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A Cambodian Refugee Cooks From Memory at Nyum Bai

Since opening the restaurant in Oakland, Calif., in February, Nite Yun has followed Khmer cooking traditions that war and genocide nearly wiped out.

Disease, disgust and dollars: Growing demand for dog meat in Cambodia

The dog meat trade is on the rise in Cambodia with more restaurants serving a growing demand for the controversial food. Despite progress in halting the industry in other parts of Asia, activists in Phnom Penh are puzzled by the phenomenon.

‘I really think that Cambodian food deserves a place in the world’

Scouring the countryside for traditional recipes on the verge of fading from living memory, chef Rotanak Ros is striving to put Cambodian cuisine on the world map through cooking classes, quick and easy recipes, and luxury-dining nights at her riverside terrace.

Filipino cuisine conquers Cambodia’s leading culinary school

Filipino cuisine took center stage at the Academy of Culinary Arts of Cambodia (ACAC) with a live cooking demonstration on preparing beef adobo in coconut milk, chicken binakol soup and palitaw.

Cambodia destroys over 100 tons of inferior, chemical-contained food products

Cambodian authorities on Thursday destroyed more than 100 tons of inferior, illegal, and chemical-contained food products, which were seized late last year, officials said.

Anthony Bourdain Really, Really Hated Henry Kissinger

The late chef and television host Anthony Bourdain traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, including in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, where his shows repeatedly highlighted the legacy of the Vietnam War.

North Korea Is Running Restaurants in Cambodia Despite Sanctions

Three North Korean restaurants are operating in Cambodia’s capital in apparent violation of United Nations sanctions that took effect earlier this year.

A culinary adventure in Cambodia

From tarantulas to red tree ants, the cuisine of Cambodia throws up some wild options

Farmers Encouraged to Use State Food Safety Screening Lab

A recent decree stated that the new control measures were intended to protect public health and promote better export-quality goods.

Tarantulas, fire ants and other bugs go from street food to gourmet dishes in...

Old men fry tarantulas in chili oil. People snack on crispy grasshoppers like they would a bag of Cheetos. Buckets of crickets, grasshoppers and giant water bugs lay next to yams, cilantro and curry leaves in the intimidating culinary scene of Cambodia’s markets.

Healing Cambodia’s painful past through food

Nite Yun was born in a refugee camp in Thailand after her parents fled the genocide in Cambodia in the 1970s. Shortly afterwards, the family emigrated to California. Now she is bringing a Cambodian history and flavours to the US with her new restaurant Nyum Bai. She tells Emily Thomas how her food business has helped bring her closer to her family and unlock painful memories of the past.

Cambodia’s fine dining evolution

If Las Vegas can become a world culinary capital, why not Siem Reap? The western Cambodia city, its bright lights and big hotels fed by an overflow of visitors to the ancient city of Angkor, now caters in somewhat slapdash fashion to an international potpourri of imported tastes and flavors.

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Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

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