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What Is Wagyu Beef? A Japanese Master Explains The World’s Most Luxurious Steak

Wagyu beef must be a specific breed and have traceable ancestry to be classified as the world’s most luxurious steak.

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Visit Doha, Travel to the Future. Here’s Why Qatar Is Calling Us.

Cutting-edge architecture, commitment to arts and sustainability… A visit to Doha appeals to all the senses.

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Why Eating Your Way Through Istria Should Be Top of Your Travel Bucket List

Croatia’s low-key Istrian peninsula is a melting pot of cultures—bringing the best of each to the menu.

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What Is Hainanese Western Food, and Why Are We Obsessed With It?

Rooted in the melting-pot history of Singapore, Hainanese Western food is a must-try for traveling foodies.

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8 Most Scenic Restaurants in Asia

From the depths of the sea to the top of the world: come for the food, stay for the unbeatable views.

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The Best Restaurants in NYC Right Now, According to T+L Editors

From tried-and-true favorites to hip new openings… to an omakase cooked in your kitchen.

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We Ate at the World’s Best Restaurant, Mirazur, in Singapore—Even Though It’s in France

A pandemic can’t stop super-chef Mauro Colagraco from world domination.

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The 6 Best New Restaurants in Hong Kong

These sensational new restaurants take us on a fascinating flavor tour. Book now.

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Yes, You Can Go Truffle Hunting in Asia-Pacific. Here’s Where and When

Sniff out our guide to some of the world’s best truffle hunts, from France and Slovenia to China and Tassie.

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Hire a Friend From This Tokyo Hotel to Show You the City’s Secret Haunts

Secret bars, tiny restaurants, cultural gems — there’s nothing like roaming Tokyo with a local.

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This Might Be the Sexiest Chocolate-Chip Cookie Recipe in Asia

Bangkok’s favorite bakery shares its CookieClimax secrets in honor of Chocolate-Chip Cookie Day.

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This Awesome Natural Playground Is Australia’s Next It Destination

Doesn’t the “Tropical Far North” sound so breezy and romantic? Here’s why we’re headed for Cairns.

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Tokyo’s Newest French Fine-Diner Is a Delicious Dance Between Chef and Somm

Come for the Michelin-starred chef’s innovative menu; stay for the rare champagne trolley.

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We Got an Exclusive Invite to Hong Kong’s Newest Private Members’ Club

Carlyle & Co. is run by Rosewood. Check in with us—and CEO Sonia Cheng.

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The World’s 50 Best Is Now Honoring Chefs Who Use Their Restaurants to Do a World of Good

The first Champions of Change awardees include Deepanker Khosla of Bangkok’s Haoma.

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Let Us Now Appreciate These Hotels Eliminating Food Waste in Cool Ways

High-end hotels are installing high-tech solutions to make their kitchens—and our meals—more sustainable.

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Why Tasmania Is the Perfect Pandemic Destination

Down under the land down under is a gorgeous island offering offbeat adventures.

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Celebrate Pride With These Delicious Rainbow Recipes and Cocktails

Pride is better with snacks, trust us.

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This Tiny Beach Town in Sri Lanka Has One of Asia’s Best Bars

The south coast of Sri Lanka is one of our favorite places in Asia, and this adorable, community-minded surf town is a prime example of why.

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Review: The Upper House’s New André Fu Suite + Salisterra Restaurant

Hong Kong’s quintessential boutique hotel has just unveiled a gorgeous sprawling suite named for its iconic designer, and a Mediterranean restaurant where you’ll be FOMOing every dish.

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13 New Things to Eat, See, Drink, and Do in Hong Kong Right Now

Craft beer, ballet, brunches both drag and Japanese… We can’t wait for summer in Hong Kong.

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These Are the 10 Hottest Tables in Sydney

Despite the lockdown last year, Sydney’s dining scene has flourished during COVID.

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The Best Restaurants in Manila to Help You Travel Around the World

These international restaurants in Manila will transport you, whether you’re ordering delivery meals during lockdown or dining in on your next trip to the Philippine capital.

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3 New Omakase Restaurants in Singapore to Add to Your List

These Japanese restaurants in Singapore are bringing the ohhhh! to omakase.

