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Cooks in Tuk Tuks Street Food Tours & Cooking Classes

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Cooking Classes "In the Top 3 on TripAdvisor in Siem Reap" We start with a local market visit to experience the energy of the local people doing business, shopping and buying food. Tour the food stalls with our chef looking at the interesting herbs, seasonal fruits and vegetables then return to cut, chop, mix and stir your meal of 3 Khmer traditional dishes. *Vegetarians are catered for if the Chef is advised prior to the class The class begins at 10am $35 per person plus $10 for single Street Food Tours "The original and the best in Siem Reap" Street Food is an international pass time and time honored tradition that is unique to every country - it is such fun to explore the variations especially in Siem Reap. Rub shoulders with the locals, eat amongst the chaos of the street and experience the unique way local people enjoy the delights of their Street Food. It's awesome! ​• Tours leaves your hotel at 5pm - finish at 7.00pm Street Food is $35 per person.
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Skib99 wrote a review Apr 2019
Hamburg, Germany176 contributions74 helpful votes
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This is a great activity as a contrast to visiting all the temples each day. Saroun, the chef, is a delightful person and I was so lucky as to be the only client on my morning. Saroun was very punctual in picking me up at my hotel and we went directly to the market where she told me all about the local vegetables and herbs. We made a few purchases and headed back to a cafe-restaurant: 'The Hive'. Here there is a second floor level, a sort of gallery over-looking the restaurant, where all was set up perfectly to cook. Our menu seems to be the standard which is offered , which is fine as it is all new to westerners in any case! We made banana flower salad, fish amoc and sweet potato and coconut tapioca pudding. It was lots of fun to chat and chop with Saroun! My husband, who had been out bird-watching, arrived just in time to add the finishing touches and we enjoyed a yummy meal together, the fish amoc was especially delicious!! The book of recipes and the 'certificate' are nice extras - and I also bought my 'Cooks with Tuk Tuks' apron. Many thanks to Saroun for everything!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Neil G wrote a review Feb 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions4 helpful votes
This tour took us to two local markets. At the first, we ate one local dish and a bunch of local fruit. The second market was for insects and BBQ. Whilst the tour itself is not bad, it's quite expensive for what they actually offer. Moreover, they don't seem to have much of a structure, but instead the tour guide acts as a translator buying whatever the guests would like to try and telling them what it is. She didn't really provide us with a background of the culinary habits of locals but instead was happy to let us lead the tour. I saw another company doing food tours in Siem Reap and would think that they would be better. (nobody has asked to me write this, I just wish I would have done the tour with the other company myself). Quite disappointing!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Maria De La Barra wrote a review Jan 2019
Lima, Peru5 contributions
Had the best birthday ever last year!. Cooking with Saroun was really nice. She is a sweet person and wonderful Chef. She showed us the local market, and she was willing to answer all our questions about the ingredients. If you want to experience the real food of Cambodia, don´t miss this amazing cooking class. It was one of the best activities I could have done in my trip to Asia. Thanks Saroun!
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Date of experience: March 2018
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S S wrote a review Aug 2018
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We had a fantastic time - we expected a bigger group, but it was just the three of us which was really lovely. Saroun was really helpful and pointed out lots of foods in the market which was new to us and made adjustments to the recipes to accommodate a vegetarian. The recipe book is a lovely mento and the food was delicious and cooking it was very good fun. The only issue was that we had to get our hotel to call and chase the company as they did not turn up to pick us up as expected.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Letizia T wrote a review Jun 2018
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I clearly should have done a more thorough job checking TripAdvisor before selecting this tour. The only reason this tour is getting a 2 rating instead of 1 is because of Saroun, the sweetest tour guide ever, who clearly did her best to make the best out of a bad situation. Saroun is such a warm and caring person. She kept the conversation flowing for hours with just the two of us, which is already challenging enough in your native tongue, let alone a second language. She showed a genuine interest in me and my life, and it was great hearing a firsthand perspective on life in Cambodia. She was so attentive, constantly checking to make sure I wasn't being run over by an errant motorcycle or tuk tuk. And, she is the only reason I am not pressing for a full refund. I booked the tour online the day of, but never received any kind of confirmation (or a HEY WE'RE CANCELLING THE TOUR TODAY) email. This should have been my first sign of trouble. I showed up at the Hive anyway at the appointed meeting time just in case, thinking I could snag a spot on the tour. It got closer and closer to 5, and no one was showing up. I asked one of the servers, who grabbed Saroun. Turns out there WAS no tour that day, as I was the only person interested. Maybe it was the rain? Maybe because it's low season? We'll never know. But either way, nobody thought to respond to my email. Saroun offered to take me anyway, but for $45 instead of $35, since I was the only person. Since it was my last day in Siem Reap and I hadn't gotten much of a chance to try the local food, I decided to take a chance and splurge. The whole time, it seemed like a lot of the normal vendors she visited weren't there, maybe because of the rain, who knows. Sometimes when you gamble, you lose! Itinerary of visit and GENEROUSLY estimated prices $2 Tuk tuk to Market 1 $2 chive dumpling - yum! $1 noodles - bland $1 crepe - not local!? saw them everywhere in Thailand and China! $1 a few fruits $2 Tuk Tuk Market 2 $3 stuffed frog $1 bamboo wrapped fish cake $2 turmeric pancake stuffed with veggies $1 various roasted bugs $1 bottle of water $3 Tuk Tuk to hotel $20 TOTAL COST, I PAID 45! Again, these are VERY generous estimates on the prices of food, as I'm pretty sure the fruits and bugs were free, and I'm using tourist rates for food and tuk tuks. That leaves over 55% profit for an owner who couldn't even be bothered to send me an email to tell me to find another option for my evening, and probably never even told Saroun that someone was interested in taking the class today. Now that I'm doing more in-depth research on street food tours, I'm realizing we didn't hit on most of the must-try foods, and I didn't even see them available at the markets. Either way, I feel quite robbed, and the owner is very lucky to have Saroun. Hopefully he gives her a bigger slice of today's profit, because she deserves it.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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