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Zino Zing

Zino Restaurant & Wine Bar sits at the dinning end of Street 294, between Norodom and Sotheros Boulevards. The venue stands out as a classy townhouse with a small courtyard under its canopy out front and a balcony upstairs. Inside, the ground floor space is evenly divided between a cozy, u-shaped bar to the left […]

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Black Bambu

  Black Bambu is a melting pot of many ingredients: a place where western cooking meets eastern spices, a coming together of people from different backgrounds to pursue a common goal and a focal point for ideas forged to achieve a single purpose.   Tom O’Connor is one of Cambodia’s most entrepreneurial and successful restaurateurs […]

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Time Travel

Le Royal restaurant at Raffles Le Royal Hotel in Phnom Penh has the magical ability to transport you, not only to another world, but also to another time. There are very few hotels in the Kingdom that come near Le Royal for commitment to service and quality, there are none than can match it for […]

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Just b’Cos

  I recently had the good fortune to attend an exceptional wine dinner at Yi Sang, Chinese Restaurant; this event saw the pairing of classical Chinese dishes with vertical vintages of Chateau Cos d’Estournel, the great wine of Saint Estephe. I have had a fond interest in these magnificent wines ever since I worked several […]

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Malis – Living Cambodian Cuisine

Cambodian Cuisine is said to be one of the oldest cuisines in the world, yet its traditions, its recipes and its history have been passed down from generation to generation as an oral history only, infused with love and passion from mother to daughter, family to family. Much of Khmer cuisine has been lost, when […]

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The Tao of Jiaozi 

     “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”  Lao Tzu   After queuing out on the sidewalk for an age, patiently day-dreaming about the magic going on inside, you enter a large, unremarkable room, the simplest of furnishing, functional only, no time for the fashionable or chic […]

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The Song of Teng – Part Two

  Song Teng estimates that he cooked under eighteen French chefs during his formative years at the Cambodiana Hotel. Some stayed the full one year term, many left a lot sooner, Cambodia in the 1990’s was not the easiest place for a foreigner to settle. He remembers that cooking with western ingredients was extremely difficult […]

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The Song of Teng – Part One

  At night his family would dig a hole in the ground, then they would all climb in and attempt to go to sleep -essential bedding arrangements to avoid stray bullets in the night; “When it rained it was terrible.” After the Vietnamese had driven out the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia found itself in the grip […]

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Master Meng

Master Meng Internationally, Luu Meng is Cambodia’s most recognizable chef and is regularly visited by global celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdaine. Locally, he has earned the respect and admiration of his peers; he is president of the Cambodia Hotel Association, sits on the board of the Cambodia Restaurant Association and is […]

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When the Levy Breaks

We all go a little mad at this time of year, don’t we? I’ve had enough of being wet through, caught out in yet another deluge. I’ve had enough of getting splattered with mud and who knows what else when I venture out on my moto, I’ve had enough of claustrophobic tuk tuks, all zipped […]