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These Are the Hottest Tables in Saigon Right Now

Celebrated chefs Peter Cuong Franklin and Hoang Tung are leading the way in the always-tasty city’s fine-dining evolution. Here’s how the Covid era has given Saigon’s top kitchens more room to play.

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The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s New Club Floor and Japanese Restolounge Are the Places to Be in Town

You can find us in the club: sipping Ruinart and eating robata in Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s slick new additions.

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This Map Shows the Cheapest Michelin-starred Restaurants Around the World

The map features Michelin-starred meals for as low as US$25.

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These 5 Restaurants Let You Travel Around Asia Without Leaving Singapore

The best part about melting pots is that our taste buds need never get bored. Here are some of our favorite places in Singapore to eat authentic cuisine from elsewhere in Asia.

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Asia’s 50 Best Got More Woke with the Essence of Asia Restaurant List 2021

Street-food stalls, mom-and-pop shops, plant-based menus and community activists. We can’t eat in fancy restaurants every night—and this new list proves why we don’t want to, either.

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6 of Singapore’s Most Mindful Meals to Eat Now

From climate change to community, these Singapore restaurants are tackling the big issues by supercharging our diets with healthier, eco-friendly, morally minded meals. They’re also delish.

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This Company is Hoping to Insert Insects into our Diets

Picture it: you’ll finish that sweaty workout with a satisfying slug of… bug juice?

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Even the Glass is Greener This St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of the Emerald Isle, we raise a toast to the greenest, most conscientious brewers in our region. Because what’s St. Patrick’s Day without green beer?

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6 Plant-Powered Recipes from Hong Kong’s Top Kitchens

We asked chefs to share their delicious vegetarian recipes for you to make at home.

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7 of the Most Scrumptious Plant-Based Meals in Hong Kong

These Hong Kong restaurants are tempting our tummies with delicious new veggie menus. Consider this your kale to action.

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Drink Green: These Are the Most Sustainable Bars in Southeast Asia

These bars reduce, reuse and recycle, plus replant the rainforest on the path to delicious drinks. Here are a few lessons in eco-mixology, complete with climate-conscious cocktail recipes.

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Get Your Boho On in This Adorable Osaka Neighborhood

Boutiques, cafes and a sense of creative community percolate through the meandering alleyways of Nakazakicho in Osaka.

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Lucky 7 Valentine’s Dinners to Help You Get Lucky

If home is where the heart is, these restaurants around our region really set ours aflutter. Here are 7 of our favorite fine-dining spots that deliver Valentine’s Day to your door.

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On the Hunt for Southeast Asia’s Best Peking Duck

In the run-up to Lunar New Year, we fete everyone’s favorite Chinese imperial dish. These are the tastiest Peking ducks in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

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This New Thai Restaurant Takes Mom’s Cooking to the Next Level

Front Room in Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has reopened with comfort classics that’ll warm your soul.

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This is (Probably) the Most Expensive Menu in Singapore Now

Two-Michelin-star Shoukouwa’s new En menu is a whopping S$650 (before drinks and taxes). Is it worth it?

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When Room Service Means Masterchefs and Mixologists

Hotels are bringing restaurant service and bar vibes into your suite. So you can drink, social-distance and forget about the dishes.

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Scientists Have Been Aging Wine in Space — and 12 Bottles Are Back on Earth and Ready to Drink

Cheers!

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This Street is Singapore’s Newest Foodie Mecca

As Singapore’s Chinatown has exploded with great global gastro options, Stanley Street has debuted four of the hottest tables in town.

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3 of the Best Bloody Mary Recipes in Asia

January 1 isn’t just New Year’s Day; it’s Bloody Mary Day. We’re here to help you nurse that massive hangover from last night — or, let’s be honest, all of last year.

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Retox, Detox, Repeat: Trying A Hangover IV Drip After the World’s Booziest Brunch

A new restorative IV-drip bar in the middle of an actual bar means you’ll never have to fear that boozy brunch again.

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McDonald’s Newest Burger is Made With Spam and Oreos

It’s only available in China.

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Festive Season Is Very Merry Indeed at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

From high tea to champagne toasts, this grande dame knows how to celebrate in style.

