May 25 2011

Pub quiz mania

Published by under Bars & nightlife

There’s something so attractive about pub quizzes: here’s an opportunity to enjoy a few beers with friends adjoined to the very exciting possibility of being able to show off your arcane knowledge of ’80s pop music or South American butterfly genera.  The competitive edge adds a certain frisson to the evening while everyone knows that … read the full post

May 23 2011

Ordering an iced coffee in Phnom Penh

Published by under Cafes & brunch

One of the great pleasures of enduring the weather in Cambodia — those 35 degree afternoons one after the other — is sitting down in the shade with an enormous, sickly-sweet iced coffee. Here’s how they roast coffee in Phnom Penh: until it’s black, and usually with a big scoop of rendered pork fat or … read the full post

May 12 2011

Dim sum in Phnom Penh

Published by under Other Asian

Dim sum is the Chinese version of tapas — small plates of steamed dumplings and other tasty treats that were originally meant to be accompaniments to drinking tea and are perfect for sharing with a group. Whether you’re just learning about dim sum or are an aficionado, there are many options for dim sum in … read the full post

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

May 02 2011

How to get an Indian visa in Phnom Penh

Published by under Visas

If you’ll be travelling to India via Cambodia, you’ll probably need to organise a visa in advance. Although notoriously annoying, you can arrange your visa at the Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh fairly easily. (Cambodians as well as citizens of Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore can get a visa on … 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 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 14 2011

Preparing for the worst: Traffic accidents in Cambodia

Published by under Health & safety

Getting into a traffic accident anywhere is serious, but in Cambodia it’s particularly so. In the evenings, many drivers are distracted, intoxicated and not particularly swayed by the few stoplights the town has to offer. The only traffic laws that are regularly enforced are ones that involve small fines for improper licenses or lack of … 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

Page 24 of 27« First...10...2223242526...Last »