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Connecting travelers with locals through authentic food experience

5 reasons for homemade Khmer food

When it comes to authentic food, nearly every restaurant and street stall will claim that they are offering homemade Khmer food in Cambodia. But eben if they do their best, it’s in most cases not even close to the Cambodian food you get in the homes of the locals. Reason 1: We have enough time ...

How we ensure our hosts wellbeing

Part of our mission is to provide additional income for women and families in Cambodia by connecting them with travelers through food experiences. While this income is important, the safety and wellbeing of our hosts is even more important. We set up strict rules to ensure our hosts are safe. Train ...

Booking food experience in Cambodia

When we started Dine With The Locals, one reason was to make access to many choices of food experience in Cambodia as easy as possible. For now, travelers have to check several websites from different tour operators. Every has his own food tour, works with a certain home or family and also many have ...

Things to do in Battambang

While Battambang is the second biggest city in Cambodia, travelers still haven’t discovered it’s full potential. For a long time it was a industrial town, but the downtown area has kept it’s charme. There are many thing to do in Battambang, and some are of course related to food. Most travele ...

Khmer food and sustainable living

Not too far from Banteay Meanchay in Cambodia is a very special farm. Olivier and Darin, a french guy and his Khmer wife, build an organic farm where the serve Khmer food for Dine With The Locals, but more important trying to be as sustainable as possible. Darin and Olivier promote Khmer food a ...

Where to eat in Cambodia

Travelers in Cambodia will get tons of advise of where to eat in Siem Reap or other cities, from fine dining to street food stalls. And yes, the Cambodian cuisine is underrated, Khmer food has way more variety then just Beef Lok Lak and Fish Amok. So, where to eat in Siem Reap and other famous touri ...

Why authentic is the next big thing in travel

In their blog Entrepid Travel ( mentioned the top trends in Travel for 2018. One of those trends was “ADVENTURE TRAVEL WILL CATER TO EXPERIENCES. “ It looks like people are done with taking pictures from a cliff or making it to the base camp. A study made by the ATTA found out that “Ris ...

The Top 5 Cambodian dishes

Khmer food isn’t as well known as the Thai food is, but that doesn’t mean it is not as good as what the neighbors have to offer. Many European and American travelers like the Khmer food, because it is not so spicy and has always some sweetness. We asked around what the most popular Khmer foods a ...

Big thank to those businesses

We are now starting to distribute flyers, in Siem Reap and in Phnom Penh. To do this we are thankful for those shops, restaurants, bars and institutions who allow us to promote DINE WITH THE LOCALS. Please pay a visit to those places when in town. More coming soon. Our flyers on display in Ph ...

Our journey so far

Dine With The Locals was founded by Cambodian Sorida Nhim and German Thomas Wanhoff in 2018. It is based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We both came together for the first time in November. Thomas had the idea for a platform for a while, but was looking for a local co-founder. He also wanted a woman for t ...

What authentic experience means for us

We are passionate travelers, and what we enjoy the most is to get in contact with locals when we explore new countries and regions. Nothing tells you more about the way people live and feel than spending some time with them. These days authentic experience is a new trend in tourism, but too m ...