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Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Alongside the Cambodian curry paste called kroeung, prahok is the most distinctive ingredient in Khmer cooking. This grey, visually unappealing fermented fish ‘paste’ is used by every Khmer cook to add depth of flavour to just about every dish in their repertoire. Most visitors to Cambodia...
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Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

Sign up to win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour and receive our new monthly newsletter, along with the chance to win fabulous travel prizes throughout 2015. When we introduced the new Grantourismo design two months ago we hinted at big changes ahead for the site....
Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

How would you like to come and eat, learn and travel with us, and fall in love with Cambodia, on a culinary travel writing tour in April? We’d love you to come visit! Over a week in April 2015, in partnership with Asia-based Backyard Travel, we’re...
Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

The crowds at the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk, were massive. People from all over Cambodia had come to the city for the boat races and they all seemed to have gathered along the riverside to watch the event. The challenge was to capture...
Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

You don’t have to be religious to undertake spiritual travel and seek out transcendental experiences. Here are some ideas for travellers seeking enlightenment in Cambodia, the predominantly Buddhist country that is home to stupendous Angkor Wat. There is something uplifting about savouring the sunrise at spectacular Angkor...
A Recipe for Saraman Curry or Cari Saramann

A Recipe for Saraman Curry or Cari Saramann

The Cambodian Saraman Curry or Cari Saramann is the richest of the Khmer curries and the most complex. A cousin of both the Thai Massaman Curry and Beef Rendang of Malaysia, its time-consuming nature makes it a special occasion dish for Khmers, particularly in the...
Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival

Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival

We thought we’d share some more scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk in Khmer, which took place here in Siem Reap in Cambodia last week. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery above for more of Terence’s colourful...
Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodia has a long, rich musical heritage that spans the genres of indigenous, spiritual and folk music, but it was Cambodian rock and roll that really captivated the nation. Thanks to the Cambodian Space Project more people are listening to the sounds of Cambodia’s ‘golden...