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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Sandwich in the Garden

March 27, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Brunch is the perfect meal, when it’s too late for breakfast and too early for alcohol then there is always brunch, where you can enjoy both in disguise. I like my weekend brunch to be […]

A Villa by the Palace

March 19, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Villa Oeno is the new name of the large and attractive building on the corner of Streets 240 and 19, behind the Royal Palace. The architecture is nostalgic French colonial and the entrance on the […]

Zino Zing

February 28, 2016 Darren Gall 0

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 […]

Old Spice -Part Two

February 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Kampot: I am sitting under an impossibly large sky, the few errant clouds merely faint wisps on a canvas of clear, perfect blue. From high up on Starling Ridge I gaze out over the […]

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 […]

Farm to Table

February 10, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Farm to Table is an urban café in BKK1 that features an herb garden, vegetable market and children’s play area. Yet to me and no doubt countless others it is much, much more than […]

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