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Our hosts are families from different cities in Cambodia and Vietnam. They are single mothers, housewifes, farmers, artists, workers. Have a look at the great food adventures they can offer you.

Cooking in the rice fields of Siem Reap with Ms. Sokvy

Ms. Sokvy is a mother of two boys living and wife, living at the outskirts of Siem Reap. Her house is located close to the rice fields, she and her neighbors grow vegetables in their garden. Ms. Sokvy is a full time house wife with years of experience in preparing Khmer traditional food. Her husband ...

The most authentic Khmer food with Ms. Laum

Ms. Laum lives in the heart of Siem Reap and is a single mother. She is 51 years old and has to raise her only son since her husband left her when the boy was young. Since then, she works hard to make a living. She learned cooking by watching the preparations for weddings when she was a child and ha ...

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 ...

Ms. Thourn: The tailor who loves recycling

Ms. Thoun Voleak is 28 years old, a lady who come from Kampong Kleang village. She works as a tailor at the market. She started to learn sewing clothes when she left her village with the owner of wedding dress shop in Siem Reap province.  She likes to recycle things and lives without plastic bag, s ...

Naysim: Silk farm and Beef Lok Lak

Naysim and her family own a silk producing and weaving business as well as a fruit farm. You will take a tuk tuk and the ferry to come here from downtown its about 30 minutes, but it's a beautiful scenery on the way. If you want, take your bicycle with you and explore the surroundings. Best time for ...

Ms. Kanika: Regional food of Cambodias north-east

Ms. Kanika grew up in the north-eastern town of Stueng Treng, not far from the border with Laos. She runs a restaurant together with her German husband. While some guests are tourists, she mostly serves locals with her food from the north-east of Cambodia. As our guest you will be able to enter the ...

Ms. Chanlon and a garden full of surprises

Ms Chanlon is a 71 year old mother who was born and raised in Battambang. During the Khmer Rouge period she had to leave the city with her six children and stay at the countryside. When the nightmare was over, she was able to return to the land she inherited from her grandmother. There, she build a ...

When the grandmother cooked for the Cambodian royals

Soth Seima was born in a Royal's cook family. Her grandmother was a chef for the former Cambodian king in the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Recently, Ms. Seima works as a staff in a private company in Phnom Penh. But she really enjoys cooking as it is literally in her blood, and she is keeping the tra ...

Recent Blog Posts

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

We are back: Enjoy food adventures with locals families in Cambodia

We had rough two years, but now we are back. Dine With The Locals will continue to connect travelers with local families in Cambodia (and in two cities in Vietnam) and provide great food adventures. We are finishing our process to update our lists of host and started to onboard new hosts.  [capt ...

Enjoy Cambodian food and Khmer hospitality

Slowly Cambodia is getting tourists again, we say an increase in requests compared to last your and got actual bookings.Dine With The Locals is operating again, but we had to make a few adjustments. Due to the challenges of the last two years and costs we had, as well as increased tax and food costs ...

An update for 2022: Dine With The Locals and food experiences in Siem Reap

Cambodia has finally re-opened its borders to international tourism. You do not need a PCR anymore nor get tested at the airport. However, prof of vaccination is still required. At Dine With The Locals we had a hard time during Covid-19. So far, no one of us or the hosts got seriously sick, although ...

Cambodian crispy rice with pork floss

Rice is something like the staple food in Cambodia. It is served at every meal. Most people eat regular cooked rice, but there are also variations, for example in delicious desserts. Another specialty is pot-fried Cambodian crispy rice with pork floss. Pork floss is soft, dried meat fibers from the ...

Read what our guests say

We want to create unforgettable memories and delicious food experiences. Over 100 guests visited our families already. Read what some of them have to say!

