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Cambodia & French cuisine: Khéma traditionnal onion soup

As an avid cook, I’m always on the lookout for new dishes to try and share with friends and family. One of my absolute favourites is the famous onion soup, a classic French dish that is loved the world over for its comforting flavour and unique taste. It is part of the menu at the...

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The onion soup, apparently a good choice for a kid

Restaurant & Topaz: What about the children?

It’s a problem that sometimes arises: what to choose from the menu of our favourite restaurant when we’re accompanied by our children.  Either they nibble on our plates, or they are reluctant to eat food that is different in presentation and flavour. Either they wouldn’t dare to eat or do so without really appreciating it,...

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Moringa soup at Malis restaurant

Health & Food: Fill up on vitamins with moringa soup from the Malis restaurant

Moringa is a real ‘super food’, renowned for its many powers to revive and strengthen the body’s natural defences.  One of Malis’s flagship dishes, the delicate but delicious and nutritious Moringa Soup is prepared with pumpkin consommé and leaves from the Moringa tree to create a light and healthy vegetarian starter packed with protein, minerals,...

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Cambodia – Topaz Restaurants

      A symbol of French culinary brilliance ” While Topaz proudly embodies the sophistication of French gastronomy, its heart beats with the warmth of Cambodian hospitality ” For nearly 30 years, Topaz has been a symbol of French culinary brilliance in Phnom Penh’s lively core. Its journey, deeply rooted in tradition yet always...

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Discovering the Art of Omakase and French Tasting Menus

As a restaurateur deeply passionate about the culinary arts, I’ve always been fascinated by the nuances that different cultures bring to the dining table. Recently, I found myself reflecting on two distinct yet surprisingly similar dining experiences: the Japanese omakase and the French tasting menu, or “menu dégustation.” Both of these offer a journey through...

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The Case for a Convention Center

Enhancing Phnom Penh’s Economic Landscape: The Case for a Convention Center

By Arnaud Darc Cambodia has seen robust economic growth and significant poverty reduction since the since the beginning of 2010. However, the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily slowed this progress. Despite the challenges, Cambodia managed to reduce its poverty rate significantly and saw a consumption growth among the poorest 40% of households. To sustain and enhance this...

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The Resilient Bounce Back- Analyzing Cambodia’s Tourism Recovery (2019-2024)

The Resilient Bounce Back: Analyzing Cambodia’s Tourism Recovery (2019-2024)

By Arnaud Darc The COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted global tourism, and Cambodia was no exception. However, the data from 2019 to 2023 highlights a significant recovery trend, especially in air arrivals. This analysis underscores the resilience of Cambodia’s tourism sector and provides insights into the recovery process and ongoing challenges. Introduction Did you know that...

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A Taste of Tradition: Kuy Teav Khor Kor at Malis Phnom Penh

There’s something profoundly comforting about a bowl of Kuy Teav Khor Kor, especially when enjoyed in the serene ambiance of Malis Phnom Penh. Nestled in the heart of the city, Malis offers a culinary journey that feels like a warm embrace from a beloved old friend. Today, I want to share a personal favorite: the...

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LifeStyle & Phnom Penh: TheCommune, brand new haven of serenity and greenery in Toul Kork district

Ideally located in the fast-growing Toul Kork district of Phnom Penh, TheCommune is a mixed-use development featuring shops, restaurants, offices and residential properties. Built around a vast central courtyard surrounded by giant trees, The Commune offers a unique concept based on a contemporary design that is also environmentally friendly. TheCommune at Toul Kork   Meaning “soil...

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Seyha HAK, the passionate sommelier from Topaz TheCommune

The sommelier’s corner with Seyha HAK from Topaz TheCommune

Seyha HAK, 37, sommelier at Topaz TheCommune, has been with the Thalias group since 2006. After completing his secondary education, he started at Restaurant Malis in Phnom Penh as a steward, before moving on to become a barman and bar supervisor.   In 2013, he began to learn the secrets of wine and in 2014, he...

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Famous and traditional Khmer Prahok Ktis

Malis & Recipe : Famous and traditional Khmer Prahok Ktis

This incredible dish is made with Cambodian fermented fish, kroeng, minced pork, pea eggplant, chili and coconut milk. It’s a true signature Malis dish, served fresh with crispy vegetable and rice crackers. This Malis recipe is truly unique and we highly recommend trying it in our beautiful venue! However, if you’re the kind of person...

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