Cosmos Coffeehaus, NepalFebruary 13, 2021
With its own indoor courtyard, Cosmos Coffeehaus is the perfect place in Nepal's ancient city of Bhaktapur for escaping the crowds and relaxing over a contemporary honey-laced latte in classic surroundings.
Himalayan Java Coffee, NepalFebruary 12, 2021
Priding itself on Nepali coffee beans cultivated in local hill farms, Himalayan Java Coffee has branches across this South Asian nation - but its most distinctive venue may be at Patan Durban Square, nestled in a heritage building protected by the country's Department of Archaeology.
Hoppers, Sri LankaJanuary 28, 2021
Hoppers are Sri Lanka's quintessential snack, savoury and sweet appam that can be relished throughout the day - our favourite is the soft-boiled egg hopper, paired with lunumiris spicy sambal paste.
Star Kabab, BangladeshJanuary 11, 2021
Voted best Bangladeshi restaurant in a 2015 poll by the country's largest English-language newspaper, Star Kabab is a worthwhile stop in Dhaka for hearty, flaky paratha, accompanied by an array of meaty curries and dal.
Lebowski Bar, IcelandDecember 25, 2020
The Dude abides, in Iceland's capital, of all places: Inspired by the Coen brothers movie, Reykjavik's Lebowski Bar is a cool diner that dishes out a wide variety of American burgers and White Russian beverages in a setting with bowling-alley vibes.
Szimpla Kert Ruin Bar, BudapestDecember 8, 2020
Budapest's 'ruin bars' - bringing new life to formerly derelict buildings of the old Jewish Quarter - are among the Hungarian capital's most distinctive destinations; even if you're not a drinker, it's well worth soaking in the atmosphere at these colourfully vibrant settings. Szimpla Kert is hai...
Getto Gulyas, BudapestNovember 24, 2020
Budapest's Getto Gulyas is all about the comfortingly soulful stews that have nourished & nurtured generations of Hungarians, revived for this 21st century. Try the rooster testicle & comb stew, with smooth, tender textures, served warm & richly gravied.
Lamprais, Sri LankaNovember 14, 2020
Lamprais is one of Sri Lanka's best-loved forms of comfort fare, originally introduced by the Dutch Burgher community in the 18th century - rice is boiled with stock and baked with a variety of ingredients, including meat curries and ash plantains, served all wrapped up in banana leaves for a car...
Wenchang Chicken & Wenquan Goose, HainanOctober 9, 2020
Wenchang chicken, fed on coconut and peanut bran, and Wenquan goose, fattened on bran, rule the roost for poultry pleasure in Hainan, firm and fleshy to the bite, bearing the full-bodied flavour of fowl in each chew.
Pod Temida, PolandOctober 3, 2020
Pod Temida offers a step back in time to communist-era Poland - this is one of Krakow's enduring 'milk bars,' which once served as popular public cafeterias that offered cheap but nourishing fare. Expect authentic, no-nonsense Polish grub, like steamed potato dumplings and buckwheat groats in hea...
Karak Tea, QatarSeptember 26, 2020
Karak spiced tea shops are ubiquitous in Qatar's capital, Doha, serving up the Gulf country's milky equivalent of masala chai. Since staying hydrated is essential here, other popular thirst-quenching treats include avocado shakes and pomegranate juice.
Hrauneyjar Highland Centre, IcelandSeptember 12, 2020
Road-tripping through Iceland is a long, laborious affair, with hundreds of kilometres to travel. If you're heading through the highlands, the Hrauneyjar Centre can be a convenient place to refuel with Icelandic lamb soup, battered fish and local beer.
Camel Qabuli, OmanAugust 29, 2020
Camel meat has long been one of Oman's traditional proteins and remains popular today in recipes like qabuli (essentially similar to rice preparations across the Gulf). Fun fact: Camel is reputedly healthier and lower in cholesterol compared to lamb; it's a little less gamy too (think venison) th...
Ricette Tricolori, MilanAugust 21, 2020
For a Milanese meal that reflects well on Italian produce, check out Ricette Tricolori for blueberry risotto (for the vegetarians) and patties made of pure Chianina beef (for the meat lovers). Don't forget an aperitif or two, concocted with bitter Campari and Martini Rosso.
L'Adresse, LaosAugust 12, 2020
It's more than half a century since French colonial rule concluded in Laos, but visitors will still find plenty of French restaurants in the capital, Vientiane: Get your fix of foie gras and magret de canard at L'Adresse.