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Cambodian Flavors Meet Belgian Chocolate at The Shop in Phnom Penh

Sweets Meredith Bethune 1 comment

Lemongrass, keffir lime, and passion fruit are all ingredients you might associate with Cambodia. But what about chocolate? For the past six years, Griet Lorré, owner of The Shop in Phnom Penh, has been making handmade chocolates inspired by these traditional Southeast Asian flavors, and they're delicious. More

How the World's Best Pepper is Grown in Kampot, Cambodia

Meredith Bethune 5 comments

Kampot peppercorns are famed around the world, and like a true Champagne, can only be grown in one region. We visited a pepper farm near Kampot, Cambodia, to find out what it takes to grow one of the best spices in the world. More

Grilled: Mike Im of Mike's Burger House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A Hamburger Today Jennifer Kikoler 6 comments

Mike Im is the burger mayor of Phnom Penh. His restaurant, Mike's Burger House, brings together Mike's Cambodian life and his American life. More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: American Roadside Diner at Mike's Burger House

A Hamburger Today Jennifer Kikoler 4 comments

At Mike's Burger House you'll find great American-style fast food burgers transplanted to Cambodia. More

10 Great Bites in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Jennifer Kikoler 4 comments

Cambodia's food is more than traditional soups and curries. In Phnom Penh, a growing international city, discover hand-pull noodles, smoky barbecue, and vegan specialties. More

13 Cambodian Dishes You Should Know

Jennifer Kikoler 4 comments

Cambodia's food is all about the contrasts—sweet and bitter, salty and sour, fresh and cooked. Check out 13 unique dishes from this Southeast Asian nation. More

Watch Anthony Bourdain Sample 'Happy Pizza'

Slice Adam Kuban 7 comments

"What makes this pizza so 'happy'? Let's just say there's a powerful herbal component to this pizza." That's Anthony Bourdain as he samples the infamous "happy pizza" of Cambodia in this clip from the most recent episode of No Reservations. "The crust could be a little crispier. But, really, which is more important, crispy crust or crispy diner?" [via JKdrummer]


Marijuana-Laced 'Happy Pizza' Taken off the Menu in Cambodia

Slice Adam Kuban 8 comments

'Last Dance with Mary Jane' Photograph from Adam Goral on Flickr It's been the pizza topping of choice among debauched backpackers in Cambodia for years, but a crackdown on marijuana in the Southeast Asian country is putting an end to "happy pizza" there, thanks to the Cambodian government's fight against drugs. ... foreign inspiration transformed the drug into arguably the world's most talked-about pizza topping. Dozens of happy pizza parlours sprang up around the country as backpack tourism boomed.But now the Cambodian government's current battle against drugs has given "pizza wars" a whole new meaning.This week marijuana was claimed as... More

Attacked with Fish Sauce

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In Cambodia there have been, unfortunately, a number of assaults against journalists, including one carried out with a bowl of fish sauce. San Bun Thoeun, a reporter with mass-circulation gossip magazine Angkor Thom, claimed deputy chief of Phnom Penh judicial police Moung Kim launched his attack with a dish of the pungent sauce after seeing a recent article concerning his wife, glamorous singing star Meng Keo Pichenda.... More

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