Buy Khmer

Border dispute is prompting some Cambodians to rethink their consumer preferences

By Chan Boramey, Economics Today

When tensions broke out between Cambodia and Thailand over ancient temples along the border, food and drink shop keeper Ros Vo never expected it would be a boon for Cambodian-made products.

“I’m really surprised how many of my customers ask for Mee Yeung instant noodles,” Ros Vo told Eco-nomics Today. Mee Yeung noodles are produced by Men Sarun Company at the first wholly Cambodian-owned noodle factory to operate in the country. The company began producing packaged noodles late in June in Kandal province.