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Food Lover's Guide to Siem Reap

By Viator, April 2018

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While not as well known as Thai or Vietnamese food, the Khmer cuisine slung at Siem Reap food stalls and crafted over the coals of local restaurants is certainly worth sampling after that visit to Angkor Wat. These are some must-try dishes and must-have foodie experiences.
 
Must-Try Dishes
Hungry locals rise and shine with hearty portions of bai sach chrouk, a traditional pork and rice dish with thinly sliced pork with coconut milk, ginger, pickled cucumbers, and daikon, 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 perfect for travelers who love the rich coconut and spices without the serious kick of heat. Pho lovers can tuck into piping hot bowls of nom bahn chok—popular Khmer noodles made from hand-pounded rice and typically served at breakfast. Seafood lovers will appreciate amok fish, a Khmer dish served in a thick yellow curry sauce. Gastronomic adventurers can challenge their palates with chili-fried insects, a street food specialty, or stir-fried red tree ants with beef and basil.
 
Must-Do Experiences
  • Sample the best street food eats on an evening food tour of Siem Reap’s night markets by remork-moto (a motorized tuk tuk).
  • Learn to prepare authentic Cambodian cuisine alongside local chefs in a rural Cambodian village.
  • Explore the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake at sunset on a romantic evening dinner cruise.
  • Tuck into a Cambodian buffet dinner while watching a traditional Apsara dance performance.
  • Get a taste of Sombai, Cambodia’s local liqueur, with a guided tasting and infusion workshop.

Tours & Tickets

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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
Siem Reap Street Food Evening Tour, Siem Reap, Cooking Classes
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Siem Reap Street Food Evening Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 59 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
4-Hour Tonle Sap Sunset Dinner Cruise from Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Street Food Tours
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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 Private Street Food Tasting Tour including Dinner, Siem Reap, Dining Experiences
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3-Hour Private Street Food Tasting Tour including Dinner

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 $19.00
Apsara Dance Performance Including Buffet Dinner and Hotel Pickup, Siem Reap, Food Tours
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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
Cambodian Cooking Class in the Siem Reap Countryside, Siem Reap, Dinner Theater
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Cambodian Cooking Class in the Siem Reap Countryside

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit the countryside outside Siem Reap for a hands-on Khmer cooking class and a chance to witness rural life in Cambodia. You'll tour a local village and ...  Read more

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

From USD $52.00
Siem Reap Street Food Tour at Night, Siem Reap, Cooking Classes
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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
Sombai Cocktail Class Liqueur Tasting with Shopping in Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Food Tours
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Sombai Cocktail Class Liqueur Tasting with Shopping in Siem Reap

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Come discover Sombai, the local liqueur of Siem Reap in 2 typical Khmer houses. One has been changed into a trendy bar in town where you will learn how to make ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Champey Cooking Class, Discover, Cook & Eat the most famous Khmer Dishes, Siem Reap, Food Tours
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Champey Cooking Class, Discover, Cook & Eat the most famous Khmer Dishes

Enjoy hands on interactive Cooking Class in Siem Reap, at the well-known Champey Cooking Class. Fun and interactive you will starts your journey by a welcome ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.50
Siem Reap Cook in a Tuk Tuk (Cooking Class), Siem Reap, Cooking Classes
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Siem Reap Cook in a Tuk Tuk (Cooking Class)

Cook in a tuk tuk is Cooking Classe offer a wide variety of traditional Cambodian dishes to choose from. Each class features three food items and includes an ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.00

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