Cuisine Wat Damnak logo, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak – Classy, Cambodian and locavore

It was the best meal I had in Cambodia. Cambodian cuisine derives from several sources—Khmer for sure, but with significant influences from the kingdom’s neighbors....
Kitchen staff at Romdeng, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

My Romdeng friends

My last full day in Cambodia was one for the scrapbook, as the young women and men of Phnom Penh’s Romdeng restaurant welcomed me...
Khor Sach Ko, Cambodian comfort food

Khor Sach Ko – Cambodian comfort food

Khor Sach Ko, a slow-cooked Khmer stew, is a hearty beef and noodle dish. It has surprisingly complex flavors for such unpretentious, homely food....
Banh xeo

Banh xeo… Let them eat pancake!

Vietnam’s crepe-like pancake, banh xeo, is a delightful, messy, savory culinary experience. From Saigon pancake in the south to the smaller rounds served up in...
Miss Vy

Cooking with Miss Vy

    Vietnamese food is the epitome of fresh, I am discovering.  Market stalls are piled high with green goodness and every meal layers on herbs...
fish sauce

Something fishy in Vietnam

  Before I lived in Southeast Asia, I knew that fish sauce--that fermented, salty essence of the sea--is an indispensable condiment for many of the...
Ben Thanh market at night, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ben Thanh Market’s metamorphosis

In the evening, the streets on either side of Saigon’s Ben Thanh Market sprout bustling restaurants, set up after the daily market closes at...
Ben Thanh Market

Saigon’s Ben Thanh Market

    The Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is one-stop shopping central, just about 24/7. Top quality fruits and vegetables, seafood and...

Gulf Coast seafood heaven

After a sunny February morning’s visit to the Fresh Market in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, my companions and I were in search of seafood. We...

Flying South? Try Concourse E

Earlier this month, I paid my second visit to One Flew South, an upscale restaurant in Concourse E of Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport, recently listed...
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