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Dine Withlocals Face-to-Face


When you next plan your overseas travel, would you like to taste the local homecooked food that their locals enjoy?  I certainly would!

The picture above is a local dinner in the picturesque village of Mae Wang, Northern Thailand.  You can enjoy the natural surroundings of the village, listen to stories of  their rural life and also have the opportunity to cook with them and learn to prepare their traditional Lana Thai food. 

Now with the newly launched Withlocals you can plan your holiday and at the same time get  to taste the real authentic local food in the comfort of the hostess's home.  So do browse around and check out the home dinners available at   Eat Withlocals   and you'll be spoilt for choice!

Withlocals is a network connecting food lovers and travellers from all parts of the world.  So if you plan to visit any South East Asian countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Nepal) you can easily book a home dinner with a local and get to taste their fantastic and mouthwatering cuisine.  Good news for the foodies who are from any of  the Withlocals countries.  If you enjoy cooking and are good at some of your 'homebrand' dishes, do sign up here and you're on your way to earn some extra cash and also get to know fellow foodies from all over the world.

Besides Eat Withlocals, you can also arrange for  Tours Withlocals whereby you'll be able to  discover great places of interest with their experienced local guides.  Not only that, there's also  Activities Withlocals.  Here, you get to pick up new skills and get hands on experience by taking part in a traditional activity or workshop under the supervision of a skilled local.

Another piece of good news is that Withlocals will soon be launching in the Philippines and the sweetener is a 20% launch discount.  So for those of you who are residing in the Philippines and are keen to be a  host, do
sign up early.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  - Nyonya cuisine, a fusion between Chinese ingredients and spices used by Malays resulting in tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbal dishes.


Bali, Indonesia - selfmade BBQ of fish, prawns, squid, sate with selfmade sambal and good company.


Nha Trang, Vietnam - Seafood BBQ comprising of snail, oyster, shell, octopus, fish, cuttlefish, shrimp, cleaned and spiced and served with cold beer or rice wine.


Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka - A British/Sri Lankan duo who can serve both Asian and European dishes, for lunch, traditional English afternoon tea or dinner.



Bangkok, Thailand - You get to have an opportunity of cooking your own real Thai dishes.  All ingredietns will be prepared in a professional manner, healthy and clean and you get to  know the basics of local food sytyles and ingredients.



Kathmandu, Nepal - Traditional Nepali food which includes gundruk, traditional curries, Buff and chicken.


Singapore - North Indian, Gujarati style, Vegetarian home cooked dishes.



Comments

  1. A fun program, isn't it, Cheah.
    Have a great weekend!
    Angie

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  2. Lovely post, Cheah! Hubby & I were hosted by an Indonesian family in SG recently & it was certainly an experience. Did you have fun too?

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    1. This is indeed a fun program for travellers who would like to see and 'taste' the local culture of the country that they plan to visit.

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  3. Foodie tours
    You will have chance to sample most delicious Hanoi street food and dishes that you will not able to try outside of Vietnam. We will explore the ancient streets and taste each kind of dish located at every turn.
    Join us: http://behanoitour.blogspot.com/

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