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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...

Hanthawaddy Restaurant, Myanmar

Hanthawaddy Restaurant, Myanmar

October 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, Myanmar

Rangoon Tea House, Myanmar

October 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, Myanmar

Lucky Seven, Myanmar

October 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, Algeria

Casbah Istanbul, Algeria

October 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, Algeria

Igherssan, Constantine, Algeria

October 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, Taiwan

Siidcha, Taiwan

October 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, Taiwan

Xing Fu Tang & Shuang Jiang, Taiwan

October 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, Taipei

Rufous Coffee Roasters, Gabee & Simple Kaffa, Taipei

September 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, Amritsar

Golden Sarovar Portico, Amritsar

September 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...