The food adventure with local families
We were recently thinking how we describe our service. The best way to do that is a brainstorming session, so we took our post its and wrote down words who came in mind related to what Dine with the locals is actually doing. The result was “The food adventure with local families”. We think this and our name really tells our story. It is not just having a meal with a local family. It is not a cooking class or a food tour. We offer a food adventure, because every host is different, every menu is different and every environment is different.
Why food adventure with local families?
Diversity and variety is what drives us. We want you as a traveler to be open and curious, without to many expectations but looking forward to a new experience. We have now 20 hosts in Cambodia and Vietnam, and every adventure is unique. Sometimes you spend a lot of time just chatting, like with Vannak Khun, a contemporary artist. Or you explore the hidden valleys in Saigon and discover Thun and his family in her house. You meet Ms. Laum, who tries to make a living form selling Khmer waffles on the side of the street or find the way through the forest to Vannariths house. You join Panha in Phnom Penh whi will take you to the village where she grew up. You buy food at a market in Stueng Treng in the northeast near the Lao border.
And you always make new friends and create memories. The food adventure with local families means you will experience a new and different environment, a new culture and new customs. At the same time it is a safe thing to do, no zipline or rock-climbing involved.Our hosts have clean homes and clean food as well, nothing to worry about.