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Cambodian Cooking Class at Shinta Mani (with recipes)

Friday, 3 July 2015 Leave a comment Posted in: Recipes, Travel

Cambodia goes far beyond temple visiting. Their food culture is also not to be missed. Khmer food takes influences from a variety of countries. It was a French colony previously and had many influx of Chinese immigrants. The country is also influenced by neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam. Khmer food usually consists of rice and freshwater fish because they have Mekong river and Tonle Sap which provides fresh breeding grounds for …

Temple Tour in Siem Reap by ABOUTAsia

Friday, 3 July 2015 Leave a comment Posted in: Cambodia, Travel

One of the main reasons to visit Cambodia is to experience at first hand the world-famous temples of Angkor. We had the chance to go for a temple tour organised by ABOUTAsia. After collecting my entry passes at the Archaeological Park Entrance, we walk through Ta Nei temple from the West entrance to the East entrance. Located deep in the jungles of Angkor, Ta Nei temple is ideal for the …

Chanrey Tree at Siem Reap – Traditional Khmer Food in a Contemporary Setting.

Thursday, 2 July 2015 Leave a comment Posted in: Cambodia

The dining scene at Siem Reap has evolved rapidly. Chanrey Tree is one of the promising restaurant along Pub Street, and it has been a popular choice since 2013. Located in heart of Siem Reap along the riverside, Chanrey Tree serves traditional Khmer food in a lush contemporary setting. Chanrey Tree’s fresh spring rolls is one of the best I have eaten. Wrapped with minced pork, chicken, river shrimp, pineapple, …

Shinta Mani Club – Serene Urban Oasis in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 Leave a comment Posted in: Cambodia, Travel

Footsteps from the tranquil riverfront, Shinta Mani Club at Siem Reap is a sleek and stylish hotel that places an emphasis on responsible tourism. Located not far from the famed Angkor Wat temples, this boutique hotel is for culture vultures who want to stay right in the middle of a peaceful oasis but not far from the vibrant tourist sites. I took a little longer than usual to draft out …

Phare, The Cambodian Circus – Transforming the lives of Cambodian Youth

Thursday, 18 June 2015 2 Comments Posted in: Cambodia, Travel

In a rural Cambodian village a disfigured young man is rejected and ridiculed. He wonders why he is cursed in this way and seeks answers and help from the gods. They answer his prayers by transforming him into a beautiful woman who attracts the attention and desire of the village men. But they quickly discover there‚Äôs something evil behind the beauty. Based on traditional Cambodian folktales, Sokrias (Eclipse) is a …