A New Culinary Center Opens Outside Phnom Penh

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A new gastronomic complex, unique in Southeast Asia, will open outside of Phnom Penh in December 2022. Two old wooden buildings from the 1930s from Battambang and Siem Reap have been deconstructed, reconstructed, and re-purposed facing each other across a natural pool within lush gardens near the Mekong. Siem Reap House has three luxurious guestrooms for overnight stays. Parties of 2 to 25 can order a delectable five-course meal coupled with tropical cocktails at Battambang House, which is adorned with Cambodian antiquities.

An ensemble hung above the water performs traditional Khmer music. There are plenty of workshop, culinary class, team building, and meeting rooms beneath the houses. Chef Nak’s five-course meal at this stunning new facility has already been named one of the 14 best dining experiences in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine. In addition to entertaining overnight visitors and five-course dinners, Chef Nak offers half-day cooking workshops that include shopping at the local open-air market and eating the dishes that guests assist in preparing.

In addition to entertaining overnight visitors and five-course dinners, Chef Nak offers half-day cooking workshops that include shopping at the local open-air market and eating the dishes that guests help prepare. Chef Nak intends to hold recurring gatherings of chefs and others interested in the preservation and development of Cambodian traditional food in the future. Chef Nak’s love of Cambodian food and devotion to its preservation, development, and global promotion began as a child, when she inherited her mother’s cooking skills.

As a young adult, she went to work at Cambodian Living Arts in Phnom Penh and discovered that during the Pol Pot massacre, which killed one-third of all Cambodians, up to 90% of the country’s artists perished. Chef Nak recognized that Cambodia’s traditional culinary arts were in grave risk of extinction in her nation, where many traditions are passed down orally from generation to generation. As a result, Chef Nak established a firm in 2017 devoted to collecting, maintaining, creating, and marketing traditional Khmer cuisine.

source prnewswire

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