Stemming from a culture at least 3,000 years old, Khmer cuisine is one of the oldest in the world. Siem Reap’s street food is influenced by Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and French techniques to form a style and flavor profile that is uniquely Cambodian.
After hotel pickup, start your evening with a ride on a remork-moto, a common form of transportation in Siem Reap. You’ll zip through the streets, heading off the tourist trail and straight into local street food culture. Your knowledgeable guide will uncover hidden treasures and recommend local snacks, such as yellow bean cake or Khmer rice cake.
Enjoy a tasting of unique seasonal fruits grown in and around Siem Reap, like the purple kiwi-like dragon fruit, tiny (but sweet) pineapple and the stinky king of all fruit – the mighty durian! Your guide will point out the spices and other ingredients featured in local food, and explain traditional remedies used for medicine.
Continue to a popular picnic spot where food stalls get set up in the early evening and sell a multitude of interesting snacks. As you wander around with your small group, you might see Siem Reap delicacies like fried tarantulas (usually enjoyed with a cold beer) and fried crickets, which taste like potato chips – try them!
You’ll have a variety of mouthwatering dishes to choose from, including barbecued meat on skewers, Khmer fried chicken, duck eggs, green mango served with chili and salt, and deliciously sweet purple mangosteen.
Be sure to save room to try more local delicacies at a restaurant before your final stop at a dessert stall, where fruit shakes, baked pudding and fruit with sweet condensed milk will awaken your taste buds! (One bottled water, fruit shake or beer is included in your tour.)
After dinner, you’ll have the option to be transferred to your hotel or end your Siem Reap food tour at Pub Street – a convenient spot that’s perfect for exploring local bar and café life for a great night out.