Tag: Phnom Penh


You say Prahok? I say delicious!

  A Khmer curry is the centerpiece of a Cambodian celebratory meal. It’s also one of the most satisfying dishes a newcomer to the cuisine...
Frangipani, Cheoung Ek killing fields, Cambodia

The day I met Bou Meng

Frangipani wafted in the early morning air and butterflies were everywhere, when I visited Cheoung Ek, the best known of Cambodia’s infamous killing fields.   The...
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...
Early morning quiet in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh fugue

Early-morning Phnom Penh is quiet, save a few motorcycles and tuk-tuks on the almost empty streets. It’s early in the morning when the place...
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....
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