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Tabaq, Pakistan

Tabaq, Pakistan

December 10, 2019

Serving up a taste of Pakistan since 1976, Tabaq specialises in 'chicken steam roast,' rich in the flavours of yogurt, garam masala and lemon, but it's also worth exploring the menu for comfort fare like mutton brains and lentils cooked in creamy preparations. 

The Cabana, Cafe Sinouk & Titkafe, Laos

The Cabana, Cafe Sinouk & Titkafe, Laos

December 4, 2019

For a caffeine crawl in Laos' capital, check out these three cafes within convenient walking distance of each other: Start with The Cabana, one of Vientiane's most on-trend venues, for open sandwiches topped with olives to couple with cappuccinos ...... then try Cafe Sinouk, whose coffee relies o...

Rice Noodles & Qing Bu Liang, Hainan

Rice Noodles & Qing Bu Liang, Hainan

December 3, 2019

The perfect lunch in Hainan might be a mix of hot and cold - soulful rice noodles, assembled to order with roasted peanuts, fresh coriander, pork strips and pickled vegetables in savoury broth, followed by qing bu liang, sweetly brimming with fruits, seeds and beans.

Yi Bua & Zongzi, Hainan

Yi Bua & Zongzi, Hainan

December 1, 2019

Glutinous gluttony, sweet and savory, in Hainan: Snack on yi bua, rice cakes stuffed with coconut and brown sugar, then feast on bak chang, filled with pork belly and salted duck egg. 

Lagoon Bar, Olhuveli Maldives

Lagoon Bar, Olhuveli Maldives

November 29, 2019

Heartache medication abounds at the Olhuveli island resort's Lagoon Bar, with cocktails and wine for company from morning through long past the Maldivian sunset.

Olhuveli, Maldives

Olhuveli, Maldives

November 26, 2019

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all-you-can-eat affairs at the Maldives' Olhuveli island resort, with the buffet spreads shining a light on South Asian salads, bread and curries; tuna turns up a lot, so fans of this fish are in luck.

The Fort Resort, Nepal

The Fort Resort, Nepal

November 23, 2019

An hour's drive from Kathmandu, Nepal's elevated village of Nagarkot is worth travelling to before sunrise for a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks. Breakfast can be enjoyed at one of several hotels here, including The Fort Resort.

La Colmena, Barcelona

La Colmena, Barcelona

November 21, 2019

La Colmena prides itself on being one of Barcelona's oldest cake shops, with a generations-old history dating back to 1849. Nearly two centuries later, it still attracts swarms of patrons, seeking to placate their sweet tooth with cream-stuffed chocolate cones, pine nut pastries, and a parade of ...

La Boqueria, Barcelona

La Boqueria, Barcelona

November 19, 2019

La Boqueria is a feast for the senses, a microcosm of Catalan cooking, concentrated in Barcelona's foremost public market. Snack on local produce like freshly shucked oysters and sea urchin, then check out the warm street-food treats like sausage pinchos and cheese-stuffed croquettes.

Salana Boutique Hotel, Laos

Salana Boutique Hotel, Laos

November 11, 2019

If breakfast influences your choice of accommodation, consider Vientiane's Salana Boutique Hotel, where the morning buffet showcases Laotian specialities galore, from noodle soup to sticky rice with local sausages.

Quan Fengtai, Hainan

Quan Fengtai, Hainan

November 9, 2019

From chicken soup with coconut to crab curry with potatoes, chilled duck tongues with coriander to claypot spinach beancurd with passion fruit, Quan Fengtai offers Hainanese fare in thoroughly engaging, terrifically executed recipes.

Xiao Bai Sha, Hainan

Xiao Bai Sha, Hainan

November 7, 2019

Hoof on over to Xiao Bai Sha for Hainan-bred goat meat in all its genres - roasted, baked and braised - robust but not too gamy, firm though not tough.

Hanlin Tea House, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Hanlin Tea House, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

November 3, 2019

For a final taste of Taipei before flying out, Hanlin Tea House is a hub for cherished Taiwanese classics, from lu rou fan braised pork rice bowls to beef noodles comprising superbly tender beef in spicy broth, fried turnip cakes to platters of pork blood, tofu and duck blood, washed down with ga...

MUME, Taipei

MUME, Taipei

October 31, 2019

Ranked seventh this year among Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, MUME might be burdened with expectations it can't completely meet. It nonetheless merits a visit for its parade of thoughtfully conceived creations, particularly a wagyu tartare that's revelatory, conveying a deep purity of flavour and li...

Tairroir, Taipei

Tairroir, Taipei

October 29, 2019

Tairroir offers one of Taipei's most inventively exquisite dining experiences - a multi-course trek through Taiwanese produce, reinterpreted through a contemporary lens, with highlights of ingredients that span local clams with Guguan Beluga caviar, yellow garlic chives, bean sprouts and bonito f...