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

A family of six, ancient culture and BBQ

Ms. Sophea is a young Mother who works in a popular restaurant here in Siem Reap. "I live in a rented house with my husband and 4 children. I love to cook and each night either my husband or I create something special for us all. We also like to meet new people, and we always have guests in hour hou ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stay longer: Things to do in Siem Reap

Even though Siem Reap is best known for Angkor Wat, as a tourist you can do more than just look at the temples. The city and the surrounding area have a lot to offer and we once wrote down a few things to do in Siem Reap. We want to help you stay longer in Siem Reap and see more than just the - inde ...

Cooking class with children in Cambodia

If you are traveling with children to more exotic countries like Cambodia or Laos, you will surely consider whether it is safe and interesting. We have had some families with children as guests at Dine With The Locals. The kids had a lot of fun, and our hosts were also happy. We don't just do a cook ...

What to expect when you visit Dine With The Locals

We are often asked what distinguishes our offer from the many cooking courses and food tours that are available in Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh. Dine With The Locals focuses on people. We want to bring travellers and locals together, would like to help each other to get to know and exchange ...

Kochkurs in Phnom Penh

Wenn du in die kambodschanische Hauptstadt Phnom Penh kommst, wirst du sicherlich überwältigt vom kulturellen und kulinarischen Angebot sein. Hier gibt es alles, von einer Foodtour am Abend über Straßenstände mit gebratenem Huhn bis Luxusrestaurants. Die kannst aber auch einen Kochkurs in Phnom ...

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.

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.
  •   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


      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

  •   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


      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

  •   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.


      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

  •   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


      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

  •   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


      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!

  •   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

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      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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  •   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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      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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  •   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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      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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  •   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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      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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  •   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

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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... read more

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