April 30, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  April 2016 is already being reported as the hottest month ever recorded in the Kingdom of Wonder, few in the capital will be surprised by the news. Phnom Penh has withered under a combination […]

Top of the Pops

April 30, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  The Italian restaurant Pop Café da Giorgio sits in an unobtrusive shop house on the Riverfront, just a few doors down from the Foreign Correspondents Club; it is an institution in the Penh, much […]

An Elegant Aside

April 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The Penfolds wine company is one of the oldest and most prestigious names in Australian winemaking, famous throughout the world for their big, bold Barossa Valley red wines made from varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache […]

Spice Temple

April 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Indonesian food is something I absolutely adore and recognize as one of the world’s great cuisines, fresh, vibrant, spicy, intense, colourful and delicious; they one of the great masters cuisines of spices. The Javanese have […]

Cambodia Sevenseas

April 14, 2016 Darren Gall 0

‘In ancient mythology, Cambodian people are said to have been born of the sea, created by a marriage amongst the gods.”   A new book by Darren Gall author of Urban Flavours and Cambodia’s most […]

Death in the Afternoon

April 14, 2016 Darren Gall 0

“What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth, and the […]

Phnom Penh Burger Wars

April 10, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Those of us who have been here a while and enjoy a good burger fondly recall the Free Bird burger down on Street 240, or the original Gym Bar burger on St. 178. Steve’s signature […]

Through the Sands of Time

April 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The great sand dune of Pyla, sometimes called the ‘Dune de Pilat’ is the tallest in Europe at over 100 meters high. At present it is three kilometers long and five hundred meters wide and […]

Le Bouchon

April 2, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Last week was ‘Good France’ week in Cambodia, seven days spent celebrating the French ‘joy for life’ and the art of the French table. With a vast array of events, dinners and promotions, Phnom […]

A Tale of Two Chardonnays

April 2, 2016 Darren Gall 0

I recently had the good fortune to participate in an extraordinary seafood dinner where I was asked to pair specific wines to Seafood dishes involving: Salmon, Tuna, Lobster, Oysters, Crab and shrimp. I paired not […]