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Fah Thai Magazine March/April 2018 - Infight Magazine of Bangkok Airways

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HAPPENINGS CAMBODIA

HAPPENINGS CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH / SIEM REAP SPOTLIGHT Pedalling for Charity Cycling remains one of the best ways to truly soak in the sights and sounds of Cambodia. Each year, the CamNam Noble Challenge affords that opportunity to cycling enthusiasts via an epic 10-day trek through Cambodia and Vietnam. Despite the arduous and challenging journey, the event is for a good cause as it helps raise money for charity. The cycling adventure takes participants from the iconic temple complex of Angkor Wat to Phnom Penh before the final leg to Ho Chi Minh. The itinerary, which covers over 400km, will take participants through some of Southeast Asia’s most stunning landscapes. The CamNam Noble Challenge officially ends at the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation’s flagship project, the Center of Social Assistance for Disadvantaged Children. The money raised from this event will be channelled towards the charity, for the betterment of these young deserving children. 21-30 March, cncf.org/camnam SPOTLIGHT A Cause for Fine Dining With its strong European influences, Cambodian cuisine possesses a natural fusion of both European as well as traditional Khmer cooking techniques. Black Bambu, however, has taken this concept up a few notches by presenting fine gourmet food and cocktails in Phnom Penh at affordable prices. Run by the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF), Black Bambu offers both big plates as well as small plates, with dishes inspired by cuisines from across the globe. This includes European and Asian-inspired tapas, tacos and pizzas, which are perfect for sharing as well as mains such as Crispy Snapper, Chilli Crab Linguini and Prawn & Cashew Nut Curry. BUGS ALIVE Adventurous eaters who want to experience more than just Khmer cuisine may want to pay a visit to Bugs Café in Siem Reap. But be forewarned, dining here isn’t for those with weak stomachs, as the specials here are of the insect variety. Bugs Café holds bragging rights to being the first ever Insect Tapas restaurant in Cambodia. Each dish boasts a fusion of both French and Khmer cooking methods, and made with locally-sourced insects. Opened from 5pm daily, the outlet allows diners to tuck into items such as Spring Rolls stuffed with Ants, Tarantula Donuts, Pan-Fried Scorpions and Savoury Cupcakes topped with crickets and silkworms. Bugs Café also carries a noninsect menu for its guests. 351 Angkor Night Market St., Krong Siem Reap, +855 17 764 560, bugs-cafe.e-monsite.com CAKES FOR A GOOD CAUSE Blossom Training Centre & Café in Siem Reap has carved itself a reputation for its beautifully designed cakes and confectionaries. But the sweet and delectable sweet treats are just one aspect of this elegant café. Established in 2013 by Bloom Asia, the F&B outlet helps assist and tutor Cambodian women in vocational training. Managed by Matthew and Melissa Stock, Blossom Training Centre & Café primarily educates, equips and empowers young Cambodian women. The students at Bloom Asia are trained on-site in a VET-accredited hospitality course before they are employed in the social enterprise café and cake business, where they continue to receive ongoing training, education, mentorship and support. Transforming communities aside, the café is also well worth a visit for its impressive array of cakes and pastries, as well as creative coffee and teas. 6 Mondul, 1 Svay Dangkum, Central Market, Siem Reap, +855 17 800 301, blossomcakes.org Housed in a beautiful setting, the outlet also supports the CCF’s mission of transforming children into tomorrow’s leaders. Proceeds of the restaurant’s profits go towards funding this initiative. Black Bambu opens for lunch and dinner daily, except Mondays from 10.30am to 3.30pm and dinner from 5.30pm to 11pm. 28, Street 228 (corner of Street 55), Phnom Penh, +023 966 895, black-bambu.com 110