  • star rating  We visited wonderful family. Very interesting experience. We cooked together and eat! Also they have small crocodile farm. Fresh and good products. Home meal. I highly recommend to have this... read more

    Orfelia405232
    02/15/2020

    star rating  If you want to cook a typical Khmer meal in a typical khmer family, it's the best place to go. Ms Laum and Mealea were so nice!! Ms Laum lives... read more

    sebseb1993
    01/07/2020
  • star rating  Had a great time with this sweet family. The father came to pick us up in our hotel and took us to his house which is in a very calm... read more

    808ileniam
    01/04/2020

    star rating  Had a great time with this sweet family. The father came to pick us up in our hotel and took us to his house which is in a very calm... read more

    Trippin i
    01/04/2020
  • star rating  If you want to cook a typical Khmer meal in a typical khmer family, it's the best place to go. Ms Laum and Mealea were so nice!! Ms Laum lives... read more

    sebseb08
    01/01/2020

    star rating  Had a great time with this sweet family. The father came to pick us up in our hotel and took us to his house which is in a very calm... read more

    Ilenia
    01/01/2020
  • star rating  We had the pleasure of meeting the Nith family today.

    We had a wonderful experience. The family are lovely and welcome you into their home with open arms.... read more

    V6878AVfredw
    11/28/2019

    star rating  We had the pleasure of meeting the Nith family today. We had a wonderful experience. The family are lovely and welcome you into their home with open arms.... read more

    V6878AVfredw
    11/27/2019
  • star rating  We had the pleasure of meeting the Nith family today. We had a wonderful experience. The family are lovely and welcome you into their home with open arms.... read more

    Fred W
    11/01/2019

    star rating  I was honoured to be Ms. Hong Ginlai’s first guest as she is a new comer to ‘Come Dine with the Locals’
    She has a huge smile and is a... read more

    jodieb826
    10/19/2019
  • star rating  I was honoured to be Ms. Hong Ginlai’s first guest as she is a new comer to ‘Come Dine with the Locals’ She has a huge smile and is a... read more

    jodieb826
    10/18/2019

    star rating  Your friendly host really reaffirm the friendliness of the Cambodian culture. And I wish your host all the best for her future endeavors wherever it takes it.

    Johndies
    10/18/2019
  • star rating  I love and enjoy the food :). The authenticity of this experience helps contribute to the iconic definition of what it means to visit Cambodia. I suggest to spare... read more

    PHAMGUYEN
    10/18/2019

    star rating  I love and enjoy the food :). The authenticity of this experience helps contribute to the iconic definition of what it means to visit Cambodia. I suggest to spare... read more

    SophanaSam
    10/18/2019
  • star rating  I was honoured to be Ms. Hong Ginlai’s first guest as she is a new comer to ‘Come Dine with the Locals’ She has a huge smile and is a... read more

    Jodie B
    10/01/2019

    star rating  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

    533arnek
    09/04/2019
  • star rating  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

    533arnek
    09/04/2019

    star rating  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!

    VeriHa05
    08/17/2019
  • star rating  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

    Maud M
    07/05/2019

    star rating  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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    05/22/2019

Unique Experiences

We are not just about food adventures, but promote Khmer culture. Learn about Khmer cooking, fishing, gardening, 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 ...

DIY Cambodian street food

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 ...

Organic gardening

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 large garden in Battambang. Later you can help her prepare the Khmer food with the organic vegetables from Battambang. Organic farming and ...

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 ...

How It Works

Exclusive and truly authentic food experiences in Siem Reap, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Authentic food in Cambodia

We offer local food experiences in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Stung Treng and Battambang, . Experience more than a cooking class with Cambodian families, eat with locals in their home and have a lot of fun. Create unforgettable memories about your holidays.

Khmer food and family experience

Every hosts will prepare three dishes for you or with you, that’s up to you. You can just watch how food in Cambodia is made or learn how to make it yourself. and of course enjoy the meal together with the family. Also learn about their skills like silk weaving, organic gardening, fishing and local traditions.

Support local families

Our hosts are our family. Our mission is to provide additional income to Khmer 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. You can help those families directly with your booking.