Up to the Sun and Around the Moon

February 13, 2016 Darren Gall 0

In the year 1543, the same year as its author’s demise, a revolutionary paper was published that would become known as the ‘Copernican Revolution’. The paper was written by a Polish mathematician, (a mere amateur […]

French Sense and Cambodian Sensibility

January 31, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Khema is the name given to the beautifully appointed and delightfully sophisticated French restaurant, café, wine bar, boulangerie, patisserie, charcuterie and fromagerie that is the epicurean heart and soul of the Arunreas Hotel. The […]

High Water Mark

January 17, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Sevensea, (sic) is the latest culinary concept of Cambodia’s most accomplished and celebrated chef Luu Meng, the stated aim is to combine popular Asian cooking styles with the finest seafood available. Specializing in Cambodian, […]

The Mexican coming up Trumps in Cambodia

November 4, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Question: what do Angkor Wat and Mexican cuisine have in common? Answer: both are on Unesco Heritage Lists, Angkor on the ‘World Heritage List’ and Mexican Cuisine on its ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage List’ oh, and […]

Memory of an Elephant

July 6, 2015 Darren Gall 0

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 […]

The Tao of Jiaozi 

January 18, 2015 Darren Gall 0

     “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 […]

Hanoi by the Glass

December 6, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  “In a city one thousand years old, everyone is a visitor.” I have been ‘dropping’ in to Hanoi for over a dozen years, for the past 9 months I have found myself a resident. […]

The Song of Teng – Part Two

April 6, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  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 […]

The Song of Teng – Part One

March 22, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  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 […]

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