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Hrauneyjar Highland Centre, Iceland

Hrauneyjar Highland Centre, Iceland

September 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, Oman

Camel Qabuli, Oman

August 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, Milan

Ricette Tricolori, Milan

August 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, Laos

L'Adresse, Laos

August 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.

Taste Of Coffee, Saudi Arabia

Taste Of Coffee, Saudi Arabia

July 31, 2020

The cafe scene in Saudi Arabia's city of Jeddah feels like it's two decades behind Kuala Lumpur's, but it's still possible to have a slice of tiramisu cake paired with an espresso at a fuss-free venue like Taste Of Coffee.

The Manor, Himachal Pradesh

The Manor, Himachal Pradesh

July 20, 2020

Driving up to Dharamshala on the edge of the Himalayas is an hours-long affair, no matter which route you take - have a break at one of the many mountainside cafes that line the journey in India's northern Himachal Pradesh state, stopping at The Manor for a masala-spiced omelette paired perfectly...

Boulangerie Ax-Les-Thermes, France

Boulangerie Ax-Les-Thermes, France

July 16, 2020

French breads beckon across the breadth of this country; even the tiniest commune conceals a boulangerie or three for your fix of croissants and coffee. 

Mimoza, Croatia

Mimoza, Croatia

June 27, 2020

Grilled fish fillets, with the meat of sharks caught off Dubrovnik's Dalmatian coastline and served with a shockingly blue 'seaweed sauce,' are an acquired taste at Mimoza restaurant, with a muddy flavour and sandy texture. The entire fish is commonly utilised for various shark recipes in Croatia...

De'Ceriaa, Brunei

De'Ceriaa, Brunei

June 18, 2020

This youth-powered cafe tackles guilty indulgences with Indonesian inflections - try the Indomie topped with a triple whammy of a beef patty, fried egg and melted cheese, washed down with sirap bandung cincau.

Illiterati Books & Coffee, Dharamshala

Illiterati Books & Coffee, Dharamshala

May 24, 2020

A cosy cafe filled with books, serving wholesome fare such as soy-sauteed local tofu with mixed vegetables and cashews, burgers with paprika-tinged red bean patties, and saffron-infused coffee-almond ice cream, Illiterati is one of the most popular haunts for visitors to India's Dharamshala, with...

The Other Space, Dharamshala

The Other Space, Dharamshala

May 23, 2020

Searching for inner peace? India's mountain city of Dharamshala can take its toll on the nerves after awhile, bustling with visitors eager to see the permanent residence of the Dalai Lama. Seek sanctuary in the serenity of The Other Space over some paratha with lassi; muesli made with popped amar...

Panorama, Timor-Leste

Panorama, Timor-Leste

March 17, 2020

Perched on a fourth-floor terrace, Panorama promises precisely what its name suggests, overlooking Dili's bay, with a view of mountains and sea. The menu is fairly extensive, with a few interpretations of traditional Timorese fare including a fish broth and fish with 'etu sedok' rice, papaya flow...

Atauro Island Seafood Market, Timor-Leste

Atauro Island Seafood Market, Timor-Leste

March 16, 2020

Every Saturday morning, Atauro Island comes alive with a market where grilled octopus and dried fish draw in the crowds, nearly a two-hour speedboat's ride from Timor-Leste's capital of Dili.

La Terrasse Dar El Jeld, Tunisia

La Terrasse Dar El Jeld, Tunisia

March 12, 2020

Peeking over the rooftops of Tunis, the terraced bar of the Dar El Jeld hotel is one of the best places for a snack and drink in the medina of Tunisia's capital, with local olives, cheeses and wine among the attractions.

The Living Room, Laos

The Living Room, Laos

March 9, 2020

Perched on the fourth floor of Salana Boutique Hotel, The Living Room promises a calm refuge from life in Laos; the bar's specialities include cocktails with Southeast Asian inflections, such as Prosecco laced with the likes of passion fruit, mango or hibiscus essence.