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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. You can see how food in Cambodia and Vietnamese food is made and cook with locals or just watch, and you will have lunch or dinner with the local family after. Also learn about skills like silk weaving, organic farming, 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.

Featured Hosts

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

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 ...

Sareth: Explore a mushroom farm and great Khmer food

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 ...

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 m ...

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 ...

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 f ...

Recent Blog Posts

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

Street food in Cambodia – all you need to know

The small street food dishes you can buy at street stalls in Bangkok have made street food world famous. In Cambodia, too, there are small stalls in every town, most of which produce one or two dishes. Some also have a whole buffet to choose from. [caption id="attachment_1739" align="alignleft" w ...

What is the Cambodian cake Orn Som?

Every year during the Pchum Ben holidays members of the family will get up early in the morning and start making Orn Som. It is popular Khmer snack, usually made for special occasions, but also found at local markets. It contains sticky rice, yellow beans and pork, wrapped in a banana leaf. How to ...

When you visit a local market in Cambodia

Have you ever visited a market in Cambodia?  Each village has such a small market, which is definitely worth a visit.  In the cities there are big markets like the Central Market in Phnom Penh and the Psa Leu in Siem Reap.  But the individual districts also have markets. The most famous market in ...

Pchum Ben in Cambodia: The ceremonies

Every year Cambodia celebrates the Pchum Ben day. Many call it the ancestors day, because the main activity is to offer food to the ghosts of the dead relatives. Officially the festival is 14 days long, but most families leave it with the last three of four days. In Phnom Penh it is common now to ju ...

TripAdvisor Reviews

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  •   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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      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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  •   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

      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

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  •   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

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      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