Fortify my Soul

June 10, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Captivated by the golden era of British film, when gentleman would retire to the library for port and cigars, I eagerly accepted an invitation to La Casa del Habano for an evening pairing various […]

Liquid Gold

May 16, 2016 Darren Gall 0

There are few spirits that stir the emotions like Rum: light or dark it is the drink of patriots and revolutionaries alike. Here in Phnom Penh, in the warren like lanes of the Bassac district, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

est! est!! est!!!

August 20, 2015 Darren Gall 1

Est! Est!! Est!!! A Legend of Monte Fiascone The following excerpt is from The New Monthly Magazine & Humorist, -edited by Thomas Hood Esq. and published by Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough Street, London. 1841 –part […]

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