Authentic Cambodian street food, market and restaurant evening
Cambodian cuisine is the least-understood of Asian cuisines by westerners and probably the least-tasted outside of the Kingdom of Wonder. While Thai and Vietnamese food is widely recognised, Khmer food is mostly a mystery to visitors.
Heavily influenced by locally-sourced ingredients like freshwater fish from the Tonle Sap, sugar cane and coconut, Khmer cuisine is a little less fiery than other south east Asian national cuisines. It has its share of surprises too, and the Khmer script, while beautiful, can make menus difficult to navigate!
Take a food tour like ours at the start of your visit to Cambodia, we'll arm you with the knowledge to order confidently in authentic Cambodian eateries and enjoy ingredients and dishes you might not otherwise recognise or feel brave enough to enjoy.
Our guides are passionate foodies and friendly conversationalists who will help you chat to the market vendors you meet.
An authentic, delicious and great fun evening!
- Duration Three hours
- Travel Route Psaa Chaa, Street 60, Psaa Leu, central Siem Reap
- Live Guide Experiences Tour Guide Yes
- Instant Confirmation
- No Deposit Required
- Free Cancellation Prior to 24 hours before tour start
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
Psar Chaa - or 'old market' - is often dismissed as a tourist market thanks to the rows of clothes and souvenir stalls that line the outside. However, the interior is a bustling working market frequented by Siem Reap's best chefs, and where some of the best ingredients in town can be found.
After that we head north, to Street 60. Street 60 is the sort of place few visitors discover. It's a night market for local food, outside the centre and far from the heavily-trod tourist areas. Here we'll discover deep-fried insects and frogs, authentic grilled skewers, and 'ban chav' savoury crepes.
For our last stop we head to one of our favourite restaurants. Many of the restaurants in Siem Reap are quite heavily 'westernised' and it can be difficult to know where to go for an authentic taste of life here. But the town is full of fresh, delicious and traditional Khmer eateries, like the outstanding barbecue at Sach Ang Tek Kapic or perfect Khmer country curry at Hidden Home. Join us for a visit to one of Siem Reap's hidden gems, where we'll help you navigate the menu and unfamiliar ingredients for a gastronomic experience to remember!
- Three hours
- Small Group Tour
- Shared Tours