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The Old Chinese House

Old House Chinese House sits on the riverside opposite the port in Sisowath Quay; it was built in 1904, a time when Phnom Penh was just beginning to establish itself as the capital of Cambodia. The house was established by a wealthy merchant trader named Tan Bunpa; at the time of the houses construction and […]

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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 First Decade

    Open Wine is one of those Phnom Penh institutions that you take comfort in knowing are always there for you. Yet, in a city where new dining establishments -with promises of the extraordinary- open almost every other day, it is easy to neglect an institutional venue such as this one and to perhaps […]

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Harvest of the Heart

Sisters Emmanuelle and Marie-Pierre are the driving force behind the family wine business of Vignobles Raguenot, owners and operators of the Bordeaux Chateaux, des Tourtes in Blaye and Haut Beyzac in Haut Medoc. Proud of their independence and family ownership, the sisters infuse everything they do with great passion and care. Emmanuelle and Marie-Pierre have […]

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Out of the Darkness

  Tasmania is sometimes called the Apple Isle and was once known as Van Diemen’s Land, it sits off the south east coast of mainland Australia and is a sparsely populated island, with large tracts of virgin forest, uninhabited by man. Its beauty lies in its quiet, open spaces, its crisp, cool air, its pristine […]

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Shooting Blancks!

  Philippe Blanck of Domaine Paul Blanck is in Cambodia for a few days this September, spreading good cheer as he innately and inevitably manages to do, sharing his deep passion for Alsace and sharing his exceptional family wines. I am delighted we will get the chance to have a dinner together.   At a […]

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Memory of an Elephant

There was a time when European merchants, writers, adventurers and those out for a grand tour would travel throughout South East Asia by steamer, going about their business, enduring their hardships and either building up or depleting their family fortunes.   Stoic traders and intrepid travelers would seek respite from the oppressive jungles, the stifling […]

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Human, All Too Human

My shameless love affair with Pinot Noir is widely known, Burgundy in particular but, we are not exclusive. A Glass of Noir Sweetness and silk on the tongue, Cherry kisses, Falling to the floor of the forest, Truffles, damp earth, fallen leaves, Spices, cinnamon, clove and more Overripe, fallen, forbidden fruit Sweet, scents of sexual […]