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These are Our 5 Favorite Pizzas in Singapore #TLASIAPIZZAWEEK

This exhaustively researched list of the best pizza in Singapore features both quick’n’sleazy slices and gourmet pies.

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THESE ARE OUR 5 FAVORITE PIZZAS IN MANILA #TLASIAPIZZAWEEK

Sure, the pineapple pizza might be the statistical top-seller in the Philippines but these 5 boutique pizzerias offer artisanal pies that elicit a “chef’s kiss.”

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These Are Our 5 Favorite Pizzas in Shanghai #TLAsiaPizzaWeek

Regardless of where you stand on the polarizing pineapple debate, you’ll be hard pressed to find a resident of Shanghai who disagrees that it has a real pizza scene bursting with flavor.

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These Are Our Favorite Pizzas in Hong Kong #TLAsiaPizzaWeek

We’re kicking off this new five-day holiday we just made up with our five favorite pizzas in Hong Kong.

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Some of Bangkok’s Top Chefs are Throwing the Ultimate Dinner Party on Koh Samui

Craving some together time, festive feasting and baller beaching? Book this new private-villa foodie extravaganza.

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Our Guide to Singapore Festive Feasting

Here are our picks for the most delectable holiday dinners in Singapore.

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This Luxury Resort Is Just One More Reason Why Phu Quoc Is Perfect for Families

Sun, sand and the warm hospitality of the Mövenpick Resort Waverly Resort Phu Quoc—what more do you need?

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A Roadtrip in Search of Thailand’s Best Khao Soi

Khao soi and Royal Enfields combine for the perfect breath-of-fresh-air roadtrip in northern Thailand.

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Why Malaysian Culture is Best Expressed Through Its Food

A mash-up of Malay, Chinese, European, and Indigenous influences, Malaysian food was fusion cooking before foodies started using the word.

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10 Lesser-Known Spanish Tapas to Try

Discovering a country, site by site, bite by bite: Tapas.

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9 New Cookbooks to Transport You Around the Globe

Be transported by this season’s new cookbooks—without ever leaving your kitchen.

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We Go Vegan for a Week at Soneva Kiri in Honor of World Vegan Day (Video)

Spoiler alert: We didn’t even miss fish during the vegan “sushi” omakase.

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Some of Australia’s Best Wine Is Surfing the Organic Wave

Drive the new Margaret River organic wine trail and bliss out on biodynamics.

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These Are the Hottest Tables in Thailand Now

French, Italian, Spanish and Thai. The five hardest reservations to get in Thailand today vary in all ways but their utter deliciousness.

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Singapore’s Hottest Table Is a Tiny Eight-Seater That’ll Blow All Your Conceptions of What a Restaurant Should Be

Whet your Appetite for star chef Ivan Brehm’s super nerdy, border-crossing, culture-merging, artsy, moody community hub. Oh, you can eat there, too.

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Travel Back in Time at these Adorable Old-School Eateries

Across Southeast Asia time-capsule cafés and bars provide a glimpse of—and a reassuring anchor to—neighborhood diners in simpler times.

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Toast to International Gin & Tonic Day with These 3 Recipes From A Few of Our Fave Bartenders

Everyone knows gin-and-tonic is good for you. But have you ever considered what a truly global invention it is?

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Lockdown May Be Over, But the Restaurant Industry is Still Hurting—Here’s How to Help

Starved of customers since March, the restaurant industry is in dire straits. These local initiatives around the region are hoping to help out.

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Add These 5 New Restaurants to Your Hong Kong Eating List

Hong Kong’s best new restaurants serve up the world on a plate.

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This New Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Phuket Takes Locavore to the Next Level

Grow your own veggies, cuddle ducklings and eat fresh from the earth at a new farm-to-table restaurant by five-star resort Trisara in Phuket.

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Where to Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay in El Nido, Palawan

No longer just a transit point, El Nido Town and its neighboring beaches are coming into their own.

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Chef’s Table: Lennox Hastie’s 5 rules for cooking with fire

The modern master of grilling shares his tips on how to barbecue like a boss.

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4 Fancy Dim Sum Spots in Hong Kong That We Love

Hong Kong’s top tables keep us hungry for more with their ever-changing takes on beloved Cantonese fare.

