Cambodia Snapshots: Mao in the House

Spotted Chairman Mao at bubble tea shop – Koi Cambodia. Where? Their branch in Mao Tse Tung Blvd.

Cambodia Snapshots

That wall decal is quite cool, noh?

Koi Cambodia is massively popular with the younger set here. My daughter loves it, I’m starting to wonder if there is some potion in there. It tastes quite good though.

This is an entry to Our World Tuesday meme.

2 Comments

  1. Lynne Barker

    February 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I am taking a Cambodian Culture Class in Lowell, MA and I’m trying to research the significance of the Lotus Flower. I cn’t seem to find anything. Can you give me some history or on this?

    1. lui-in-penh

      February 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      @Lynne, I’m not sure I’m the best person to ask. I think a Khmer would be able to provide more answers. BUT I do know that Lotus flower figure prominently in Khmer culture and lifestyle. It’s everywhere. For one, I think its because of the nature of the country. I mean there are lots of ponds, and a lot of Cambodia gets submerged during rainy season, hence the abundance of lotuses. They use it in their daily life, as food, as decor, as offering for ancestors, even the leaves are used to wrap their staple nom banh chouk (thin rice noodles). Lotus flowers also figure prominently on their architecture. Even design elements in Angkor Wat is said to be inspired by the lotus.

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