The Chocolate Shop opens in Phnom Penh

A city dweller with a sweet tooth can now travel to BKK1 to satisfy their cravings, with the arrival of resident chocolaterie, The Chocolate Shop, on Street 63. The new store is cosy and classy like the original on Street 240 — which opened in 2001 — with the same collection of white, dark, milk and marble chocolates. General manager Griet Lorre told AsiaLIFE that despite the expansion, The Chocolate Shop would remain a small, specialised operation. “It’s not in my ambition to start a chain,” she says. Lorre and a fellow chocolatier have trained several locals in the art of chocolate making, with the assistance of experts from her native Belgium.

317 Street 63, between Streets 322 and 334, Phnom Penh. Tel: 077 666 402. Open daily from 9am to 7.30pm.;