The Old Chinese House

October 21, 2015 Darren Gall 0

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. […]

Malis – Living Cambodian Cuisine

October 15, 2015 Darren Gall 0

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, […]


October 13, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    A new cocktail lounge and supper club in Phnom Penh, simply named Est bar, blends great style with a certain comfortable panache. Medieval legend has it that before Italian monks would set out […]

The First Decade

October 5, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    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- […]

Here’s to the Lucky Bastards

July 24, 2015 Darren Gall 0

                                                                                                                   Photos Courtesty of Leboost cambodia Che Culo #6B Street 302 BKK1.   Firstly, there is that name, let us attempt to deal with it straight off the bat. The term Che Culo comes from […]

Steak Out

June 5, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    If there is one thing that expats in developing countries moan about more than just about anything else, it’s the absence of a good steak. Then of course there is also the absence […]

Soul Kitchen

March 19, 2015 Darren Gall 1

  An Bang Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam As I sit on the grass perched over the beach, staring out to sea, sated and listening to the vibes of the house blending in with the gentle […]

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 4

  “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 […]

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