6 Culinary Experiences You Can Try With Back-Roads Asia

South East Asia

Marianne Lampon

Marianne is the Content Assistant at Back-Roads. She writes the copy for anything and everything including the Back-Roads blog. Originally from Cambridge, she's officially caught the travel bug and loves her movies and fitness.

31st January 2018

6 Culinary Experiences You Can Try With Back-Roads Asia

With the launch of our Asia tours, we have compiled a list of some of the amazing culinary experiences you can enjoy with us.

So whether it’s in Vietnam, Thailand or Cambodia, let us help you taste your way through Asia, the Back-Roads way.

1. Immerse yourself in a local cooking class

Take part in a cooking class in one of Siem Reap’s best-known cooking schools and get ready for a hands-on culinary treat.

Before the class, you’ll help purchase herbs, spices and exotic vegetables. Then, an expert chef will explain the basics of Khmer cuisine before you help to create and taste some local delicacies.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

2. Dine in an ancient garden house

For a unique dining experience, you can immerse yourself in the lush garden surrounds of Tha Om Garden House.

Complete with lotus ponds and 19th century architecture, the house is a delightful take on an ancient Hue residence. This charming establishment acts as the perfect setting for your ‘royal’ meal.

Tha Om Garden House, Hue, Vietnam

3. Eat a traditional lunch with a local family

Get an insight into Cambodian country life and sample Khmer cuisine at its most authentic as you sit down to a traditional lunch with a local family in Chansar village.

The lunch is specially hand-prepared by your hosts, so you’ll get a truly authentic culinary experience.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

4. Take to the water on a Thai dinner cruise

You can head off on a private dinner cruise through the tranquil waterways and quiet surroundings of the beautiful Uthai Thani province.

Tasting a range of exotic flavours, you’ll have the chance to sample traditional Thai cuisine while marvelling at the countryside along the way.

Uthai Thani province, Thailand

5. Taste your way through Thailand’s city streets

Thailand has a vibrant street food culture and you can get the chance to experience it.

Embark on either a traditional tuk tuk ride in Bangkok or a walking street eats tour in Chiang Mai and sample fresh fruits and local delicacies brimming with flavour.

Weaving your way through the lively night time streets and bustling markets will be an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand

6. Fall in love with Pho

You can indulge in a bowl of scrumptious pho, a traditional beef noodle soup, at one of Saigon’s oldest restaurants.

Sample this quintessentially Vietnamese food the way it’s supposed to taste. You will soon discover why it’s a dish that is now replicated all over the world

Saigon, Vietnam