Cheap Eats 2017

Publication date 13 October 2017 | 14:59 | ICT



  • The four main dishes of the lunch set, including tofu with morning glory and a pork rib stew.

    At Phka Slaa, Khmer food for a picky palate

    Publication date 18 August 2017 | 09:14 | ICT

    Phka Slaa, a new Khmer restaurant geared towards foodie-foreigners, recently opened its doors in a tourist-friendly area on Street 240.

  • The mee kork spread, with the signature handmade noodles.

    At Mee Kork Orussey, noodles are a family affair

    Publication date 11 August 2017 | 10:22 | ICT

    Just about the only thing that has changed in the last decade at Mee Kork Orussey is the wait time.

  • Art meets revelry at new Boeung Kak container market

    Publication date 11 August 2017 | 08:51 | ICT

    The capital now has its second large-scale container market, this time in the Boeung Kak neighbourhood.

  • Chris Brown (left) and his wife Ahya Chan (right) at The Meat Shop.

    A Cambodian take on classic British meats

    Publication date 04 August 2017 | 07:28 | ICT

    While petite Phnom Penh native Ahya Chan may not look like your average British butcher, she has done her homework.

  • The ‘kaya’, or coconut jam, toast along with a side of eggs and the restaurant’s Singapore-style coffee.

    The Lion City’s take on toast

    Publication date 28 July 2017 | 09:21 | ICT

    While Singaporean cuisine may be known for its spicy curries and noodle dishes, it has another, more subtle, staple: toast.

  • Sebastian Rodriguez (left) and Adrien Adi at the bar, which opened earlier this month.

    At La Pétanque, having a ball à la Francaise

    Publication date 28 July 2017 | 09:23 | ICT

    On Tuesday this week, Adrien Adi was putting the final touches on the bar he co-owns and just opened – a hangout spot dedicated to the French game of pétanque.

  • Mirage’s owner Serey Siv hopes his locale will help kickstart Siem Reap’s nascent skater scene.

    A clubhouse for the new generation of skaters

    Publication date 21 July 2017 | 06:56 | ICT

    Down a dusty, bumpy road just off National Road 6 in Siem Reap town, a fledgling community is forming.

  • The interior of Labaab, which is meant to replicate the feeling of a lordly home from 19th-century Battambang.

    Restaurant recreates houses from Battambang's 'Lordship Era'

    Publication date 30 June 2017 | 08:12 | ICT

    At Labaab, a new restaurant close to Vattanac Capital tower, designer and owner Rith Yoeun has transplanted a 19th-century Battambang-style design into a Phnom Penh dining room, serving up a medley of cuisines running the length

  • Fish amok features on the cover of Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables.

    Acclimatising to food favourites from the fringes

    Publication date 23 June 2017 | 07:20 | ICT

    The dangers of climate change are often presented as abstract notions of an uninhabitable world plagued by tricky weather and rising sea-levels, but what about a world without fish amok?

  • If you can’t choose one thing, try a sampling with the ‘Nesat Madness’.

    Shipping a fresh Kampot taste to the big city

    Publication date 23 June 2017 | 07:18 | ICT

    Three close friends embarked on a joint culinary venture in Tuol Tom Poung last month, hoping to bring both the signature food and aesthetic of Cambodia’s fishermen to the city’s urban dwellers.