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Fah Thai Magazine Jan-Feb 2018

HAPPENINGS CAMBODIA SIEM

HAPPENINGS CAMBODIA SIEM REAP SPOTLIGHT Meals that Make a Difference Siem Reap, like most Southeast Asian cities, is not short on delicious food. But Spoons Café, operated by the non-profit group EGBOK, is dishing out meals with a difference. The restaurant has been garnering rave reviews for its elevated Cambodian cuisine, which infuses local street food and home style dishes with western influences. But delicious meals aside, the organisers are also helping educate the Cambodian youth by providing them a training ground to help them gain hospitality experience. Everything about Spoons Café is holistic in nature, right from its structure made with sustainable bamboo to its locally sourced ingredients. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 11.30am to 10.oopm, egbokmission.org/spoons RUNNING ITS COURSE The Angkor City Night Music Run 2018 once again invites runners to go on an epic race through historic Siem Reap. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the running route this year covers the length of 5km. The path snakes its way around town, passing landmark sights and places of interest. The ‘flag off’ begins at the Hard Rock Café, with a running path that follows the ancient stream of Stung Siem Reap in town. Its waters originate from Kulen Mountain, considered a sacred spot and ancient city belonging to the 9th century – in a time before Angkor Wat. Throughout the running course, there will be various party zones set up with music and entertainment, as well as interactive stations. The event ends in Pub Street in front of the main stage, with DJs delivering their pulsating beats until 10pm. Each finisher will get a medal for their effort and proceeds from the event benefit the Children’s Hospital in Cambodia. 28 January, cambodiaamazingevents.org CAFÉ’S GREAT STORY Genevieve’s is arguably one of Siem Reap’s most popular restaurants. Located near Pub Street and the Old Market, the outlet has been dishing out highquality, Khmer/Western cuisine since 2013. The quaint yet unassuming restaurant also holds a commitment to contributing meaningfully to the lives of young people in the community. Operated by Phil Rogers, the café encourages a training programme benefitting Cambodian youth, all of whom have little or no prior knowledge or experience in hospitality. It’s still the delicious food that keeps diners coming back, especially with an eclectic menu that offers a wide array of Cambodian cuisine, as well as popular dishes. All are made, naturally, with love from local hands. Open Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 9.30am, facebook.com/GenevievesRestaurant “Getaways for kids of all ages” at Raffles Cambodia Immerse yourselves in the culture and history of the Kingdom of Wonder while taking in the heritage of Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap. Create unforgettable memories for the whole family (two, three, four, or more), enjoying Cambodia’s finest swimming pools along with our fabulous Raffles Spa and lavish Raffles Afternoon Tea - a tasty treat for all. The grown-ups can also enjoy their favourite pre-dinner cocktails in the hotels’ iconic Elephant Bars, dining in style with the uniquely offered Jacqueline Kennedy’s 1967 menu in Phnom Penh and the Royal Dynasty Recipe menu in Siem Reap. Both of our landmark addresses finding the perfect balance of then and now, while delivering a fabulous getaway experience for colleagues, couples, and families - including Christmas and New Year (with fireworks in Siem Reap) celebrations. 108 raffles.com/phnom-penh Reservations: T +855 23 981 888 E: bookus.phnompenh@raffles com raffles.com/siem-reap Reservations: T +855 63 963 888 E: bookus.siemreap@raffles.com