In Private, Kempinski Nile Hotel CairoAugust 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 LankaAugust 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 LankaAugust 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 LankaAugust 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, MongoliaAugust 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, IcelandAugust 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, PragueJuly 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, SeoulJuly 27, 2019
Billy Angel Cake Company's rainbow-coloured mille-crepe cake is heaven-sent for fans of colourfully photogenic sweet treats.
Kitchari, BangladeshJuly 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, BangladeshJuly 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 SnacksJuly 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, BruneiJuly 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, BruneiJuly 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, MunichJuly 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, ItalyJuly 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...