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Fresh Flavours Wafting out of the Kitchens at Topaz

Under the leadership of Executive Chef Sopheak Pov, ably assisted by Alain “Papa” Darc, the kitchen team at Topaz has been exceptionally busy lately redesigning our entire menu from top to bottom. We’ll be keeping some of your favourites (such as Salads Niçoise and Oysters au Gratin with Champagne Cream), and we’ve simply tweaked some...

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Meet our Photographer: Nataly Lee

A genuine ray of light wherever she goes, it feels like destiny that Nataly Lee came to a profession that allows her to use the prism of her own eyes to make the world a more beautiful place for all of us. Nataly’s photography is defined by her mission to present what she sees in...

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Le Rousseau — Simple, but Divine

Two years ago, Khéma launched the first of its own range of branded artisan cheeses, Le Rousseau, a simple Fromage Frais named in honour of dairy consultant Nicolas Rousseau who spent months training our team in the ancient arts of cheesemaking. Fromage Frais, or fresh cheese, is probably one of the earliest forms of cheese...

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The best of France with Franck at Khéma

If you’ve been visiting Khéma Pasteur over the last few days, you may have noticed a fresh-faced Frenchman in chef’s whites about the place. And if you haven’t been introduced to him already, then we are very pleased to present Franck Grabowski, a pastry chef (patissier) with 25 years’ experience in creating delicious pastries, cakes, macarons,...

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The River of Sapphires

A Chef with a Vision Cambodia’s celebrated master chef, Luu Meng is looking lean and relaxed as we meet for an early morning chat, I have not seen my good friend for a little while and note that he looks perhaps a little weary. A few of his newest dishes are soon placed before me,...

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Building Cambodia’s Wine Knowledge—We’ll Drink to That

Last month, the specialists at the brand-new Monsieur Wine & Beyond in Treellion Park hosted a wine-tasting workshop guided by Robinson Marguerite. Around plates of cheese and charcuterie, the 15 guests sampled a selection of five wines (two whites and three reds) while learning their history, origins, flavour profiles and most advantageous pairings. The regular...

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Pchum Ben: a Festival of Redemption

Pchum Ben, Cambodia’s most important and impatiently awaited festival, will take place from 24 to 26 September this year. As always, all of Thalias outlets will be keeping our doors open to continue serving you. Pchum Ben, Cambodia’s most important and impatiently awaited festival, will take place from 24 to 26 September this year. As...

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Kroh Kroubey: Perfume in the Air

A few kilometers from Phnom Penh, in the province of Kandal, the village of Kroh Kroubey is best known for its jasmine farms. Every morning, a sweet, floral scent permeates Saruon’s home and field as his wife delicately threads buds of the purest white onto thin stems. This is the best time of year for...

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ASEAN Meeting Gala Dinner

It was a real honour for Thalias Hospitality to cater for the ASEAN Meeting Gala Dinner on August 4th 2022. The event was attended by more than a dozen foreign ministers including U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Japan’s Yoshimasa Hayashi, and senior diplomats of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Khéma Flatiron Ready to Rise

This August, Khéma Restaurant is proudly opening its doors in the landmark Flatiron by Meridian building to the west of Phnom Penh train station. It’s taken more than expected (thank you Covid) but on the first day of August Khéma Flatiron finally opened its doors to the general public: a brand new Khéma venue, with...

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The Art of Camembert

“Muftis and bishops should be like ripe camembert cheeses – a bit on the nose and not for the faint-hearted, but memorable!” Michael Leunig It was over half a century ago, 1966 that the then French President, General and Statesman Charles de Gaulle made his famous speech at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, in front...

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Domaine Aymard Intemporel Rouge

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Ventoux, on the south-easternmost fringes of the Rhone Valley wine region; the vineyards of Ventoux are higher and cooler than those of its more famous neighbours. The Beast Mont Ventoux; for the world’s most famous cyclists its name is legend, “The Beast of Provence”, a will-sapping, heart-breaking, soul-destroying stage...

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Khéma Croissants — Put a Smile on your Day

At GO Artisan Bakery, we pride ourselves on making a pure butter croissant that brings together all the rich, buttery silkiness, the fabulous flakiness, and rich flavour that the best croissants deliver Buttery puff pastry, lightly crisp on the outside, meltingly soft and slightly chewy on the inside with a silkiness that comes from the...

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To Bon Appétit or not to Bon Appétit

The gastronomic meal of the French is a customary social practice for celebrating important moments in the lives of individuals and groups, such as births, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, achievements and reunions. It is a festive meal bringing people together for an occasion to enjoy the art of good eating and drinking During its fifth session,...

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Kampong Speu: Palm Sugar and a Cambodian Tradition

Palm sugar has a strong bond with Cambodia and is the livelihood of farmers in Kampong Speu while showing its economic potential in the international market. Despite this significance, the issues of labor shortages and land development could lead to its disappearance. Kampong Speu is famous for many things, such as ecotourism destinations, the tallest...

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Il Mangera le Riche – Révolution and Food

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity Voltaire Fête Nationale Française, (known as Bastille Day) is France’s ‘National Day’, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, which was a major event in the French Revolution....

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