All Reviews by ANiMaLnz
Street 240, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A taste explosion at ARTillery Cafe
With a lack of organic / vegan-friendly restaurants in Phnom Penh, we went out in search of a good restaurant to get us through our week there. Luckily we didn't have to search far. With free WiFi and a cosy setting down a quiet laneway, ARTillery is the perfect place to escape the traffic and constant harassment of street vendors and tuk tuk drivers. With a seemingly endless playlist of classic blues and jazz, and regular events including the now infamous tapas and live music on Friday nights, it's also fast gaining a reputation amongst the expat community. But by far the best part of our experience at ARTillery was the food. Using her background in nutrition, the restaurant owner Emma has thoughtfully crafted the perfect menu. Each dish is well thought out and beautifully presented, with careful consideration of each of the ingredients to ensure maximum nutritional benefit. So if you find yourself craving a tasty meal without the nasty additives, make sure you pay Emma a visit at ARTillery next time your in Phnom Penh.
33 Samsen Road, Soi 1, Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand
Thai vegan cuisine at it's best
Located on a noisy thoroughfare a short distance from the tourist centre of Koh San Road, May Kaidee's has become somewhat of an institution in Bangkok. And with good reason. Upon arrival we were greeted by the warm smiles of the restaurant's friendly wait staff who were more than happy to tailor dishes to suit our taste preferences. But ordering just one from the double-sided, A3-sized menu posed a serious challenge, one that was almost certain to result in food envy! Our meals arrived in timely fashion and we were pleasantly surprised to discover that they were every bit as amazing as they looked on the menu, and tasted even better! And at around THB90 per dish were also highly affordable. Unfortunately we will have moved on by Saturday so will miss the weekly buffet, but imagine it's well worth a look. There's also a cooking school for anyone who fancies trying their hand in the kitchen. So if you're looking for a healthy and affordable dining alternative while in Bangkok, don't go past May Kaidee's!