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December 18, 2003
Hippy Pizza in Siem Reap
"From all the people I've talked to," said Claudia, "everyone here is stoned all the time."
Eugene friends, take note and start packing.
In my hippy-haven home of Eugene, there's this awesome pizzeria called Pizza Research Institute. We always joke about going there for "hippy pizza" or, as a friend of my old boss Sean called it, "Asparagus and DOPE pizza." PRI's zza is great stuff, but you get a certain, well, buzz after eating it that makes you wonder if it really was oregano in the shaker jar.
Now, in Cambodia pot is illegal, just as it is in India, Thailand, the U.S., etc. According to our LP, while sooner or later the marijuana laws might start being enforced more strictly, the law is generally ignored and pot is everywhere. Some traditional Khmer (not the murdering bastards from the 70s, that's the Khmer Rouge; Khmer itself refers to Cambodian culture) dishes even call for pot as an ingredient.
Which has me wondering about all the pizza joints here.
Kristin, the manager at Earthwalkers guesthouse, gave us a very informative tourist pamphlet for Siem Reap that has a great list of restaurants and taverns. Just about all the pizzerias have names that are something hippyish or maybe drug-allusioned; perhaps Eugene expats have already landed here, forming the cornerstoned of Siem Reap pizza culture?
You tell me:
Posted by Ant on December 18, 2003 01:51 AM