Had fantastic tour with very friendly guide Khemara Kim in end June.
We visited the place where there were many tents arranged by locals and only locals were cooking food on the street. Saw lots of Siem Reap specialities and tried some of them, like snake fish. By the time we had our dinner at Phanha Khmer Restaurant, I was already full. 100 recommended
Our guide, Kim, was fantastic! We started out meeting at a street market and went right to the bug stall, LOL! Definitely lots of interesting items to try. We wandered through the market trying tons of local foods and then went on to an actual sit down dinner at a restaurant at which point I was already full! We were given a Cambodian plaid napkin/scarf as a keepsake, which was a nice touch.
One of the highlights of my time in Cambodia. The tour guide was quite informative. I got to see a side of Cambodia a normal tourist wouldn't see. I went to places where I was the only tourist in sight. It was amazing to see and taste the local cuisines. Highly recommend if you want to see a different side of Cambodia. Guide was not pushy at all, he let me try food at my own pace. If I refused he was okay with it. It also really helped that he would show me how to eat the food first. I felt so comfortable and intrigued by the whole tour.
My tour guide was a man called Khemara Kim, during the day he runs an NGO training school teaching the youth of Cambodia how to cook. Lovely man, lovely tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed the street food tour! Our guide managed to work around the wet weather and introduced us to a wide range of foods. A very enjoyable evening, well worth the money.
gerry United Kingdom
Out of the 4 street food tours we have done in 3 countries on this trip, this was equal best with Hanoi. It is everything you want a food tour to be, mainly, a large variety of food, this didn't disappoint.
Along with the exotic fruits, BBQ'd meats and other delicious delicacies, there was the more unusual eats for the adventurous.
These included dung beetle, tarantula, stuffed frog, crickets and durian this is the first time I really enjoyed it
None of this is compulsory, but its not as bad as you expect, though the tarantula abdomen tasted a tad funky.
Our tour guide was great and made the evening interesting and enjoyable, it was all washed down with a can of local beer.
Mr Chanmol was most informative and greatly helped to understand the Cambodian food and Daily lifestyle.
A bit confronting but worth the effort.
Encountered many food types not in our common western diet such as insects and innards.
Once again Hai was exceptionally good guide. This was almost the highlight of my trip, bit hard to beat Angkor Wat etc. I even tried local delicacies, my fav being Jack fruit.
Very authentic and you'll be taken to the real local markets off the tourist track
Excellent tour. It was everything I hoped for. Our tour guide M spoke excellent English, was engaging, and knowledgeable. I'm so glad we did this tour and heartily recommend it. Personally I tried everything, including crickets, silk worms, and a water beetle. But even if you don't have an adventurous palate, there's still plenty of delicious fruits to try as well.
Absolutely fabulous way to meet the locals. Our guide Lot was delightful showing us all the best spots in town. A great introduction to life in Siem Reap.
The tour was amazing! Excellent guide who showed us the local markets which are completely different from the tourist markets and also took us to a local family owned restaurant who cooked us an amazing meal which was included in the package. Highly recommend this for everyone...
Great trip! Although I might never get used to going by tuk tuk!
Great intro to the foods, fruits and general area. The guide took us to a night market and even paid for us to throw darts at balloons to win a prize. Food was good and we got a great tour of the area.
Kerry W Australia
Did this tour on our first night in Siem Reap and what a great way to start.
Well worth the effort doing the tour even though we still couldn't bring ourselves to try a couple
of things (crickets for one) but tried other things we've never tried before and a lot of fruit too
Our tour guide was great which helps if you have a great night or not and the street markets we ended up at you wouldn't know it was there Thanks heaps for a great experience
My daughter and I had our own guide so it was very special. We enjoyed seeing where the locals shop and socialize. We got to try some new foods (including crickets) and we joined a street party where we were the only "tourists". Our guide then took us to one of his favourite Khmer restaurants and we had a lovely time with him over dinner. I highly recommend this tour to see another side of Cambodian life.
The tour guide was fantastic. He bought various items for us to taste and always listened to our preferences. He explained a lot about the local culture. We did this on our first night in Siem Reap so it was an excellent introduction to the area. We also had a lot of fun as part of the walk took us through a local fair ground. There were lots of rides and sideshow games. We played a game of shooting at ducks and won prizes (local beer which we really enjoyed).
This was super fun and outside the tourist area. I was the only tourist at the street fair. Lots of crazy things to eat and fun with a good tour guide. I felt like I was in an Anthony Bourdain episode. Fun times! P.S. Don't eat before hand. You will have plenty to eat at the street food area and then you get a dinner in the end. Great way to support local non-tourist business.
Great guide and nice experience checking out the local cuisine. We thought the tour including some cooking but apparently it didn't and that was a disappointment.
Liked the tour but maybe I would prefer to do it during the day.
We were the only Westerers in the market. However the Cambodians are just so full of hospitality we didn't notice until later. Certainly different to getting a meal at Pub Street and good fun and well as a broadening of the mind. It should be compulsory.
Really cool. We tasted all kinds of strange exotic foods. Odd fruits that I have never seen or tried. Also for the daring they had deep fried crickets and roasted snakes. Totally worth it.
A very good tour that gave us an insight into the smells and tastes of Cambodian food markets where we saw how the locals purchased their fruits, vegetables, and meats for home consumption.
Then it was off to experience some of the unusual things that are cooked and consumed here -- crickets, silkworms, cockles, and other delicacies; one interesting item was the egg whose contents were removed through a small hole in the end, scrambled with various herbs and spices, then put back in the shell to be cooked slowly over a charcoal fire. Skewers of chicken parts and stuffed frogs, all of which had been roasted over an open fire, were tried and found quite tasty by all four of us.
Then off to a restaurant for an authentic Cambodian meal, which was a bit of a disappointment for us, because we had all experienced Asian stir-fry at home in Washington, Chicago, Toronto, and Kuala Lumpur.
Getting around by tuk-tuk was another experience not to be missed; although the evening traffic seemed a bit chaotic at times, everyone on the road seemed to know his/her place in the scheme of things, and there were no mishaps.
Our guide, who asked us to call him "Wan", through all of this was very knowledgeable, explaining the different foods, answering any questions we had, and making sure we didn't try something that might have upset our insides. His sense of humour added to our enjoyment of the evening.
It was fun and informative, I even tried a baby cricket. I do recommend highly. Two markets both different, and then to dinner which was good food, bring your own loo paper for the loo though, but don't forget to use the basket
It's an experience! I've yet to savor as the insects are not my idea of cuisine. The desserts, fruits and even frog legs are delicious,
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