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Bulgogi, Seoul

Bulgogi, Seoul

June 16, 2019

A steaming-hot bowl of bulgogi, sweet and tender, makes for one of Seoul's most soulful, soothing lunches, perhaps best savoured in a nondescript alley away from the madding crowds.

SeaHouse Cafe, Maldives

SeaHouse Cafe, Maldives

June 13, 2019

Perched atop the main ferry terminal of the Maldivian capital, SeaHouse Cafe offers a calm view of the waters, a lovely setting for savouring a meal of garudhiya fish broth with lonomirus chilli paste.

Maldivian Food Markets

Maldivian Food Markets

June 10, 2019

Fish and fruits fill the food markets of the Maldives, with fishmongers slicing through tuna and fruit stall keepers serving up sweet coconut candy bundled in banana leaves and fresh coconut juice straight off the husk.

Bambalouni, Tunisia

Bambalouni, Tunisia

June 8, 2019

Bambalouni, Tunisia's street-food version of doughnuts, is the very definition of a guilty indulgence, deep-fried to an epic greasiness, sprinkled with sugar. But it's entirely enjoyable, served warm and fresh, like much of the fare from the sidewalk shops here, perfect for refuelling after a lon...

Lablabi, Tunisia

Lablabi, Tunisia

June 6, 2019

Take some crusty bread, tear it up in a bowl and mix it with chickpeas, egg and a hot, garlicky soup with olive oil, harissa and cumin - the result is lablabi, the comfort food of Tunisia, available in streetside eateries across this country for as little as a few ringgit per portion.

Makroudh, Tunisia

Makroudh, Tunisia

June 3, 2019

Considered one of Islam's holiest cities, Kairouan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been a hotbed of scholarship for more than 1,300 years. It's also famous among Tunisians for being the birthplace of makroudh, a sweet semolina pastry stuffed with dates and nuts - a calorie bomb in every ...

Old Iceland Restaurant, Reykjavik

Old Iceland Restaurant, Reykjavik

May 30, 2019

Old Iceland Restaurant's specialities include the meat soups that are the stuff of Vikings, but its dessert selection is equally enticing, putting an Icelandic spin on European sweets - try the rhubarb cake with skyr cream, creme brulee with wild bilberries, and affogato with Bjork birch liqueur,...

Cafe Loki, Iceland

Cafe Loki, Iceland

May 27, 2019

Cafe Loki is one of Reykjavik's most convenient venues for tasting hakarl, Iceland's infamous dish of fermented shark; it has the potent flavour of ammonia but is surely edible, chased with a shot of Brennivin, a local schnapps nicknamed Black Death. End on a sweet, palate-cleansing note with a c...

Ramadan in Malé

Ramadan in Malé

May 24, 2019

Ramadan is an engaging experience in the Maldives, where every citizen is Muslim. Families in the capital city, Malé, mark most evenings by breaking fast with a home-cooked meal of local favourites, from the popular salad of shredded tuna and coconut (known as mas huni) to fish cutlets, curries a...

Restaurant Rais, Constantine, Algeria

Restaurant Rais, Constantine, Algeria

May 18, 2019

Restaurant Rais' rice with well-seasoned meat kebabs make for a simple but satisfying taste of Algeria after a long day spent roaming through Constantine, the country's captivating city of bridges.

Rotisserie Rym, Algeria

Rotisserie Rym, Algeria

May 15, 2019

Grilled meat skewers are among Algeria's most popular street food; take your pick from a pleasurable parade of lamb to chicken, with all the hearts, liver and kidneys you can eat, deliciously seasoned and delightfully smoky.

Mary's Kitchen, Greenland

Mary's Kitchen, Greenland

May 7, 2019

Run by a Filipino family living in Greenland's capital of Nuuk, this cosy restaurant offers a Greenlandic twist to Filipino fare, with a local lamb reinterpretation of sizzling sisig as well as reindeer stir-fries served with steamed rice. Enjoy with Greenland's own Qajaq beer, brewed with iceber...

Charoen Porn, Greenland

Charoen Porn, Greenland

May 2, 2019

Thai cuisine truly has gained a global foothold - you'll even find green curries and tom yum in Nuuk, the far-flung capital of Greenland. Still, you'll spot some intriguing twists here, including a soup of whale marinated in Mekong whiskey. Japanese fare also earns a special shout-out at Charoen ...

Sfoglia Rina, Bologna, Italy

Sfoglia Rina, Bologna, Italy

April 29, 2019

Prowling for pasta? Sfoglia Rina proudly makes its own in its kitchen. Since the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is known as the birthplace of lasagna al forno, it's worth sampling this recipe here, layered with Bologna's authentically thick ragu.

Bar 2520, Nepal

Bar 2520, Nepal

April 26, 2019

Billed as the highest bar around Kathmandu, Bar 2520 soars - as its name implies - more than 2,500 metres above sea level, with a view that more than merits the cable car ride up to Chandragiri Hill. Snack here on Nepalese tidbits and sip on the local cocktail, the Hot Rum Punch, blended with hou...