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How to Pair Natural Wine with Vegan Pasta

A more Earth- and body-friendly version of the heaven-sent combo you love.

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The Meatchop Butcher & Spirits

This stylish steak mecca brings laid-back Brooklyn vibes to Bangkok’s CBD.

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Durian Cream and Butter Cheese—5 Krispy Kreme Flavors Around Asia

When in doubt, donut it out.

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The Essential Guide to Taking on Tokyo Like a Local

Enter your next Tokyo trip as an in-the-know local.

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Catch the Best of Kyoto in Bloom

A whirlwind trip to Kyoto ponders the ancient, the new and the impermanent.

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How Lockdown in Bangkok Gave Me a Renewed Appreciation for Local Restaurants

With malls and bars closed during lockdown, we deepened our love for local eating in Bangkok.

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Our Editor Gets a Lesson in Cooking the Perfect Steak (Video)

“It’s like butter.”

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Rediscovering Singapore’s Local Restaurants After Lockdown

How lockdown deepened our love for local eating in some of Southeast Asia’s foodie hubs.

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Your First Fine-Dining Meal Post-Pandemic Should Be at This Neo-Indian Restaurant

Each dish on their transportive tasting menu is not only stick-to-your-bones good, but also uses ingredients from their urban garden and upcountry farm.

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5 Bartenders Around the Region Share What They’ve Been Drinking at Home

Happy hour lives on.

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This Recipe for Pad Thai Will Cure All of Your Quarantine Woes

Classic Thai comfort food from one of the country’s most beloved Michelin-starred chefs, Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn

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Escape to the Philippines With This Recipe For Bicol Express Chicken

Food might be our favorite way to escape outside our homes these days. Here, a writer muses about the Philippines’ region of Bicol and offers her recipe on zesty Bicol Express Chicken.

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The T+L Guide to Japanese Wine

Japanese viticulture might seem new and strange, but Koshu grape-cultivation has been around for centuries. We take a tasting tour of a wine country you’ve probably never considered.

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Where to Drink in Ipoh, Malaysia

Once a blip on the radar between KL and Penang, Ipoh now has a bar scene to rival that of both cities.

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Jakarta’s Food Scene is on the Rise

A strong metric for charting regional capitals is by the sophistication of their food scenes. We loosen our belts and makes a case for the heretofore underrated Indonesian metropolis.

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This Fine Diner is Making Sure Nobody in Bangkok Goes Hungry

Chef DK of Haoma is serving thousands of meals a days to jobless people and families in Bangkok.

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Asia’s 50 Best Straight to Your Doorstep

Here’s how to eat at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, even if you’re under lockdown.

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These are the Most Absurdly Delicious Dishes We’ve Eaten Recently

Quarantining has the T+L staff daydreaming of many things (social interaction?) but especially these dishes.

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Boost the body and mind at these Bangkok Eateries

At the new Mövenpick BDSM Wellness Resort, healing starts with nutritious, delicious meals at Khum Hom and Tamarind.

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3 Maldivian Resorts Perfect for Foodies

At these opulent resorts from Crown & Champa, the dining is just as stunning as the scenery.

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A Gastro-Tour of Manila

On a food-driven tour of Manila, we uncover a few new takes on Filipino food, cooked up by the city’s most innovative restaurants.

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Nahmyaa

Elegant Thai food with serious flavor at COMO Yamu Point.

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Reasons to Travel in March

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

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The Grand Reawakening of Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

A colonial time capsule in Siem Reap offers old-world pomp infused with authentic Cambodian flavor.

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These Bartender-Recommended Regional Spirits are the Souvenirs You Should Actually Be Taking Home

Rojak gin? Fancy Thai rum? Bring these bottles home instead of the elephant print pants.

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Crowning Jewels at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Whether you need a full evening’s fantastic agenda or a just few special hours, Bull & Bear steakhouse, The Loft and The Champagne Bar shine bright like three diamonds above Bangkok.

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Chef Ian Kittichai Is Giving Regional Thai Dishes a Well-Being Boost

At Khum Hom, the restaurant at the Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the chef is radically rethinking the cuisine.

