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A Cambodian Food Restaurant by a French Chef

By: Huykea Sun

                                                

The entrance to Cuisine Wat Damnak. The restaurant was changed from a Khmer traditional house to a restaurant. Photo by:  Phearum Sorn   

Cuisine Wat Damnak in the morning. With no guests around, there is a lot of empty space and in the kitchen, chefs prepare the ingredients for cooking. Photo by: ChanRaksmey Sor  

 

 

Cuisine Wat Damnak at night. The place feels more narrow because a lot of customers come and eat the dinner there. The waiters and the cooks are very busy because they need to cook the food faster for the customers. Photo by: Panharith Pov 

 

                                               

Joannès Rivière is the chef and the owner of Cuisine Wat Damnak. He is 39 years old. He’s from France and he has lived in Cambodia for about 15 years. Photo by: Leza Sorn   

                                                                  

The restaurant uses Khmer Ingredients such as  Khmer basils, gingers, and pandan leaves. The ingredients, some of them the chef grow by himself but some the chef bought from a seller. Photo by: Ena Im  

 

 

                                                              

This is a decoration of the restaurant. And that picture that showing the two fishes is a Khmer fish too. Photo by: ChanRaksmey Sor   

 

 

                                                                 

The chef prepares the Cambodian spring roll for the customer. Photo by: Ena Im     

 

                                                            

Customers come and eat this type of Cambodian spring roll because it’s more delicious and it looks good and clean so the customers like to eat it.  Photo by: Ena Im

 

 

                                                        

One of the desserts on the menu was made from a Banh Hoi with a Chocolate cake and cream. Banh Hoi is a type of Asian food that make from rice it’s kind of rice noodle. Photo by: Phearum Sorn 

 

 

Customers come here and eating food.  This place is very beautiful at night time because of the decoration of the restaurant like the light and a lot of customers come and eat there. Photo by: Huykea Sun

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