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Incendiary curries, oodles of noodles, fresh seafood and the tropical fruit you’ve been dreaming about – Thailand has it all.

Unlike the culinary colossuses that are its neighbours, Cambodia is not that well known in international food circles, but all that looks set to change. Just as Angkor has put Cambodia on the tourist map, so too amok (baked fish with lemongrass-based kreung paste, coconut and chilli in banana leaf) could put the country on the culinary map. Chicken Amok Fish Amok Cambodia has a great variety of national dishes, some similar… Read More

Perhaps Asia’s greatest culinary secret, Vietnamese food is on the radar but hardly a global phenomenon. Essentially it’s all about the freshness of the ingredients – chefs shop twice-daily to source just-picked herbs from the market. The result? Incomparable texture and flavour combinations. For the Vietnamese, a meal should balance sour and sweet, crunchy and silky, fried and steamed, soup and salad. The country’s vast range of excellent edibles invites experimentation. Though… Read More

Hong Kong has to offer everything in terms of food, from stinky tofu to delicate duck. But it appeared to us that finding good local food isn’t quite an easy task. Most of the time the menu was written only in Chinese and the waitstaff hardly knew any english. Don’t get us wrong. We found excellent restaurants but they were always a little touristy. The one thing we liked was Dim Sum. We went… Read More

Starting our trip of in Hong Kong was a good idea. There are even more impressions to process in Hanoi. But so far one of the most fascinating cities we’ve ever seen. The scenery with all the little shops on the side of each road, motorbikes everywhere, the friendly people, and the absolutely delicious food. Street Markets You can eat a great Pho Bo (Rice noodle soup with beef) or Pho Ga (rice… Read More