At Banana Kitchen, cuisines prepared by fact-finding

Publication date 25 May 2018 | 11:13 | ICT

Foreseeing plenty of challenges resulting from a highly competitive market in Phnom Penh, the restaurateur behind Banana Kitchen, located in a busy neighbourhood of the capital, built the restaurant on findings from detailed research.



  • A dish at Do Forni. Photo supplied

    Ad | Do Forni brings authentic Italian fine dining to Cambodia’s capital

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:51 | ICT

    Do Forni is recognised as one of the capital’s most authentic Italian restaurants.

  • A selection of traditional Cambodian ingredients

    Finding value in local ingredients

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:50 | ICT

    Cambodians traditionally used hundreds of different native plants in their cooking. Today, just a few dozen are found in their kitchen.

  • The interior of Restaurant Le Royal in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied

    Phnom Penh’s most iconic restaurants

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 14:39 | ICT

    Phnom Penh has a startling variety of restaurants to choose from, with something for every taste and budget.

  • Yoshihiko Sugiura splits up an okonomiyaki, a sort of Japanese pizza-pancake hybrid, at Akane.

    Akane is filling Phnom Penh’s okonomiyaki void

    Publication date 11 January 2018 | 09:05 | ICT

    There's a new okonomiyaki joint in town, and fortunately manager Yoshihiko Sugiura was on hand yesterday to explain what exactly that means.

  • The Duck Magret, a classic French dish with a Hoisin glaze.

    At Miam, a collaboration of tastes

    Publication date 29 December 2017 | 07:35 | ICT

    At Miam, there’s more to the logo – an intertwined knife, spoon and fork – than meets the eye.

  • The Misto Sott’Olio consists of marinated grilled vegetables with ricotta and pizza-bread at the new branch of Luigi’s in Russian Market.

    New Luigi’s rolls out handmade pasta as its star

    Publication date 22 December 2017 | 08:42 | ICT

    From the creator of the much-loved Piccola Italia Da Luigi comes Luigi Ristorante, which opened in the Russian Market neighbourhood earlier this year, serving up Italian specialties with an emphasis on southern regional cuisine.

  • The Grilled Mackerel (left) and the Khmer Grilled Chicken Curry (right) at Pou Restaurant.

    ‘Countryside’ food reimagined as haute cuisine in Siem Reap

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 07:47 | ICT

    In a refurbished Khmer wooden house, tucked away behind a pagoda, and across the river from the chaos of Siem Reap’s old market and Pub Street, 28-year-old chef Mork Mengly is reinventing Cambodian cuisine – though he’s too humble t

  • The interior of Menaka, a hidden-away new lounge in Siem Reap.

    Lounge for the ages at Siem Reap’s Menaka

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 07:21 | ICT

    Between Pub Street venues serving liquor-filled buckets and cheap beers, and mobile tuk-tuk bars slinging cheap cocktails, there is no shortage of drinking options in Siem Reap – unless you’re looking for an upscale-but-hip ambience

  • Hub’s mobile bar is set up by Wat Botum pagoda.

    At Hub, mixology without pretension

    Publication date 30 November 2017 | 08:00 | ICT

    As darkness falls on the capital, the sidewalk along Wat Botum Park comes to life. Food carts line the promenade, and the sounds of chatter fill the air.

  • Junya Goto prepares an egg to top the Hamburg Steak.

    A Japanese take on a hamburger

    Publication date 23 November 2017 | 07:27 | ICT

    The Japanese take on the hamburger, essentially a patty without the bun, is what you’ll be in for at the casual bar and diner 919 Quick.