows of bowls of what appear to be mushy vegetables, you’d never know you’d happened upon a Cambodian ambrosial secret hidden in plain sight. The coconut milk dessert sellers, … read the full post

Aug 12 2011

Vann Molyvann’s architecture in Phnom Penh

Vann Molyvann is Cambodia’s greatest living architect. Vann’s style of work from the 1950s and 1960s is known as New Khmer Architecture, and blended modernist themes from the time with traditional Cambodian and Angkorian elements. Despite the civil war in the 1970s, many of Molyvann’s works survived, although much of it is now under threat … read the full post

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