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Our Favorite New(ish) Bar Openings

From a funky wine spot in Hong Kong to a bar inspired by Indian heritage in Singapore, these are the new spots where you’ll probably find us drinking these days.

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The New Taste of Saigon

Stepping out of the shadows of French fine dining, a new guard of visionary young chefs is capturing the city’s culinary zeitgeist.

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A Historic Tasting Binge in Luang Prabang

Often squeezed out by the cuisine of its neighbors, Laos offers its own menu worth exploring, we go on a historic tasting binge in Luang Prabang.

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Getting a new and memorable view of dynamic Hong Kong

This electric city—with its beloved mix of good eats, commerce, history, culture and nature—has been centered on the sea for centuries. Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong offers an easy access, upscale stay where there are seriously no bad views.

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How to have a spirit-calming cultural immersion in Seoul

Some places just scream “cool”, others do it with a casual whisper. Seoul, with its historic nooks and enviable style, is the rare place that does both. Ensconce yourself in chic city living that stays rooted in the culture at Andaz Seoul Gangnam.

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Bangkok’s Multi-Stellar Michelin Masters

The long waiting lists at these restaurants are worth the wait.

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Textura

Spain meets Sichuan in Tokyo’s central business district, where chef Hirofumi Saito opened Textura earlier this year.

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Sushi Shin by Miyakawa

The first Tokyo outpost of Hokkaido’s Michelin three-starred Sushi Miyakawa has touched down in the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo.

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1919

If you’re craving Italian aperitivo with Sunday-session sharing plates, the new eatery from prolific Bangkok restaurant group Foodie Collection is the place to settle in.

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Samrub for Thai

The maestro who’d been running the line at Nahm for years, chef Prin Polsuk, has been teasing our palates with pop-ups of his deeply researched, forgotten Thai-cookbook recipes. Now he’s settled into his own space, a tiny chef’s-table, open-kitchen restaurant hidden within like-minded locavore 100 Mahaseth.

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Crimson Room

With a mini amphitheater in the middle of the city, the team behind award-winning Rabbit Hole has turned the speakeasy trend on its head— or just taken it back a century, to the Jazz Age.

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Mia

Don’t let the awesome wallpaper fool you. On the wide-ranging menu at the city’s new Instagram darling, the tastes more than match up to the aesthetics.

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Siri House

Finally, a place that transitions seamlessly from day to eve. The clubby Siri House invites you in from breakfast right through midnight.

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Cé La Vi

Perched on Nan Shan’s 48th floor is Cé La Vi, a ritzy rooftop lounge attracting the city’s young, hip and well-heeled like bees to a nine-meter-long copper-clad bar.

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The Tavernist

Occupying the 12th floor of the recently opened Kimpton Da’an hotel, restaurant-slash-bar The Tavernist offers yet another reason to venture around this district after dark.

Making magical at Tempura Tarojiro.

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This Is How To Eat Your Way Through Osaka

How can you not love a city where they revere their culinary traditions high and low as much as they warmly welcome visitors from near and far? Stephanie Zubiri makes a whirlwind gustatory visit to Osaka that takes in a temple to world-famous Japanese beef and a bar themed on cannel mackerel.

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Lunch with a View at Mahanakorn Bangkok SkyBar

Bangkok’s newest sky-high venue has just opened for lunch on the 76th floor of the Kingpower MahaNakhon building.

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Taipei’s Food Scene Heats Up

With a group of young, wildly creative chefs leading the way, the Taiwanese capital is emerging as Asia’s buzziest culinary destination.

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We Went to Japan For A Citrus-Focused Tour

Squeezed into whisky or steeped in a bath— Japanese citrus works its magic on us.

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Change is Brewing: The Women Who Are Transforming Asia’s Craft Beer Industry

Craft beer isn’t the sole domain of men anymore. Across Asia, trailblazing female brewers are transforming the industry.

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Menus as Magnets at St. Regis Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, a city that loves to eat, you’re measured by the quality of your menus. Rather than rest on its pedigreed laurels, the new St. Regis debuts with two ambitious restaurants that already boast guest-books full of regulars.

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Bar Hopping in Manila’s Poblacion Neighborhood

Shaking off its polarized rep—too seedy, or too snooty—Manila’s nightlife has now staked out an edgy middle ground awash with bars fueled as much by refined menus as free-flow fun.

