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We offer local food experiences in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and more. Experience more than a cooking class with Cambodian families, eat with locals in their home and have a lot of fun. Create unforgettable memories about your holidays.

Khmer food experience

Every hosts will prepare three dishes for you. You can see how food in Cambodia is made and cook with 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.

Make Khmer street food in the morning

Ms. Hong Ginlai is a women in her 40s and the proud owner of a street food restaurant in siem Reap. Previously she worked in a restaurant with her mother, from her she learned cooking. She is passionate about food, and that why she offers up to 15 dishes during the day. Every morning she goes to the ...

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.

The Khmer dessert from the tree

Num pleae-ay, fake fruit cake, (នំផ្លែអាយ) is a sweet and yummy Khmer dessert consisting of a piece of palm sugar, wrapped in a layer of sticky rice flour. Before eating, you have to top it up with shredded coconut flesh to make it even more tasty. Desserts are an important p ...

Hungry ghost festival in Cambodia – Chinese version

Not only in business and food, also in tradition you can see how many families in Cambodia have Chinese roots. There will be celebrations for Chinese New year, but also today, August 15th., is an important day. Families in Cambodia get up early morning to prepare all the offerings and make specials ...

Rain season and floods in Cambodia: Is it safe to travel now?

Media, government agencies and tourists are reporting heavy rain and floods in Cambodia. August is always a month with heavy storms since it is rain season in Cambodia, but this year the amount of rain is more concerning. While the north of Cambodia desperately waits for some rain, the south is drow ...

Food in Cambodia: All you need to know

The first time I came to Cambodia was 2004. I was a tourist, had no clue about the country and the culture. The first thing I did  after leaving the airport in Phnom Penh was to go straight downtown and look for a local restaurant. One of those with red or blue plastic chairs and metals tables. I o ...

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.
  •   Thank you Vannak for this spontaneous and warming welcome! It was a pleasent evening with delicious food and an interesting insight in the traditional-modern way of live in Phnom Penh!

    VeriHa05
    8/17/2019

      2 friends and I tried the cooking and weaving experience in Areyksat (Phnom Penh) last Sunday and we loved it! Thank you to our hosts who have been so kind... read more

    Maud M
    7/05/2019

      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... read more

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    5/22/2019
  •   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... read more

    thumb SaYou123
    5/21/2019

      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... read more

    thumb Saksky
    5/21/2019

      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... read more

    thumb Kimtanjeguk
    5/21/2019
  •   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,... read more

    thumb YoungwookH1
    5/03/2019

      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... read more

    thumb kooooyn
    5/03/2019

      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... read more

    thumb redtiny
    5/02/2019
  •   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... read more

    thumb Maria V
    3/29/2019

      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... read more

    thumb mahop12
    3/12/2019

      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,... read more

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    2/10/2019
  •   Decided to try this experience, and it was worth the doing. We were not sure what to expect but we experienced Siem Reap from the local point of view and... read more

    Valentine K
    1/24/2019

      Decided to try this experience, and it was worth the doing. We were not sure what to expect but we experienced Siem Reap from the local point of view and... read more

    Valentine K
    1/24/2019

      A met a friend of a friend in Seim Reap, Cambodia who mentioned a new way of meeting local people.Its simply called Dining with Locals.So I througy why not, after... read more

    Fidel M
    1/12/2019
  •   Myself and my friend went for lunch with Vannarith - what a great afternoon. We were hosted by Vannarith and her family, a little way out of town which felt... read more

    andrew_nick123
    1/03/2019