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The best hidden food secrets of Cambodia in 2022

Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples have been the center of an vast empire for hundreds of years. We do know who ruled the Khmer Kingdom, but we know little about the daily life of average people. For example the food secrets of Cambodia. The only clues we can get are from the carvings at the tem ...

Rainy season in Cambodia: Best time to travel in 2022

Asia is well known for its hot weather, beaches and lush landscapes. A common misconception is the rainy season: We call it the green season here, because Southeast-Asia will look much more beautiful.    [caption id="attachment_2765" align="alignnone" width="300"] The rainy season in Cambo ...

Cambodian krama – a great fabric since 2000 years

I if you ever been to Cambodia you must probably have seen people wearing a krama scarf with a very simple or sometimes very complicated pattern. On the countryside people are wearing it around the neck or even on the head. When you go to a wedding or any other official occasion, you will see people ...

The 5 best Khmer soups (Samlor) you must try

Khmer soups (samlor or samlar) are an important part of Cambodian food. There are different reasons: They can be made fast, only one pot and one fireplace is needed, and you can throw in whatever is available. We listed for you the 5 best samlor we think Cambodian cuisine has to offer. There are, ho ...

The 5 best Khmer restaurants in Siem Reap 2022

While we still think that Dine With The Locals provides you the best experience regarding Khmer food, we understand that going out is also important while visiting Siem Reap. Therefore we checked who is still there after Covid-19 and who are the best 5 Khmer Restaurants in Siem Reap. We did an exten ...

Frogs in Cambodia: Not just great street food

When you live a bit outside downtown, you will hear the sounds of frogs in the evening after the rain. and you will see some men with a headlight and a stick: They are hunting. The lights usually keeps frogs to freeze and the hunters pick them up and put them in a bucket.  Frogs in Cambodia are a d ...

How to make Kreung, the best Khmer spice paste in 2022

It is one of the most important ingredients in Cambodian cuisine, used in stir fried dishes as well as soups or when meat is marinated. If you want to know how to make Kreung we can assure you: it’s quite easy and you should get all ingredients in supermarkets, asia markets or even in your garden. ...

5 best ways to get around in Siem Reap

Arriving in Siem Reap is breathtaking: Coming by plane you will see the vast area of the Tonle Sap lake and may get a glimpse of Angkor Wat. Traveling by bus, you will enjoy the countryside. But then comes the challenge how to get around in Siem Reap. The good news is: You have a lot of choices.UPDA ...

How to make the best Khmer Curry (Samlor curry)

When we talk about food in Asia, Khmer curry (Samlor curry) as well as Thai and Indian curry is one of the first dishes that comes into our minds. The Khmer empire ruled once over large parts of what is today south-east Asia. As you can still see at the ancient site of Angkor Wat (which was built as ...

The best Cambodian sweet and sour soup in 2022

Since I was young, I liked the taste of sour food, from pickles to fruits and dishes. When I felt not well,  I'd like to eat sour dishes – they made me somehow feel stronger and awake. The Cambodian sweet and sour soup (in Khmer called Samlor machu trey) is special, since it also contains chili. ...

Kochkurs in Battambang – Erlebnis im Osten Kambodschas

Viel Reisende wissen nicht, dass Battambang die zweitgrößte Stadt in Kambodscha ist. Sie hat etwa 120.000 Einwohner und kulturell einiges zu bieten. Die Innenstadt hat noch koloniale Spuren. Ein Kochkurs in Battambang bietet sich in den zahlreichen traditionellen Häusern an. Unser Host Mony b ...

Kochkurs in Siem Reap: Lernen Sie Familien kennen

Die Kultur eines Landes kann man durch Sehenswürdigkeiten wie Angkor Wat in Kambodscha, vor allem aber durch Traditionen kennenlernen. Ein Kochkurs in Siem Reap gibt nicht nur Einblicke in die Landesküche, sondern auch in die Geschichte eines Volkes. Oder wussten Sie, dass das berühmte kambodscha ...