Publication date 25 May 2018 | 11:13 | ICT

Foreseeing plenty of challenges resulting from a highly competitive market in Phnom Penh, the restaurateur behind Banana Kitchen, located in a busy neighbourhood of the capital, built the restaurant on findings from detailed research.


The cocktail bar Hub is one of a row of bars and eateries which may be forced out of their location on the edge of Wat Botum Park.

City tells street-side bars by Wat Botum Park to relocate

Publication date May 1, 2018 | 12:00 am

The popular street-side bars and restaurants that line Wat Botum Park in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district have been told to move out by Tuesday or face eviction, vendors said on Monday.

Fears tarantula may go off the menu in Cambodia due to deforestation, hunting

Publication date April 11, 2018 | 12:02 pm

While a plate piled high with hairy, palm-sized tarantulas is the stuff of nightmares for some, these garlic fried spiders are a coveted treat in Cambodia, where the only fear is that they may soon vanish due to deforestation and unchecked hunting.

Kim Sotheary manages Cha Kdam Kampot, or ‘Kampot Crab Fried Rice’, a new food cart in the capital with a very limited menu.

Fresh crab, without all the work, in Tuol Kork

Publication date March 16, 2018 | 12:00 am

Along a row of food carts inside the sparkling compound of CUPS Coffee on Street 337 in Tuol Kork, an extension of a Kampot favourite has recently set up shop in the capital.

Mohammed Rashid at his cart on Sothearos Boulevard, where he serves up a taste from home – roti with a variety of toppings – on a plaza along Sothearos Boulevard.

Comfort food from a cart is a Rohingya migrant’s link to home

Publication date March 9, 2018 | 12:00 am

On a popular Phnom Penh strip, lined with the usual Khmer street food offerings – chicken feet, fried noodles, palm sugar juice – a bright red food cart stands out.

Phoey Phorn prepares kralan along National Road 6 last weekend.

Hard work put into roadside snack favourite kralan

Publication date February 21, 2018 | 12:00 am

With its subtle flavour and compact packaging, kralan seems like a simple but satisfying snack, but making it is a laborious process for those who stake their livelihoods on it.

Sancha Bakery owner Marika Okuda at her new shop in Russian Market on Street 454.

Baking with love is key to success at Sancha

Publication date February 9, 2018 | 12:00 am

Around 7 in the morning, at the newly opened second branch of Bagel & Bakery Sancha in Russian Market, owner Mariko Okuda is behind the counter in a chef’s hat and apron alongside two of her local staff members.

Members of the newly established Cambodian chapter of the Disciples d’Escoffier, from left to right: Secretary-General Charly Guillo, President Richard Gillet, Treasurer Nicolas Olivry and Chairman of Disciples d’Escoffier Asia Robert Fontana. Photo supplied/Piseth Pen

Phnom Penh chefs join international culinary association

Publication date January 23, 2018 | 12:00 am

On Sunday, some of Phnom Penh’s top chefs were initiated into the newly formed Cambodian chapter of the international culinary association Disciples d’Escoffier – in a ceremony that included sashes with miniature copper saucepans, t

Flavours that change with the seasons

Publication date January 16, 2018 | 12:12 pm

Cambodians traditionally adjust their diets and recipes to capture the freshest and tastiest seasonal ingredients the country has to offer.

A melting pot of regional variances

Publication date January 16, 2018 | 12:07 pm

From its rolling hills in the east to the fertile plains of the west and the pristine coastline of its southern flank, Cambodia’s topography is as varied as its cuisine.

Kuoch Sokly, an advisor of the Cambodia Restaurant Association.

Over 2,000 restaurants licensed nationwide

Publication date January 16, 2018 | 12:04 pm

The government has issued operating licenses over 2,000 restaurants across the country as part of its effort to ensure the quality and hygiene of food outlets that serve not Cambodians but also some 5 million tourists who visit the

A dish at Do Forni. Photo supplied

Ad | Do Forni brings authentic Italian fine dining to Cambodia’s capital

Publication date January 16, 2018 | 12:02 pm

Do Forni is recognised as one of the capital’s most authentic Italian restaurants.

A selection of traditional Cambodian ingredients

Finding value in local ingredients

Publication date January 16, 2018 | 11:59 am

Cambodians traditionally used hundreds of different native plants in their cooking. Today, just a few dozen are found in their kitchen.