Cambodia: Siem Reap Food by Night
On this night-time food tour, we’ll hop on local transport and travel away from the tourist trail to sample authentic Siem Reap snacks, desserts, and Khmer cuisine staples. Delicious, authentic, and something you don’t want to miss.
- 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 insights from our local guide on Cambodian favourites, including fried cricket, red ant, and spider
- Savour the flavours of Siem Reap snacks, dinner, and dessert
- Interact with the locals in areas which see few other foreign visitors
It’s time for an epic local food adventure. Your authentic Siem Reap evening starts off with a ride on a moto-remork, an articulated moto-rickshaw that’s commonly seen on Siem Reap’s streets. We’ll zip you through the streets, off the tourist trail and straight into local street heaven.
Your food-loving local guide will uncover hidden local street food treasures and beloved recommendations of local snacks, such as yellow bean cake or Khmer rice cake. Our food mission continues with a tasting of seasonal fruits that are grown in and around Siem Reap, like the purple kiwi fruit-like dragon fruit, mango, tiny (but sweet!) pineapple, and the stinky king of all fruit – the mighty durian! You’ll also see the spices and other ingredients featured in local food, and hear about the traditional remedies and medicine.
Next, we’ll hit up a local picnic spot where stalls are set up in the early evening selling a multitude of interesting snacks. As we wander around, you might see fried tarantulas, which are usually enjoyed with a cold beer; fried crickets, which taste like potato chips; barbecued meat on skewers; Khmer Fried Chicken; green mango served with chili and salt; ducks eggs; barbecued corn; and deliciously sweet purple mangosteen.
Hopefully you still have room for even more amazing Cambodian food, because our next stop is a local restaurant to sample some tasty local delicacies, before finishing at a dessert stall where fruit shakes, fruit with sweeten condensed milk and baked puddings are the specialty.
After dinner, you’ll have the option to return to your hotel or end our Siem Reap food tour at Pub Street – a convenient spot that’s perfect for exploring local bar and café life. Alternatively, our local guide will be happy to provide some less touristy recommendations for a great night out.
Departure date: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun .
No trip departure from 11 Apr 2014 to 17 Apr 2014; from 12 Apr 2015 to 17 Apr 2015
- Duration:2.5 - 3 hours
- Pickup location:
Lobby of centrally located hotels.
- Pickup Time: 5.00 PM-5.30 PM
- Drop off location:
Centrally located hotels.
Local, English speaking guide, transportation via moto-remork, Khmer snacks and dinner, bottle of water or fruit shake or beer.
Additional food and drinks above those inclusions listed above, optional sightseeing after the end of the tour, gratuities for guide and drivers.
- Additional information:
Vegetarians can be catered for. Please inform when confirming to Siem Reap UA and when meeting your local guide if you have any allergies or you do not eat certain food.
For most of the year it is hot in Siem Reap. There will be opportunities to purchase water, and you can also bring a supply with you. Please keep hydrated. During the rainy season you should bring an umbrella or light rain jacket. Plastic ponchos are also readily available for a small sum in local shops and markets.
- Dress standard:
Dress respectfully for visiting in the local community. Trousers/skirt or knee length shorts and shirt/t-shirt that covers your shoulders are appropriate. Comfortable shoes or sandals suitable for walking are also recommended.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively – please bring a photocopy of the child’s passport for confirmation of age. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English