Honeymoon Secrets: Romantic dining in Indochina

Honeymoon Secrets: Romantic dining in Indochina

Get your mouth watering with these delectable dining ideas across Indochina thanks to Far East experts Bamboo Travel

Dining out in Indochina is one of the most pleasurable parts of visiting the intoxicating countries of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. With a little imagination, and the right location, the dining experience can be elevated to make it one of the highlights of your honeymoon. Here is some food for thought from Tim Milner, director of Bamboo Travel.

Breakfast in Cambodia

Shh... Have breakfast at Angkor Wat. Rising early you'll be driven to the mother of all temples where you'll take in the early morning sounds and sights, while enjoying a catered breakfast next to the 190-metre wide moat surrounding this amazing temple. Breakfast will be cooked on-the-spot by your personal chef and served to you with refreshments under a shady tree.

Tell me more... After breakfast, venture into Angkor Wat accompanied by an English speaking monk who will explain the rise and fall of the Khmer empire.

Lunch in Laos

Shh... Lunch beside the Mekong River. No visit to Luang Prabang is complete without a trip on the Mekong River. One way to combine a river trip and a dining experience is to take a private boat and travel upriver from Luang Prabang until you reach one of the small islands in the middle of the river. Here your guide will lay out a private gourmet picnic and you can enjoy lunch as you watch life on the river from your exclusive vantage point.

Tell me more... Make sure you try some traditional laap (minced meat marinated in spices) and sticky rice.

Dinner in Vietnam

Shh... Enjoy a feast for the ears as well your insides with a tuneful dinner in Hanoi with some of Vietnam's finest musicians. This unusual evening starts at the private home of a musician couple - the husband is a flutist in the National Orchestra while the wife is a piano teacher. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese home-cooked meal hosted by the couple in their cosy dining room. Chat and share experiences with your hosts and after the meal, enjoy a melodious performance of flute and piano.

Tell me more... Take a culinary course while on your honeymoon to bring home this Far Eastern cuisine.

More about the experts:

Tim Milner is the founding director of Far East specialist Bamboo Travel. His passion for the area has taken him from the heights of Tibet to the lowlands of the Mekong Delta and he has been travelling in the region for over 20 years. Bamboo Travel offer fabulous holidays to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and can tailor-make a honeymoon to suit your every want and need.

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