Phnom Penh Morning Market & Breakfast Food Tour
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
What You'll Do:
- You will be picked up at your hotel by tuktuk and whisked away to our favorite local neighborhoods around Phnom Penh for an authentic experience.
- Coffee & Noodles: Start your morning at a favorite local hang-out that’s been serving the neighborhood breakfast for over 15 years. Sip on a selection of local coffee served alongside a bowl of savory noodle soup.
- Market: Stroll through a bustling open-air wet market, try what’s in-season, and walk away with a handmade souvenir…on us! Along the way, meet Sister Mao who sources freshly grown herbs to create her own fresh curry paste.
- Pork & Rice: Visit Brother Salin and his family-run shop that serves up a classic Khmer breakfast. We’ll grab a plastic chair and sit street-side for some freshly grilled pork & rice served with homemade pickles and a rich bowl of soup.
- Savory Turmeric Crepes: These popular savory crepes are made with rice milk and turmeric, which give them their vibrant yellow color. Then they’re stuffed with ground pork, bean sprouts, and dried shrimp before we wrap them by hand with lettuce and local herbs. Don’t forget the homemade dipping sauce!
- Award-Winning Coffee: Finish with a signature coffee recipe that won this hip cafe the National Barista Gold Medal in Cambodia! The tour will end at the cafe, which is within walking distance to the Russian Market. Your guide can suggest how to get to your next destination.
About This Tour:
Perhaps one of the most storied capital cities in the world, Phnom Penh has risen and fell multiple times since it was first established in the 5th century. The bustling city you see today, developing at warp speed and home to over 2 million people, was a very different place just decades ago – and many locals still prefer their traditional way of life.
Those traditions are still strong, and best seen exploring our vibrant local streets in the morning. Try a selection of freshly prepared sesame donuts, one of Cambodia’s most popular morning snacks. Discover our favorite Bai Sach Chrouk (pork with rice) vendor in Phnom Penh to see why it’s THE breakfast for locals. And watch Banh Xeo (savory stuffed pancakes) prepared fresh-to-order, radiating with their classic turmeric-yellow color. And don’t forget the local coffee!
While the city is known for its markets, the truth is that many of them these days cater only to tourists. But traditions abound if you know where to find them, and we’ll visit a less-traveled market to see what locals buy and walk away with a souvenir of our own.