Siem Reap RECOMMENDATIONS See all

Food Lover's Guide to Siem Reap

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 12 Reviews | Add your review

The complex, sour, spicy and sweet flavors of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine may be the rock stars of Southeast Asian food, but the Khmer dishes slung at Siem Reap food stalls and crafted over the coals of local restaurants are certainly worth sampling.

Hungry locals rise and shine with hearty portions of bai sach shrouk. This traditional pork and rice dish blends thinly sliced pork with coconut milk, ginger, pickled cucumbers and daikon. It’s served steaming hot at nearly every street corner with a small side of savory chicken broth.

In a region that’s famous for curry, Khmer red curry is a must-try. This less-spicy cousin of Thai curry is usually served on special occasions, and it’s perfect for travelers who love the rich coconut and spices of traditional curry but without the serious kick of heat. The thick saucy stew usually includes chicken, beef or fish, and it’s served with crusty loaves of bread rather than piles of rice—a nod to the French colonial times. 

Pho lovers can tuck into piping hot bowls of nom bahn chok—popular Khmer noodles made from hand-pounded rice. Like bai sach shrouk, this dish is most often served at breakfast, but travelers to Cambodia will find street chefs whipping up bowls of this popular dish any time of day. Fresh mint leaves, crunchy bean sprouts, banana flower and spices are sprinkled across the fish-based green curry broth, giving a fresh flavor to this Khmer favorite.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Siem Reap Street Food Evening Tour, Siem Reap, null
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Siem Reap Street Food Evening Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Taste the best of Siem Reap’s street food on a 3-hour night tour! Hop on a remork-moto (a motorized rickshaw) and ride off the beaten path to explore Cambodian ...  Read more

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Cambodian Village Cooking Class, Siem Reap, Street Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Cambodian Village Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Learn the secrets of authentic Cambodian cuisine with local chefs in this half-day cooking class departing from Siem Reap. Head to a rural village for an ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
4-Hour Tonle Sap Sunset Dinner Cruise from Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cooking Classes
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

4-Hour Tonle Sap Sunset Dinner Cruise from Siem Reap

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Visit lotus fields and a crocodile and fish farm on your way to the famous Queen Tara in the floating villages. Enjoy a delicious meal, relax on the viewing ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.00
3-hour Small-Group Siem Reap Street Food Tasting Tour, Siem Reap, Dining Experiences
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

3-hour Small-Group Siem Reap Street Food Tasting Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit a local fruit market and navigate the alleyways of a bustling market. Explore the stalls and bright lights at Siem Reap’s largest local picnic spot. Hear ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Apsara Dance Performance Including Buffet Dinner and Hotel Pickup, Siem Reap, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Apsara Dance Performance Including Buffet Dinner and Hotel Pickup

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Enjoy a buffet of traditional Cambodian cuisine and take in a traditional Khmer dance show. Eat wonderful cuisine while you are entertained with this unique ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.00
Khmer Cooking Class in Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Dinner Theater
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Khmer Cooking Class in Siem Reap

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Khmer cuisine is from one of the oldest cultures in the world. Although influenced from its neighboring countries, it still retains the style, flavor and taste ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.00
Fresh Cambodian Cuisine with a Local: Market Tour and Cooking Class in Siem Reap, Siem Reap, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Fresh Cambodian Cuisine with a Local: Market Tour and Cooking Class in Siem Reap

Your host Sela will pick you up from the hotel and accompany you to the market, only a five minute walk from his home. It is a local open market where Sela ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00
Siem Reap Street Food Tour at Night, Siem Reap, Cooking Classes
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Siem Reap Street Food Tour at Night

This is a fantastic way to experience local Siem Reap food at night. Join this unique Food Tour in Siem Reap to have the opportunity biting into some tasty ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Cooking Class & Dinner at Bong Thom Homestay with tuk tuk transport, Siem Reap, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Cooking Class & Dinner at Bong Thom Homestay with tuk tuk transport

Welcome to The Bong Thom Homestay, a unique community-based tourism site which captures the essence of village life in the heartland of Cambodia. Located ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Sombai Infused Cambodian Liqueur: Workshop Visit and Liqueur Tasting, Siem Reap, Cooking Classes
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Sombai Infused Cambodian Liqueur: Workshop Visit and Liqueur Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Come discover the local liqueur of Siem Reap in a typical Khmer house. See how it is prepared in a specially designed workshop, then sits for two months in the ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $5.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message