Bulgogi, SeoulJune 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, MaldivesJune 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 MarketsJune 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, TunisiaJune 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, TunisiaJune 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, TunisiaJune 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, ReykjavikMay 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, IcelandMay 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 MaléMay 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, AlgeriaMay 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, AlgeriaMay 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, GreenlandMay 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, GreenlandMay 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, ItalyApril 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, NepalApril 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...