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In Private, Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

In Private, Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

August 14, 2019

There's practically no need to leave your hotel room to sample a smorgasbord of Egyptian traditional specialities if you're staying at Cairo's Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City. The room service selection - branded as 'In Private' - includes crisp-skinned pigeon stuffed with scented freekeh, kabab...

Kaema Sutra, Sri Lanka

Kaema Sutra, Sri Lanka

August 12, 2019

One of Colombo's most culturally intriguing restaurants, Kaema Sutra tackles Sri Lankan classic fare in contemporary fashion: Start with locally cultivated cashews, served boiled and roasted, followed by Galle Face oceanside-inspired prawn-topped vadai, tuna fritters with a core of runny-yolked e...

Hikkaduwa Beach Seafood, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa Beach Seafood, Sri Lanka

August 8, 2019

Seafood is the best bet on Sri Lanka's Hikkaduwa beach - lunch on local oysters and live-caught crabs with the ocean breeze blowing through one of the many seaside restaurants here.

Ministry of Crab, Sri Lanka

Ministry of Crab, Sri Lanka

August 5, 2019

Ranked 35th this year among Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, Ministry of Crab is crustacean paradise - Sri Lankan mangrove crabs come in sizes that weigh between 500 grams and two kilograms, cooked in preparations that include Garlic Chilli, with a blend of Sri Lankan chilli flakes, Italian olive oil ...

Sakura Restaurant, Mongolia

Sakura Restaurant, Mongolia

August 4, 2019

Mongolia is a landlocked nation, but some of its populace still enjoy sushi - Sakura is the top spot in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, for a meal of raw fish and other traditional temptations like unagi, flown in from Japan. Put in a nod to Mongolia by ordering local beef, teppanyaki-style, washed dow...

Sakebarinn, Iceland

Sakebarinn, Iceland

August 1, 2019

Iceland is blessed with fresh bounty from both sea and land, so it's no surprise that Japanese-influenced fare has a foothold here: Sakebarinn in Reykjavik is all about sushi (such as whale) and skewers (including horse meat), downed with Saketinis.

U Spirku, Prague

U Spirku, Prague

July 29, 2019

Escape the crowds of Prague with lunch at this unassuming Czech pub: The roast duck is delicious, irresistibly juicy, served with red cabbage and potato dumplings, while the deep-fried cheese fritter with cranberry sauce represents hearty, merry fare. Wash down with green-hued beer.

Billy Angel Cake Company, Seoul

Billy Angel Cake Company, Seoul

July 27, 2019

Billy Angel Cake Company's rainbow-coloured mille-crepe cake is heaven-sent for fans of colourfully photogenic sweet treats.

Kitchari, Bangladesh

Kitchari, Bangladesh

July 25, 2019

Kitchari is one of Bangladesh's dishes to try, a mix of ghee-laden rice cooked with lentils, as comforting as it sounds, served in numerous restaurants throughout the country's county of Sonargaon.

Haji Nanna Biryani, Bangladesh

Haji Nanna Biryani, Bangladesh

July 22, 2019

One of Dhaka's best-known names for biryani, Haji Nanna offers the Bangladeshi version that's strongly seasoned with herbs and spices, intensely aromatic, complemented with choices of protein that range from chicken to goat meat.

Hiso Thai Edible Insect Snacks

Hiso Thai Edible Insect Snacks

July 21, 2019

As insects march toward their inevitable destiny as food of the future, Thailand's Hiso Snacks brand rallies its invertebrate troops with crisply munch-worthy silkworms and crickets - both feature earthy-gritty flavours and textures, but we prefer the plumper silkworms to the scrawnier crickets, ...

Nasi Katok, Brunei

Nasi Katok, Brunei

July 20, 2019

Nasi katok is one of Brunei's most popular dishes, widely available, often costing only one Brunei dollar per plate (RM3) for a hearty helping of rice with fried chicken and sweet-savoury sambal. But if you can, search also for nasi belutak - fried rice laced with tamarind-tinged beef meat and te...

Ambuyat, Brunei

Ambuyat, Brunei

July 19, 2019

Considered Brunei's national dish (but also available across Sabah and Sarawak), ambuyat might be an acquired taste, a starchy-sticky substance extracted from the pith of the sago palm's trunk. Roll the gooey ambuyat around a pair of prongs, then dunk it into a sauce that balances out its blandne...

Alois Dallmayr, Munich

Alois Dallmayr, Munich

July 18, 2019

Munich flocks to the sprawling headquarters of Europe's biggest delicatessen business for cold cuts, chocolates, cakes, cheeses and more - even if you're not buying, it's worth browsing at the three-century-old Alois Dallmayr before taking in the sights at the Marienplatz square, preferably from ...

Majani Chocolates, Paolo Atti & Cremeria Funivia, Bologna, Italy

Majani Chocolates, Paolo Atti & Cremeria Funivia, Bologna, Italy

July 17, 2019

Shopping for sweets? We've come to the right city - Bologna is a treasure trove of sugar-loving spots, including historically significant venues like Majani, which has been selling chocolates in the heart of Bologna for more than two centuries (since 1796, in fact!) ... ... and Paolo Atti, a bake...