The Cambodian culinary experience can be a fun, exotic, and incredibly unique, especially with local knowledge. Eat as the locals do, sampling local delicacies at local markets, street food stalls, and hidden restaurants. These carefully selected venues is a comfortable way of experiencing ‘street-eats’ with a local expert!
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Next, explore the streets around Psar Chas (Old Market), which are lined with various stalls selling pancakes, fruit shakes, fried bananas, waffles, coconut rice cakes, and various fried rice and noodle dishes. Sit down anywhere and enjoy anything at leisure! Make sure to stop at one of the many fresh fruit stalls to try a range of exotic local fruit, including dragon fruit, longans, mangoes, mangosteens, snake fruit, and the pungent but very tasty durian!
Then, head over to the Sombai rice wine workshop to sample a selection of spirits made from fermented rice. Taste the unusual concoctions infused with local fruits and herbs, accompanied by local snacks. This is a great break of the culinary adventure!
Continue the culinary adventure around Wat Damnak, where a handful of smoke-filled corrugated-iron roofed shacks and fancier open-sided eateries serve one of Siem Reap’s most popular street food snacks, sach ko ang jakak (beef skewers marinated in palm sugar, soy, and kroeung (a paste of lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, kaffir lime, garlic), and then barbecued over coals on a traditional clay grill). There are other meats available too like BBQ frog, eel, chicken, or fish.
End the evening at one of the family-run dessert stalls near Wat Polanka. Combining a myriad textures, from silky glutinous surfaces and crunchy shaved ice to smooth medicinal jellies and creamy coconut milk, and flavours that are exotic to foreign palates, from yellow bean to durian, Khmer desserts are an acquired taste for many visitors. This stop will mark the end of the tour. Be driven safely back to the hotel, or dropped off at anywhere in the city center of Siem Reap.
Note: There is also a “Child Friendly” version of this experience that begins and ends earlier and does not include a visit to the Sombai alcohol workshop. This food tour is not vegetarian friendly.
Our services include:
-English speaking local guide.
– Tours and transfers as mentioned by private tuk tuk
– Local food tasting
– Beverages (local beer and soft drinks) throughout the night
Our services do not include:
-Any personal expenses
-Personal travel insurance
– Tips for guides & driver
– Any other items not mentioned
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