Lara Dunston

Lara Dunston

Cambodia based Travel & Food Writer

The Guardian, CNN, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, The Independent, Telegraph, National Geographic Traveler / Traveller, Get Lost, Wanderlust, Travel+Leisure SEA, DestinAsian, AFAR

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Khmer desserts article
Phnom Penh Post

The toothsome taste of Cambodia's sweet treats I Phnom Penh Post Weekend

A new Khmer dessert tasting menu at Kaya Cafe in Siem Reap aims to enhance the culinary experience of foodie tourists to Temple Town.

Thaiseafood article
Phnom Penh Post

Bo.lan chefs to provide a taste of Thai food I Phnom Penh Post

Chefs Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava and Dylan Jones of Bo.lan in Bangkok host a series of pop-up dinners and a cooking class in Siem Reap.

Yan ply and pat caueng article
Phnom Penh Post

Community homestays finally bear fruit at Banteay Chhmar I Phnom Penh Post Weekend

Community homestays finally bear fruit at Banteay Chhmar, three hours north of Siem Reap.

Damien evanstan boun suy and jean baptiste chevance article
Phnom Penh Post

Record-breaking aerial laser survey to reveal Kingdom's historical secrets

The second record-breaking aerial laser survey of Angkor's archaeolgoical treasures to reveal Kingdom's historical secrets, Phnom Penh Post Weekend

Article1a 2 article
Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap's 'East Bank' evolution I Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap's 'East Bank' evolution; Business owners and residents of Siem Reap’s rapidly evolving ‘East Bank’ are calling for better urban planning amid anxiety about the future of their beloved, laidback, leafy neighbourhood

Christian de boer article
Phnom Penh Post

A Not So Sharing Economy I Phnom Penh Post Weekend

Hoteliers worried by rise in peer-to-peer rentals and Airbnb's aggressive strategy in Siem Reap. A campaign by US-based accommodation rental site Airbnb to increase the number of Cambodian listings on the peer-to-peer accommodation website has sparked fierce debate in Siem Reap’s tourism community about the so-called “sharing economy”.

16 pad thai article
Phnom Penh Post

A tale of two new noodle shops, Phnom Penh Post Weekend

Two new and very different noodle shops open in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh Post Weekend

Cuisinewatdamnak article
Phnom Penh Post

Cuisine Wat Damnak Named Best Restaurant in Cambodia - Phnom Penh Post Weekend

Owner-chef Joannès Rivière's Cambodian restaurant, Cuisine Wat Damnak, in Siem Reap, was named Best Restaurant in Cambodia at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 awards in Singapore this week.

Adamrodwellanddavidstirling article
Phnom Penh Post

Kandal Village and the Birth of Cool - Phnom Penh Post Weekend

A group of enterprising business owners in Siem Reap have taken it upon themselves to brand and promote their emerging shopping, eating and drinking quarter 'Kandal Village'.

Cambodianfarmingfamilies article
Phnom Penh Post

Farmers' market a taste of Europe in Siem Reap, Post Weekend ...

Farmers' market a taste of Europe in Siem Reap, Pos...

Jaanbaiexterior article
Phnom Penh Post

Siam Cuisine Sets Sail from Siem Reap - Phnom Penh Post

An interview with Chef David Thompson of Asia's #1 restaurant Nahm Bangkok about the new luxury Aqua Mekong cruise boat, Jaan Bai restaurant, Cambodia, and Cambodian cuisine.

Elizabethbecker article
Phnom Penh Post

Taking Preservation Beyond Platitudes - Phnom Penh Post

Interview with award-winning American journalist and author of Overbooked: the Global Business of Travel and Tourism (2013), Elizabeth Becker, who began her career in Cambodia in 1972 as a war correspondent, at the UNWTO & UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture in Siem Reap in February 2015.

Annajolly article
Phnom Penh Post

Exhibition set to shock tourists out of giving to street children, Post ...

Exhibition set to shock tourists out of giving to s...

Giantpuppetproject2015 article
Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap’s ninth Giant Puppet Project Street Parade - Phnom Penh Post

In a not-so-quiet corner of the leafy grounds of Siem Reap’s Wat Damnak, young Cambodian artists and foreign volunteers are teaching children to make the rattan and bamboo skeletal frames for the enormous animal puppets for Siem Reap’s ninth Giant Puppet Project Street Parade