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About Lara Dunston

A travel and food writer who has experienced over 70 countries and written for Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, Get Lost, Travel+Leisure Asia, DestinAsian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, AFAR, Four Seasons Magazine, Fah Thai, Sawasdee, and more, as well as authored some 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Footprint, Rough Guides, Thomas Cook, and AA Guides.

Cambodian Num Pang with Meatballs Recipe for the Best Summer Baguette Sandwich

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Our Cambodian num pang with meatballs recipe will make you the best summer baguette sandwich. Num pang is Cambodia’s less-famous but equally delicious cousin to Vietnam’s bánh mì. A popular Cambodian street food snack, French-style baguettes are filled with juicy fragrant pork meatballs, a quick pickle of carrot and daikon, salad, and fresh herbs. This ...

These Spicy Thai Recipes Will Keep You Cool in Summer and Warm In Winter

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These spicy Thai recipes will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Our compilation of Thai food recipes includes everything from recipes for homemade Sriracha sauce and Thailand’s famous fiery relishes to a rich khao soi gai for the Chiang Mai curry noodle chicken soup and some of Thailand’s spiciest curries. While many ...

Cambodian Climbing Wattle Frittata Recipe for Pong Moan Chien Sa’om

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This Cambodian climbing wattle frittata recipe for pong moan chien saom – or sa’om or sa-om, which is climbing wattle – makes a popular market snack that’s also cooked home. Made with duck eggs (pong tia) or chicken eggs (pong moan), it’s typically translated into English as ‘climbing wattle cake’ though it’s definitely in the ...