Battambang is usually an overnight stop for travellers between Siem Reap, and the capital Phnom Penh. For the locals, however, the city is known for its distinctive cuisine offerings, one of which is the stylish training restaurant with Australian backers; Jaan Bai.
Jaan Bai is in a league of its own, not only is its aim to create jobs for underprivileged youth but it also dishes up some of the best South East Asian inspired dishes I’ve ever encountered.
A short menu featuring a number of well thought out sharing dishes makes for exciting eating, and you can rest assured its all made from local produce and ingredients you can trust.
Excerpt from ‘A Foodie’s Guide to Cambodia’ by Kate Milliken in Remix Magazine.
Jaan Bai, meaning “rice bowl” in Khmer, is a social enterprise restaurant initiative of Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) and the Feel Good Coffee Group. It provides employment for Cambodian youth, who benefit from a profit-share arrangement; 51% of profits go towards supporting CCT’s work.