Tango in Saigon

October 24, 2019 Darren Gall 0

    Octo bills itself as a ‘restobar’ -having weaved down a small alley, climbed a rickety staircase, up past multiple, mixed businesses on each floor until lost, deep in the bowels of a decaying […]

Ham & Sherry

July 29, 2019 Darren Gall 0

Ham & Sherry   “Just to eat is a gift.”                                      Ferran Adria A small, hole-in-the-wall ‘Bodega’ down a little lane in Wan Chai -noticeable by the Catalan style blue and white wall tiles on […]

The Gruen Transfer

January 1, 2019 Darren Gall 0

  On The Table – Tokyo Café AEON Mall II – Sen Sok City, Phnom Penh I’ve never been big on Mall restaurants, eateries or bars, the whole concept just seems like it’s all faux […]

Bistronomy

October 14, 2017 Darren Gall 0

Les Années Folles “But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong, nor the breathing […]

Soba Thoughts

February 14, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  I could be sitting in one of those little hole-in-the-wall noodle bars in the subterranean arteries of the Tokyo Metro subway, instead I am seated in a concrete box that abuts the pavement on […]

The Telling

November 13, 2016 Darren Gall 0

We are a quirky bunch, the loose band of long term expats in Phnom Penh, living contradictions with confounding habits and ridiculous routines. We meet change head on, take leaps of faith, embrace the new […]

A Roaring Good Curry

October 27, 2016 Darren Gall 0

India is bathed in light right now, the 30th of October sees the commencement of Diwali, The festival of light, a time when Hindus, Jains and Sikhs on the sub-continent and the Indian diaspora throughout […]

Gimme Shelter

October 13, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh is becoming a bit of a Tim magnate, the other day my food supplier friend Tim called to invite me and another chef named Tim to a food tasting prepared by a […]

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