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We offer local food experiences in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and more. Explore cooking with locals and the difference between Cambodian street food and homemade Khmer food.

Khmer food experience

Every hosts will prepare three Khmer dishes for you. You can cook with the locals or just watch, and you will have lunch or dinner with the Khmer family after. Also learn about skills like silk weaving, organic farming and modern Khmer art.

Support Khmer families

Our hosts are our family. Our mission is to provide additional income to Khmer families and connect them to the tourism industry. We also help our hosts with basic trainings in personal finance and hospitality and food hygiene, if needed.

Featured Hosts

Our hosts are from different cities in Cambodia, offering the whole range of Cambodian food.

Sarin Tuoch and Kosal: Khmer food in an ancient house

Sarin Tuoch and his wife Kosal live in a traditional Khmer wooden house along the Sangker river. They grow many kind of fruits herbs and vegetable around the house. Come a bit earlier and watch (or help) cooking the meal and learn about how its done. ...

Vannarith: Enjoy the Angkor forest

Ms. Vannarith and her family live in a small Khmer house, surrounded by trees in Siem Reap. It is part of the Angkor forest and on the way to the famous temples (NO ANGKOR TICKET NEEDED). The family also has a small chicken farm in the back yard as well as a beautiful garden. While the husband is wo ...

Sareth: Explore a mushroom farm and a secret

Sareth and her family live near the Siem Reap river in the south part of the town, where it's less crowded. She is an English teacher, but the family also grows mushrooms and bananas on the premises.The family also have another business: Breeding crocodiles. But there are no animals harmed, only the ...

Yem Panha: Organic farm and vegetables

Yem Panha runs her own organic farm near Battambang (15 min drive), and is passionate about food and healthy lifestyle. She is working hard and supports her family with the vegetables she is growing and selling, but she also gets help from some members of her family. Here you can eat with locals in ...

Unique Experiences

We are not just about food, but promote Khmer culture. Learn about Khmer cooking, Apsara dance, organic farming, silk production and the daily life.

Modern Khmer art

You may know the art of the ancient Khmer artists, but we get you in touch with Vannak Khun, a modern Khmer artist in Phnom Penh. He will show you his sculptures, paintings and photos. You will also cook with him yummy Khmer food. Vannak’s art is sometimes stationary, sometimes a performance and s ...

Organic farm

The concept of organic farming in Cambodia is still new. But our host Panha believes in healthy food and a sustainable production. She will take you around her farm in Battambang. Later you can help her prepare the Khmer food with the organic vegetables from Battambang. Organic farming has become ...

Silk weaving

Have you ever seen a silk farm? Our host Naysim on the outskirts of Phnom Penh has her own silk farm. You can learn how silk is made and even can try weaving and spinning. Afterwards you can help her cooking famous Cambodian dishes like Beef Lok Lak. Cambodia’s tradition of silk dates back to o ...

Mushroom farm

Learn how mushrooms are made in Siem Reap. The province is famous for its farms, and many hosts like Sarat's family has a small farm in the backyard. You can go inside and experience the change of climate and the typical smell of fresh mushrooms. The way the oyster mushrooms are grown in mushroom ...

Recent Blog Posts

We love to share our stories about food in Cambodia, cooking with locals and our food tour in Cambodia.

More Khmer food and experiences

It took us about a month of hard work with our friends at Angkor Design, but finally we are here: Our new website about popular Khmer food, great hosts and Cambodian culture is online. What's new? We will focus more on the experience guests can get when visit a host. Dine With The Locals gives tr ...

Video: Cook with locals in Siem Reap

We sent a video team to our host Sareth to film some guest. Both Asian and Western guests enjoyed to cook with locals and the meal with the Khmer family afterwards as well as the chat and talk.     ...

Experience local life in Cambodia

One of the most recent trends in the travel industry are authentic experiences. While overtourism let travelers reconsider to go to the hotspots in a country, they may change to lesser known, but more individual destinations like experience local life in Cambodia when you visit families. The travelm ...

The largest food tour in Cambodia: 4 cities, 6 places

Dinner with a Cambodian artist as part of the largest food tour in Cambodia Dine With The Locals, Cambodias biggest network for food experiences in local homes, introduces the Largest Food Tour Cambodia. Tourists traveling in Cambodia will get 6 authentic food experiences in 4 different cities ...

TripAdvisor Reviews

We love to hear from our guests, and our hosts are happy to read the reviews too. See what others say about us.
  •   We were able to eat lunch with an amazing group of women who grow, harvest, and weave silk. Not only did we get to see the process but we were able to try our hand at weaving!! Then we got to help make lunch and...More

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      The locals I ate with cooked really nice Cambodian food, I talked to them for about where I should visit in Cambodia next, they were very insightful and knowledgeable in helping us out. They definitely added an unforgettable experience to our visit in Cambodia.

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      It was one of the best experience I have ever had in my life. With $20, I get a cooking class, a full meal and an interesting conversation with the locals. We arrive a bit early because we was just so eager to find out...More

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  •   It was amazing, the unique experience of having the opportunity to dine with local and listen to their life sorry is just surreal. Definitely recommend and I’ll make sure I’ll be back.

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      When i found their website, i found the concept is very interesting, and it was a way exceed my expectation. The hosts i met were very kind, funny, friendly, and good english speakers, made my evening so special. Of course they were great cook, too....More

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      Had a wonderful experience with great meals and great people. You can get to know Cambodian culture and try out authentic cuisine at the same time. Highly recommended for travelers who want a unique experience in Seam Reap.

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  •   It was a great experience to have a diner with Cambodian family in kind of traditional house. Food was so amazing and people were so kind and nice! I highly recommend!!

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      Highly recommend for travellers who want to get in touch with local people, get to know their way of live and try authentic Khmer food. We had a great evening with delicious food & company.

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      A must for every Cambodian traveler who wants to get to know the country and its people. Far away from the crowded tourist areas, you can get a little closer to the Cambodian people and get to know their authentic cuisine. That was the highlight...More

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  •   Is there a better way to get into contact with locals and learn more about the cambodian culture and khmer specialties? Defnitely not! This was not just a cooking class, i got also much information about the country and the people living here. This is...More

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