You’ll get to visit markets, learn to appreciate rice wine, and savor regional specialties.
Handmade, home-cooked, and hands-on is the mantra of a special culinary adventure around Cambodia, a country often overshadowed by neighboring Thailand and Vietnam in the food stakes.
But your hosts for this journey, husband-and-wife travel writer/photographer duo Lara Dunston and Terence Carter, are out to prove their adopted home is actually one of the most exciting places in Southeast Asia when it comes to eating out.
On their eight-night Cambodia Food Tour (June 3â€“10) around Siem Reap and Battambang, youâ€™ll not only visit markets, learn to appreciate rice wine, and savor regional specialtiesâ€”fragrant curries laced with fresh herbs, soups laden with complex chili saucesâ€”but will also visit local kitchens to see the effort that goes into making staples such as rice noodles and palm sugar from scratch.
And then itâ€™s your turn: with guidance from chefs and home cooks youâ€™ll find out just what it takes to perfect the art of barbecuing, Khmer style.
This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€ś100 Essential Experiencesâ€ť).