A kitchen contraption from Japan

A kitchen contraption from Japan

 

We visited the Aeon mall in “New” Phnom Penh two nights ago. Aeon is huge, gleaming, full of food courts and retail stores, those at the high end quite empty on the day we went. It boasts a cinema, ice skating rink, TV station and performance space. Aeon opened midway through 2014 and if it is the wave of the future, it looks like the wave hasn’t quite arrived. If the customers aren’t yet there to buy the expensive goods, perhaps they will be in several years.

We enjoyed the Daiso store, the Japanese answer to our dollar stores: everything there cost $1.98. (Yes, prices in Cambodia, at least in the center of Phnom Penh, are given in US dollars, and payment is taken in dollars. Change comes back in dollars with the Cambodian “riel” for small change.)

Amid a wide array of plastic ware, toys, pet supplies, I found a section of intriguing kitchen devices. One of them is pictured here. The second photo shows its intended use.

 

And its use!

And its use!

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