As I ate the Oysters

July 24, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  “Eating oyster is like kissing the sea on the lips” -Léon-Paul Fargue (1876 – 1947) It seems only a handful of years ago that expats would pine for decent oysters in Phnom Penh; they […]

Banque de l’Indochine

July 16, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Today, (14th July) the people of France celebrate their National Day, named ‘La Fete Nationale’, it is perhaps better known around the world as ‘Bastille Day’, commemorating the storming of the Bastille on the 14th […]

The Brexistentialist

July 8, 2016 Darren Gall 0

July is the month when the French celebrate ‘La fête nationale’, commemorating the storming of the Bastille, (14th of July 1789) the original celebration -held one year later- was meant to symbolize the unity displayed […]

Pickle me Ginger

July 1, 2016 Darren Gall 1

Pickle me Ginger The dinner invitation came with its own title: ‘Nurture Your Culture’ and a sub-title for those, (me) who simply had no idea, it was apparently going to be a ‘Fermented Feast’, I […]

Sushi Dreaming

June 17, 2016 Darren Gall 0

One of the all-time great food films is a 2011 documentary entitled ‘ Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, which tells the story of Jiro and his small, inconspicuous, ten seat sushi restaurant in the tunnels of […]

Angkor’s New Temple

June 11, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Throughout the period of the Khmer Empire there was obviously great devotion to the kings of Angkor, who were regarded as living incarnations of gods. The great beauty and high art of the buildings, temples […]

Kilometer 28

June 4, 2016 Darren Gall 0

On the edge of the road just before Siem Reap, Ben Sam offers up cheeky observations and cackles at her own jokes over the dull chime of her machete and the drone of passing traffic. […]

Lost World

May 29, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Sometimes, there are certain moments, certain meals that can be so serendipitously excellent you become convinced that unknown forces have conspired to bring you to a particular place, at a specific time, for a […]

River Daze

May 23, 2016 Darren Gall 1

  Kampot is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in the kingdom; an old, sleepy, pretty little town on the banks of a quiet river, set between mist covered mountains and a sea […]

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 […]

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