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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.

Featured Hosts

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

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 ...

Phanny: Recipes from ancient times

Phanny and her family live in the northern part of Phnom Penh, where it’s less crowded, yet not far from the town. She herself does not speak English, but her husband is fluent in English and French. Ms. Phanny was a vice president of one lower secondary school in Phnom Penh (formerly Kandal provi ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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Read the latest news from our Facebook page, where we keep you up to date about our new hosts, amazing experiences an great food. Of course we would like to invite you to Like our page. This way you will never miss the latest information, our special offers and events and new countries. We are updat ...

What to do in Cambodia: 5 secrets

Of course, if you are going to Cambodia you will want to see the famous temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. You will also visit the capital, Phnom Penh, and see the Royal Palace. But there are still many unknown places to discover. We tell you what you to do in Cambodia. 1. Look at architecture in ...

How to eat with locals in Cambodia

If you're coming home to a Cambodian family for the first time and want to eat with locals, you'll probably wonder about the customs. Eating with locals also means knowing how to behave correctly and not commit a faux pas. We have a little guidebook on what you can do in a Cambodian house and what n ...

Wat Damnak: pagoda, library and popular spot

One of the major temples in Siem Reap is the Wat Damnak pagoda. It is located on the left bank of the river, just to the right of the roundabout. The main entrance is also from this side, but there is also an opposite entrance. Wat Damnak is also often called the district, many restaurants and shops ...

Water festival in Cambodia (Bon Om Touk)

The Royal water festival in Cambodia celebrates the end of the rainy season in Cambodia. It is one of the most important festivals in Cambodia and probably the biggest one. Every year millions of people celebrate the festival in Phnom Penh, while in Siem Reap it is a bit quieter. With the end of the ...

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 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
  •   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

    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

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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

      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

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    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