Jan 10 2011

New Year’s Resolution: Brunch at Raffles

Published by under Cafes & brunch

Last month Raffles Hotel Le Royal revamped its less-expensive brunch at Cafe Monivong (not to be confused with the $88 option at Le Royal) to offer an entirely Asian menu. Previously, the menu had been essentially a pared-down version of the French-inspired offerings at Le Royal. Now it’s sashimi, dim sum and various Southeast Asian … read the full post

Jan 09 2011

Vegetarian options in Phnom Penh

Published by under Vegetarian

As with most of Asia, finding truly vegetarian food in Phnom Penh can be a bit of a challenge. It’s not impossible, though, and a few excellent vegetarian restaurants in town serve up tasty dishes that don’t contain any prahok. Fate Blessing Buddha This unassuming little eatery is one you’d never stumble upon accidentally — … read the full post

Jan 08 2011

The riel deal: Currency in Cambodia

Published by under Money & costs

The riel is the official currency of Cambodia, but you don’t need to rush out and change money before you arrive. The US dollar is an unofficial second currency that is actually used more — there’s a 90% level of dollarization in the country. In fact, if you’re getting a visa on arrival, plan to … read the full post

Jan 06 2011

Mike’s Burger House

Published by under Western

For those in Phnom Penh looking for a little taste of home, Mike’s Burger House serves up some of Phnom Penh’s most-loved burgers that are noteworthy for being both toothsome and enormous. Proprietor Im Chenda, who goes by Mike, is originally from Battambang province, but at the end of the Khmer Rouge era fled to … read the full post

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