What we do and why we do it

About US

What we do

We have a mission: bringing a real experience to visitors in Cambodia. We were tired of boring cooking schools and tasteless meals in restaurants for tourists. We also learned from travelers, that they want a real authentic experience. And this is what we offer. Khmer families will cook a meal for you. A set menu. No special requests (although some can replace meat with tofu, but thats it). You get what they offer.

Why we do

We would like to give women an opportunity to get additional income, but also to get connected to travelers from all over the world. Many women in local households are not allowed to study or get any higher education, and that makes it difficult for them to get jobs. We can not (and don't want) to change the rules in a society, but we can give opportunities. The families create their own set menu and decide what kind of experience they can provide beside the food. Yes, its more expensive as in a restaurant, but we will also train women and families in cost calculation and financial management.

Some advise

We really want to point out that this is not a food booking, but a experience which is sometimes better described as "expect the un-expected". While we do our best to make sure you will have a great time, it's on our hosts to do their best. Sometimes a certain food is not available at the market. That's just how it works, and this is how people here experience it every day. So please, stay open, be relaxed, deal with situations as they come, be curious ... and be hungry!

FAQ

Is the food clean?
Yes, otherwise our hosts would not serve it. Veggies are washed, meat is heated well, rice is cooked. But remember, this is home cooking, not a sterile restaurant.
Do they use MSG?
Yes, and that is not a problem. MSG is a taste enhancer, and it is something the human body produces and it is in tomatoes and broccoli. If you heard otherwise, please read this article about the MSG-myth.
Can I get vegan food?
No. We serve Cambodia home food, and that is usually not vegan. There are some great local vegan restaurants in Siem Reap, just send us a message and we will get you in contact with them.
How about vegetarian?
We can replace meat with tofu, but meals can contain fish, fish sauce and eggs and milk.
Are peanuts used?
Yes, and we cannot makes sure that there are no traces in dishes left. Peanuts are an essential part of Khmer and Asian food.
How do we know where to find the host?
We will send you the GPS coordinates, a Google Maps link and a description in English as well as a phone number of our host. Your tuktuk driver can call and they will tell him/her where to go.