Category Archives: Cambodian
On the seventh day of the Lunar New Year, people celebrate Yan Yat… “Everyone’s Birthday”. I suppose in certain cultures, the individual’s birthday was not as important as the New Year’s date so they conventionally added one year to their age on this date.
We had tried to visit Phnom Penh back in March but found out that they were closed for renovations. Usually, “closed for renos” is Chinese restaurant code word for a pest problem so I was surprised that the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority’s food inspection website said that they were pest free when they inspected the place in the middle of March. Read the rest of this entry
The other day, we and some friends decided to have a dinner party at Phnom Penh. Did you know you can reserve large tables in advance? It’s a good idea since it always seems busy at this little Chinatown holdout. While we were dining, we noticed a table next to us that was obviously reserved. Some Chinese family boldly walked in past the crowds of patiently waiting guests, sat down, and were quickly shoo’d away by the staff when they found out the table didn’t belong to them. Read the rest of this entry
We don’t make it down to Chinatown very much anymore and it’s probably been a few years since we’ve been to Phnom Penh. It’s a little sad to see so many of the old shops and restaurants closed down in Chinatown now but I guess that’s partly to do with so many Chinese moving out of the area and the shops in Chinatown failing to adapt to the changing demographics. Read the rest of this entry