Banteay Meanchey and it’s great Khmer food

Meet Vorleak, our newest member of the Dine With The Locals family. Vorleak is a housewife who stays in a beautiful Khmer house in front of Chamkar Khnor pagoda in Banteay Meanchey with her family, including the grandma. Her husband is a credit officer. She can speak good English, is very good in cooking and likes meeting new people.

Vorleak is one of our hosts in Banteay Meanchey
Vorleak is one of our hosts in Banteay Meanchey

Explore the beautiful garden with lots of flowers, and learn how to make Baysei. Those ate items used for traditional Khmer traditional ceremonies and decoration. They are made from banana trees. Locals offer them to the Tevy, the angels connected to the Khmer New Year.

The Khmer food she offers in Banteay Meanchey is as delicious as it looks like.


Her grandma is a fortune teller and also a Khmer traditional nurse, who knows a lot about Khmer herbs. But you don’t have to be sick to learn more about natural ways of healing and a tradition that dates back for centuries. Even the kings of Angkor Wat used some of those old medicines.

Her menu:

  • Samlor Mchou Ktischicken soup with coconut oil, pumpkin, pineapple,
  • Chha Bonleafired of mixed vegetables with oyster oil
  • Bok Teuk kreunghe famous khmer food , made of mixed of fish, prahok, chili , lemon or tamarind and eat with different kind of fresh or steam vegetables.

More about her and the food she will prepare here: https://dinewiththelocals.com/hosts/vorleak

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