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MalisThe Festive Hope – Portrait Sothy Keo

Siem Reap lays quiet on the morning of April 18th, the day after Khmer New Year comes to an end. The sun shines brightly on the newly constructed roads that are caked with layers of baby powder — the smokey evidence of the week-long Khmer New Year’s water fights that took hold over the city. Nestled on the riverbanks are two sister restaurants of Khéma and Malis, decorated lightly with multi-coloured stars and straw hats that represent the festive holiday. Sothy Keo runs both restaurants in Siem Reap. Ever since she was promoted to Malis’ manager in 2016 and has…

Malis10 Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day (May 8th)

Although it’s a Western holiday, Mother’s Day is becoming widely celebrated among families in Cambodia on May 8. Remember, there are all types of mothers, so looking for a good gift for Mother’s Day can feel stressful. While there are many popular ideas on what to get her, here are some ideas and places to check out in Phnom Penh. Exquisite Cambodian Cuisine You can’t go wrong with treating your Mum at Malis and charm her by the romantic place, a superb garden oasis with its lush vegetation around the fish pond. Malis is the perfect place for an unforgettable Cambodian feast in the…

BlogsGastronomy & “50 Best” list: What are the best restaurants and chefs in Asia?

The suspense is over for the culinary competition – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants – to determine the top 50 best dining establishments located in Asia. Hopefuls and Winners Although the official name of the competition is “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants”, the list was expanded last year from 51 to 100 places to reflect a greater diversity of tastes and regions. The publication of the shortlist naturally generated a wave of enthusiasm and high hopes among the candidates, all of whom were probably dreaming of making it into the top 10, or even of achieving the ultimate accolade of reaching the…

BlogsSix Places to Check Out in Siem Reap for Khmer New Year

During last year’s global lockdowns, Siem Reap took the opportunity to renovate many of its ageing small roads and lights. Last October, the city underwent a massive upgrade in the city’s infrastructure by widening main roads, updating new pipes, and reconstructing parks. Meanwhile, many people living in Cambodia have been vaccinated to 81 percent inoculation rate around by November —just in time to reopen to tourism. Siem Reap is planning a low-key event in mid-April to celebrate the Khmer New Year. Although the list of the attractions and activities have yet been to be arranged for the Siem Reap Songkran…

MalisMalis & the Goddess of Flowers

From great devotion comes great art Wandering through the halls and pathways of Angkor Wat, taking in the overwhelming magnificence and minute detail of the statues, sculptures, reliefs, and friezes of the largest religious structure on earth; close examination demonstrates that remarkably, almost every surface is treated and carved with narrative or decorative details. Angkor wat was designed and built in such a way so as to be in harmony with the universe, planned according to the rising sun and moon, symbolizing recurrent time sequences. The central axis aligns with the planets, connecting the structure to the cosmos so that…

BlogsLove is in the air!

While we acknowledge that cooking for your loved one can be a most romantic and wholesome event, we at Thalias also realise that there is a real appeal to leaving your cares behind and spending a Valentine’s Dinner catered to and pampered this February 14. Don’t worry about the overcooked steak or the wine pairing, we have that all covered for you! Discover below the delicious menus we have crafted to help you and your significant other celebrate your adoration. Spend an elegant evening with your beloved at Topaz. Intimately lit by candlelight, let our staff cater to your needs…

MalisThe wait is over and we are delighted to welcome you back to Malis

We are thrilled to inform you we are now open for dine-in services seven days a week offering breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Guests can now enjoy one of their favourite breakfasts in a cool, tranquil environment and at unbeatable value. Cambodia’s Kuy Teav, noodle soup, is famed for its rich, delicious and nourishing properties and our chefs have gone to town so they can offer you a wide range of flavours to choose from, including our signature Kuy Teav with Pork and Prawn, as well as Beef, Pork, Fish Balls, Crispy Mee with Minced Beef, and Braised Pork…

BlogsLe Réveillon de Noël

In France, the main Christmas meal is a gracious and arranged affair held on Christmas Eve. The meal is a splendid feast of the finest foods accompanied by great wines and will stretch on until after midnight. According to the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs: Many of today’s Christmas traditions originated in the Middle East and were introduced to France by the Romans. Reims was the site of the first French Christmas celebration when (in 508) Clovis and his 3,000 warriors were baptized on Christmas Day. Charlemagne received the crown from the hands of Pope Leo III on…
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