Jaan Bai, meaning “rice bowl” in Khmer, is a social enterprise restaurant in affiliation with Cambodian Childrens Trust (CCT), and provides skills and employment for youth in Battambang, with all profits going to the overall sustainability of CCT. The cuisine at Jaan Bai is about the simplicity of well-crafted, nourishing and wholesome recipes – as well as serving great coffee and cocktails. They use seasonal organic produce sourced from local farmers and neighbouring markets, as well as the kitchen garden at their youth centre.
CCT was founded in 2007 in response to a concern over the rise in corrupt orphanages in Cambodia. In response to this issue, CCT provides a holistic model of programs and services that enable vulnerable children in Battambang to break free from the intergenerational cycle of poverty, while promoting family preservation and reintegration.
Street 2, Battambang, Cambodia