Our hotel for the next 3 days. Happy birthday to me! Thank you morrison_polkinghorne for making it all happen khonkaen.
We won!!! Christmas came early this year with our award for best boutique hotel in Cambodia. Thanks to @sovrin_kh magazine for recognising our small 3-room colonial lodgings in the hinterlands of Northwest Cambodia. And a very special acknowledgement to our Khmer staff, without whom this prize would never have been possible. All this achieved after […]
Baked Cream Eggs: breakfast special today at my Bangkok hotel. It took me back to Elsa Maxwell’s cookbook reminiscences of entertaining glitterati and royalty in the pre 60s decades. It was all white-food as in the color, not ethnicity. Today’s recipes are so brown-food while modernist is too disparate, akin to wrangling wayward on a […]
Floating lotus floral art at our Phnom Penh hotel
Fluro fish in lobby of my disgusting PP hotel. Minuscule rooms, unkempt, but great location on the quai
Lotus flowers @jayahouseriverpark What a spectacular hotel.
Impressive luncheon at Paul Dubrule hotellery school, Siem Reap. Salmon roulade w/ mousseline filling, orange Bavarian/bavarois
Noodle Breakfast at the new Viroth’s Hotel. Still soft opening with more rooms yet to be finished, this place oozes retro style! (Just one block from old Viroth’s which will now be rebranded Viroth’s Villa.)
We’d been hearing great things about Shwe Sa Bwe chef training school in Rangoon/Yangon. Founded by Francois Stoupan after stints with Red Cross in Congo and Georgia, he and wife sold their Paris digs to set up this converted 50s villa in the city’s northern suburbs. This spot is a delight, with outdoor seating during […]
We also visited brand-new Frangipani hotel in Phnom Penh, and its popular rooftop bar. Only 6 weeks old. We’ll be lodging here on our next Cambodian tour, to coincide with Pandaw excursion dates.