27 Wednesday Nov 2013

Thanksgiving in Phnom Penh

This year, thanksgiving falls on Thursday November 28th, a weekday. Organizing a group dinner would have been cumbersome. We had decided to host the dinner on Saturday prior to the actual date instead.

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Finding a turkey in Phnom Penh wasn’t too difficult. Stores like Lucky, Bayon supermarkets carried brands like Butterball and Honeysuckle. We purchased a 13 lb turkey for a group of 12. Lucky supermarket also carried Stovetop stuffings but not cranberry (no frozen nor canned ones), so we had to improvise.

Thanksgiving wasn’t not so hyped up to be here in Phnom Penh as oppose to Christmas, which many restaurants, shops and hotels are more susceptible to celebrating it.  Only a handful of restaurants and hotels would serve Thanksgiving meal.  Digby’s, Hagar, Vespa, Sofitel are some of the fews that served Thanksgiving meal.  You could order a thanksgiving meal (including turkey, ham, stuffings and more) from Digby’s and Hagar.

22 Thursday Nov 2012

Thanksgiving in Phnom Penh

 

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

Today is Thanksgiving, a classic American holiday intended commemorate the first dinner that the pilgrims and Native Americans had together when the pilgrims first arrived to America.  Today, many American celebrate by coming together and having a Thanksgiving dinner and thinking about what they are thankful for.  So how can you enjoy in this tradition while living in Phnom Penh?

Well there are 2 options:

  • Make your own Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Go out to eat.

If you were to make your own dinner, you need recipes and supplies. http://www.allrecipes.com has a great selection of Thanksgiving recipes that you can follow.  You can print off the recipe and shopping list to get all of your supplies.  To get all of your supplies, Lucky Supermarket off of Samdach Preah Sihanouk Boulevard has all of it from turkeys to box stuffing.

For the clumsy chefs out there, there are a few places in Phnom Penh that will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Hager Restaurant and Catering, No. 44, Street 310, BKK1, Phone Number: (855) 010 333 095 / 010 333 014
  • La Couple in Sofitel Hotel, 26 Old August Site , Sothearos Boulevard , Sangkat Tonle Bassac, 6pm to 10pm, 34.28$/pax

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!