Salana Boutique Hotel, LaosNovember 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, HainanNovember 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, HainanNovember 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 AirportNovember 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, TaipeiOctober 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, TaipeiOctober 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...
Hanthawaddy Restaurant, MyanmarOctober 26, 2019
A beautiful Burmese house, refurbished as a restaurant, Hanthawaddy offers fare that's familiar throughout this country, from crunchy samosas to robust pork curries and richly herb-steamed fish.
Rangoon Tea House, MyanmarOctober 23, 2019
Rangoon Tea House offers cherished Burmese classics in contemporary fashion - the mohinga is the must-eat, noodles in a broth made with four different fish (butter fish, sturgeon, catfish and daggertooth), enriched with fish sauce, lemongrass, coriander and chickpeas, but we also adore the charco...
Lucky Seven, MyanmarOctober 21, 2019
Yangon's booming tea-shop culture is perhaps best illustrated by the popular Lucky Seven chain, where crowds flock for their fix of mohinga and other traditional noodle comfort fare, all the way from breakfast through long past lunchtime, complemented by steaming-hot tea to warm the spirit furt...
Casbah Istanbul, AlgeriaOctober 18, 2019
Five percent of Algerians are of Turkish descent, so it's no surprise to see the cuisine of Istanbul well-represented in the capital of Algeria, with kebab and kofte galore at restaurants like Casbah Istanbul.
Igherssan, Constantine, AlgeriaOctober 14, 2019
Overlooking a deep gorge in Constantine, Algeria's city of bridges, Igherssan is an atmospheric restaurant serving classic North African comfort fare, from soulful stews to spiced soups.
Siidcha, TaiwanOctober 12, 2019
Siidcha promises a placid respite from the crowds of Jiufen, Taiwan's popular former gold-mining town - take a break with tea while savouring the lush mountain views.
Xing Fu Tang & Shuang Jiang, TaiwanOctober 11, 2019
Back and forth for bubble tea: Spirited away with Xing Fu Tang at its popular outpost in the mountain town of Jiufen ...... then trawling Taipei, where boba with milk tea lies on every corner, in simple shops like Shuang Jiang.
Rufous Coffee Roasters, Gabee & Simple Kaffa, TaipeiSeptember 30, 2019
Three stops for a Taipei caffeine crawl: The charming Rufous Coffee Roasters, for a friendly dose of filter coffee and even Cognac con panna in a warm, intimate space with plenty of character ...Gabee, one of Taipei's pioneering third-wave coffee bars, for playful pleasures like the signature chi...
Golden Sarovar Portico, AmritsarSeptember 28, 2019
Golden Sarovar Portico, one of Amritsar's well-recommended hotels, offers a room service selection that's filled with Punjab favourites, from the local tandoor-baked kulcha flatbread stuffed with potatoes to chickpea chole masala, with fish tikka and dal to round out a meal that fully channels th...