Stefan with freshly made Vietnamese Cao Lau

Recipe for Vietnamese Cao Lau

Cao Lau was our favourite Vietnamese dish. It is a noodles based dish with slowly cooked sliced pork, bean sprouts and herbs served in a rich broth and topped with deep fried wonton crackers. Cao Lau originates from the Central Vietnamese city of Hoi An. The noodles have a chewiness to them and are darker…

Sebastien with freshly made Vietnamese savoury pancakes: Banh Xeo

Recipe for Vietnamese savoury pancakes: Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo are Vietnamese pancakes, which have been deep fried and cooked with pork, shrimp and bean sprouts. They are served with a yummy sweet, fish, chilli, garlic based sauce for dipping. We took an excellent cooking class in Hoi An with the Golden Lotus Cooking school where Sebastien learnt this recipe for these finger licking…

Best traditional food of Cambodia

Best traditional food of Cambodia

Cambodian (or Khmer) food is not really well known internationally but there are some unique traditional Khmer foods we discovered whilst eating our way around the country. Dishes like Amok are unique to Cambodia and others like Beef Lok Lak are influenced from its neighbour: Vietnam. This is the best traditional food of Cambodia we tried, loved and…

10 interesting about Cambodia

10 interesting facts about Cambodia

During our 3 weeks travelling between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, the Kingdom of Cambodia and its super friendly people stole our hearts in many ways. Here’s our 10 interesting facts about Cambodia: #1  The (gay) Kingdom of Cambodia We were welcomed to the “Kingdom of Cambodia” as we touched down at Phnom Penh international airport….

Guide to gay bars of Siem Reap

Our guide to Siem Reap gay bars, Cambodia

We visited Siem Reap during the Buddhist New Year in mid April. It was crazy busy with exciting street parties every evening and everyone throwing water and talcum powder on each other (it’s their way of wishing each other good luck and a happy new year!) We also discovered a busy and growing gay scene in…

Gay Cambodia: discovering Phnom Penh gay scene

Discover Phnom Penh gay scene with local boy Aaron

In Phnom Penh we met local gay boy, Aaron, who we travelled around Cambodia with. Aaron spent his childhood living on the streets of Phnom Penh for 8 years until he managed to develop a better life for himself and his family. As well as learning about the gay scene of Phnom Penh with him,…