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Our hosts are families from different cities in Cambodia and Vietnam. They are single mothers, house wifes, farmers, artists, workers. Have a look at the great food adventures they can offer you.

Ms. Thourn: The tailor who loves recycling

Ms. Thoun voleak is 28 years old, a lady who come from Kampong Kleang village. She works as a tailor at the market. She started to learn sewing clothes when she left her village with the owner of wedding dress shop in Siem Reap province.  She likes to recycle things and lives without plastic bag, s ...

Ms. Chanlon and a garden full of surprises

Ms Chanlon is a 71 year old mother who was born and raised in Battambang. During the Khmer Rouge period she had to leave the city with her six children and stay at the countryside. When the nightmare was over, she was able to return to the land she inherited from her grandmother. There, she build a ...

Ms. Kanika: Regional food of Cambodias north-east

Ms. Kanika grew up in the north-eatern town of Stueng Treng, not far from the border with Laos. She runs a restaurant together with her German husband. While some guests are tourists, she mostly serves locals with her food from the north-east of Cambodia. As our guest you will be able to enter the k ...

The most authentic Khmer food with Ms. Laum

Ms. Laum lives in the heart of Siem Reap and is a single mother. She is 51 years old and has to raise her only son since her husband left her when the boy was young. Since then, she works hard to make a living. She learned cooking by watching the preparations for weddings when she was a child and ha ...

When the grandmother cooked for the Cambodian royals

Soth Seima was born in a Royal's cook family. Her grandmother was a chef for the former Cambodian king in the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Recently, Ms. Seima works as a staff in a private company in Phnom Penh. But she really enjoys cooking as it is literally in her blood, and she is keeping the tra ...

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: A meal in 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 ...

Naysim: Silk farm and Beef Lok Lak

Naysim and her family own a silk producing and weaving business as well as a fruit farm. You will take a tuk tuk and the ferry to come here from downtown its about 30 minutes, but it's a beautiful scenery on the way. If you want, take your bicycle with you and explore the surroundings. Best time for ...

Read what our guests say

We want to create unforgettable memories and delicious food experiences. Over 100 guests visited our families already. Read what some of them have to say!

  •   We visited wonderful family. Very interesting experience. We cooked together and eat! Also they have small crocodile farm. Fresh and good products. Home meal. I highly recommend to have this... read more

    Orfelia405232
    2/15/2020

      If you want to cook a typical Khmer meal in a typical khmer family, it's the best place to go. Ms Laum and Mealea were so nice!! Ms Laum lives... read more

    sebseb1993
    1/07/2020
  •   Had a great time with this sweet family. The father came to pick us up in our hotel and took us to his house which is in a very calm... read more

    808ileniam
    1/04/2020

      Had a great time with this sweet family. The father came to pick us up in our hotel and took us to his house which is in a very calm... read more

    Trippin i
    1/04/2020
  •   We had the pleasure of meeting the Nith family today. We had a wonderful experience. The family are lovely and welcome you into their home with open arms.... read more

    V6878AVfredw
    11/27/2019

      I was honoured to be Ms. Hong Ginlai’s first guest as she is a new comer to ‘Come Dine with the Locals’ She has a huge smile and is a... read more

    jodieb826
    10/18/2019
  •   Your friendly host really reaffirm the friendliness of the Cambodian culture. And I wish your host all the best for her future endeavors wherever it takes it.

    Johndies
    10/18/2019

      I love and enjoy the food :). The authenticity of this experience helps contribute to the iconic definition of what it means to visit Cambodia. I suggest to spare... read more

    PHAMGUYEN
    10/18/2019
  •   I love and enjoy the food :). The authenticity of this experience helps contribute to the iconic definition of what it means to visit Cambodia. I suggest to spare... read more

    SophanaSam
    10/18/2019

      Earlier this year a friend introduced us to the concept of Dine with the Locals. We booked a lunch experience through the website - the whole booking process was easy... read more

    533arnek
    9/04/2019
  •   Earlier this year a friend introduced us to the concept of Dine with the Locals. We booked a lunch experience through the website - the whole booking process was easy... read more

    533arnek
    9/04/2019

      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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    5/02/2019

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 ...

DIY Cambodian street food

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 ...

Organic gardening

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 large garden in Battambang. Later you can help her prepare the Khmer food with the organic vegetables from Battambang. Organic farming and ...

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 old ...

Recent Blog Posts

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

Beyond the cooking class in Siem Reap

When I was traveling through South East Asia 15 years ago, local food always was my main focus. Since many journeys were half leisure and half business, we mostly stayed in hotels. We had at least dinner there. but here and then we escaped and tried the local food next door. And sometimes we got inv ...

Street food in Siem Reap you should not miss

Everyone is talking about street food in Siem Reap, but only few actually know where to get the best dishes. As food lovers our team went out for dinner to our favorite places in Siem Reap, and some of them are not on the usual bucket list for tourists. The riverside stalls in Siem Reap [caption ...

The five best bars in Siem Reap 2020

In Siem Reap, cocktails are served on every street corner. Since the beer was reduced to 50 cents a few years ago, cocktail prices went down as well. But the venue operators could only do that because they used cheap spirits. Those who drink a Pina Colada for 2 dollars hardly get a good rum in it. A ...

5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020

You don't have to walk around in Siem Reap for long to discover a small coffee stand on a street corner. Locals in Cambodia have discovered their love for coffee and many have opened their own coffee shops. Due to the Covid pandemic many cafes and restaurants have had to close, but a new one has ope ...

10 false tourist assumptions about Cambodia

When you travel to Cambodia, you will certainly look for information in travel guides and on the website of the Foreign Office. What diseases are there, how to behave, what is allowed and what not. But many assumptions about Cambodia are outdated today and therefore we want to help you to get a real ...

How It Works

Exclusive and truly authentic food experiences in Siem Reap, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Food in Cambodia and Vietnam

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

Khmer and Vietnamese food experience

Every hosts will prepare three dishes for you or with you, that’s up to you. You can just watch how food in Cambodia and Vietnamese food is made or learn how to make it yourself. and of course enjoy the meal together with the family. Also learn about their skills like silk weaving, organic gardening, knife making and modern Khmer art.

Support local families

Our hosts are our family. Our mission is to provide additional income to Khmer and Vietnamese women and 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. You can help those families directly with your booking.