Diwali Delight

November 18, 2015 Darren Gall 0

It is that time of year, Diwali, The festival of light, a time when Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and even some Buddhists mark the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and […]

For a Child’s Smile

November 17, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    Chateau Haut Blanville is a family owned winery in the Languedoc region of southern France. The winery sources its fruit from a number of vineyards and sub regions in the area, taking advantage […]

Love Thy Neighbour

November 11, 2015 Darren Gall 0

To say that I enjoy Thai food would be a bit like suggesting Imelda Marcos occasionally liked to wear shoes, (she famously admitted to owning over 1,000 pairs at one point). I’ve been traveling to […]

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. […]

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, […]

Est-essential

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- […]

Harvest of the Heart

October 2, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Sisters Emmanuelle and Marie-Pierre are the driving force behind the family wine business of Vignobles Raguenot, owners and operators of the Bordeaux Chateaux, des Tourtes in Blaye and Haut Beyzac in Haut Medoc. Proud of […]

Out of the Darkness

August 29, 2015 Darren Gall 0

  Tasmania is sometimes called the Apple Isle and was once known as Van Diemen’s Land, it sits off the south east coast of mainland Australia and is a sparsely populated island, with large tracts […]

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