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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito


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ghostly associations

Friday, 4 May 2007 | Views [746]

It began when I stumbled upon a dusty book at the guesthouse hidden behind piles of well worn Lonley Planets. An unreadable front cover, I inquisitively opened the brown marked, ruffled pages.  As the text opened out I felt a sudden gust of cold wind ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Jonny's Top 10 cambodian dishes

Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | Views [3302]

1. Fish Amok- you have to try the national dish served in a hand-stiched banana leaf bowl -  but beware, I have found huge variances in the standard.  A good one is thick (traditionally eaten with fingers) balanced with noticeable galangal and lemongrass.... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Prahok, Palm sugar and Phnom Penh

Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | Views [1073]

I never intended to stay longer than 5 days in Phnom Penh.  The cruel combination of choking heat, traffic fumes and a million voices saying, "My friend, Tuk Tuk - moto-bike??" were wearing my cranial Pirellis down. Even my snots were becoming ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Restaurant review - Romdeng

Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | Views [1727]

Like Jamie Olivers "Fifteen," in London, Romdeng offers street children an opportunity to acquire new skills.  Impressed by my first visit with Ian", I returned alone to examine the cooking and hang with the expats.  Maybe listen to ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

the spy who loved food

Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Views [787]

Although a British Ambassador on a covert mission to unearth cultural learnings from food; on occasion, one requires a part of Britain that made us Great. One such necessity is an English breakfast tea that Roger Moore would approve of. Tracking this ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Restaurant review - Ian and Jonny do Malis

Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | Views [1266]

Just off the Independence monument, in the heart of Phnom Penh lies a classy building of white pillars, warm teracotta coloured walls, airy spaces, water features and fig trees.  "Malis," promotes itself as contemporary Khmer food but would ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

The Deadly viper hit squad

Sunday, 29 Apr 2007 | Views [1586]

The Mission Track down a Cambodian delicacy prized for its health related benefits.  Devour the reptile cooked two ways, drink the blood mixed with wine and swallow the pulsating heart, whole. The squad   Mr C. - laddish Cambodian guide keen on ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

strapped for cash?

Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [948] | Comments [1]

Back in London I am an advocate of regular deep tissue massage. Indeed, they iron out the creases (but usually for a hefty price.) So, when I was invited for a massage in Cambodia, "cheap, cheap" I thought I was getting a bargain. I innocently ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

killing fields

Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [761]

My short stories tend to have a humorous slant. This particular story however cannot. 3 million people (my brothers and sisters of the world) were murdered in this country in a terrible genocide lasting 3 years. I visited an infamous place ... Read more >

Tags: People

A poem about Mozzies

Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 | Views [1088] | Comments [1]

Lying in my bed in Ao Nang, Southern Thailand I was plagued by a swarm of at least 4 mosquitos.  They tortured me and prevented me sleeping.  These are my thoughts between 3am and 6am. Vampyric Assasins Maybe I picked up the fans shrill whirring ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Care for mouse?

Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | Views [871]

"Rainy season in Cambodia is a good time to eat mouse," my guide explained.  The furry critters vacate their riverbank abodes in search of higher ground and are plucked from the trees for consumption.  Similarly the tarantulas grow big and ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

being Indiana Jones

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | Views [793]

Gripping tightly to the scooters metal rails we zipped through traffic towards the rickety, wooden bridge somewhere in the Cambodean jungle. Literally bouncing, my backside came clear of the seat on more than one occasion on the uneven dust-red tracks.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Gallery: Cambodian discoveries

Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

The Lost Ark is here somewhere
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