- Krong Siem Reap
- Available in: English
About the guru Nguon
People call me Lux. (Lux Soap) My family name is Ngoun Sominea, I am generally a Professional local Tour Guide and the founder of Around Cambodia Travel. I have been arranging tours since 2007, as I came originally from Phnom Pehn, the Capital city since 2003. According to my 10 years working as a tour guide and tour organizer, I have found that doing this job is fun! ... More »
People call me Lux. (Lux Soap) My family name is Ngoun Sominea, I am generally a Professional local Tour Guide and the founder of Around Cambodia Travel. I have been arranging tours since 2007, as I came originally from Phnom Pehn, the Capital city since 2003. According to my 10 years working as a tour guide and tour organizer, I have found that doing this job is fun! Apart from that I like to share my local history, culture, tradition, religions. Being a tour guide is not an easy job, but what make me curious about this job is to provide good service and to have good personality for being responsible, as well as taking care of the tourists. In other words, I am doing my best to offer what Cambodia has to satisfy traveler needs. Lots of people ask me why I call my self the best professional local Tour guide? There is a lot to answer for this! I never say I don't know to any questions, and if I get stuck i will make one up!!!! (Just Kidding) :)
About the tour
If you are food and adventure lovers, and want to eat with locals this is the right page. We welcome everyone to our home for delicious, local authentic, Khmer or Cambodian Dishes prepared and cooking by my mom. We believe the best way to get to know the culture is by sharing our local food.
Welcome to my beautiful Siem Reap city and my home. Here is in detail what we are going to do for this visit:
I will pick you up at the hotel lobby to start, and we will go first to one of the local markets close to my home to see how locals sale daily their fresh products and meat, and you could learn a lot about this local market and take some great photos of the daily way of life here.
After the market I will take you to see another local evening market with food stalls in the street, where you get to see how locals hang out (this is not a touristic area). The market is on the main street, and it operates daily from 2pm to 10pm, which means that if the next day you come before 2PM, there won't be anything but a main road.
We will walk around this market and get to try some interesting dishes.... Cambodian fried insects (for the more adventurous) or any street food, before taking you to my home as my mom and wife can prepare a proper dinner for you. There will be 5 of our best selected Khmer foods including starter and desert.
My mom have been cooking for the last 40+ years and cooking is her passion, she loves when she can share our food culture to the world. She learned how to cook from her Mom and ever since, she has always cooked really delicious food for me and my brother.
We want to share her cooking secrets with you, and also that you can experience the local way of cooking. This is a private home dinner and we require a minimum of two people.We will make you feel like home, and bring back some local khmer recipes.
**Notes: It is optional if you want to have the local home dinner experience. The charge 15 USD for this home dinner per person**
If you don't like to do it, I understand it, so I will be happy to offer you the Free Walking Tour as normal.
There will be 5 main Dishes:
Cambodian Prawn & Vegetable Spring Roll
Cambodian Red Curry with Chicken Or Khmer Amok with Fish
Lok Lak (Fried beef with Red Ants) you can choose one without red ants too, but you can also try
Green Mango Salad with Tonle Sap Lake Dried Fish and Shrimp
Desert and Mixed Tropical Season Fruit in Cambodia
See you soon!
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