Cambodian eatery offers 'Pol Pot' rice porridge

Tuon Tem, 49, holds a bowl with porridge outside of his restaurant in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, on Monday. (Reuters/Stringer)

PHNOM PENH - A Cambodian food stall began on Monday serving a thin, watery rice porridge that almost everyone had to eat during the 1970s rule of the Khmer Rouge, who were responsible for one of the worst genocides of the 20th century.

A bowl of watery rice porridge is seen in a restaurant in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, on Monday. (Reuters/Stringer)

The owner of the small "Pol Pot regime porridge" shop in Siem Reap town said he wanted to offer the porridge as a reminder of the country's dark past.

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