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Here’s What It’s Like To Eat At Singapore’s Most Expensive Restaurant

At S$450 a head, newly opened Nordic restaurant Zén easily tops the list of most expensive restaurants in Singapore—and the region.

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Indian Accent

Chef Manish Mehrotra turns Indian comfort food into haute cuisine. His menu is often fusion-y (fluffy kulcha breads come stuffed with bacon or Camembert) but in a way that’s creative, not gimmicky.

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Maziga

This stylish restaurant in Clarke Quay takes an innovative, playful approach to regional cooking, with dishes like wok-fried paneer tacos and bhatti murgh tikkas served in Mexican style quesadillas.

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Charcoal Bangkok

Kebabs take center stage, with melt-in-your-mouth meats, veggies and paneer served in a bright, modern setting. Eat all you can at their smart Sunday brunch, or come at night to try their India-inspired cocktails, crafted to complement the flavors of the tandoor.

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An Eating Tour in Hong Kong With a Food Writer and Her Michelin Three Starred Chef Husband

Where do food writer Juliana Loh and her head chef husband, Guillaume Galliot, of the Michelin three-starred Caprice at the Four Seasons, dine out in Hong Kong? From cheap eats to high-end, the foodie couple serves us some of their favorites in the city.

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Butter and Bubbles Are Aplenty at This Restaurant That Boasts Bangkok’s First Michelin Three-Starred Chef

An ambitious new restaurant boasts Bangkok’s first Michelin three-starred chef on the floor—and up in the clouds.

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Exploring Hue One Bite at a Time

Vietnam’s last dynasty may have built extravagant monuments around its imperial citadel, but Lester V. Ledesma says the enduring monarchic influence is found in the food of the commonfolk—the banh Hue.

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ANGLO JAPANESE BEER (ABJ)

Co-founder Livesey and company take a traditional German gose (a salty/sour beer) and mix in sake ingredients and local peach to create a distinctly Japanese beer rooted in German traditions.

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Magpie Brewing Co.

Pizza-and-beer pioneer Magpie helped make craft beer a thing in South Korea with its pale ale, an easy-drinking brew with hints of apricot that seven years on is still its most popular.

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6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

Asia’s craft suds scene keeps getting better. Craig Sauers checks in with six exciting breweries using local flavors and ingredients to push beer boundaries.

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Heart of Darkness

Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s seminal novel, John Pemberton turned his homebrewing hobby into a full-time profession in 2015. Vietnamese beer hasn’t been the same since.

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Young Master

If Hong Kong’s craft beer is finally getting the global attention it deserves, thank Rohit Dugar. His brewery Young Master has continually pushed the boundaries since opening five years ago. Now, the brand hosts an international beer festival and boasts a huge barrel-aging program that produces some wild creations.

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Taihu Brewing Taiwan

Taihu might be Asia’s most progressive brewery. The bathrooms are gender neutral, for starters, and when it comes to beer, head brewer Winnie Hsu is as relentless in her devotion to quality as she is in her rejection of traditional boundaries.

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Saigon, One Cocktail at a Time

Young, discerning cocktail drinkers and single-malt connoisseurs are raising the stakes in Vietnam. Connla Stokes sips his way to the source of this intoxicating tale.

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Winter Warmers in Hokkaido

Japan’s most northerly island isn’t just for thrill-seekers. Julian Ryall bypasses the ski slopes for three distinct tastes of the prefecture’s best booze.

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This five-star Vietnamese retreat makes dinnertime a family affair

They may have no Michelin stars, they might not rank on any best- restaurant lists, and, well, they’re not even trained as chefs, but the cooks who in infiltrate the kitchen twice weekly at The Anam Cam Ranh have something even more special to offer: a heaping portion of motherly love.

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DRAFT LAND

“We make cocktails for people who usually order beer,” says Angus Zou, the brains behind Draft Land. After building a name for himself at Alchemy, a trailblazer in Taipei’s speakeasy scene, he opened this taproom in 2018 to take the fuss out of ordering a mixed drink.

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STAFF ONLY CLUB

Like most speakeasies worth their salt, the first rule of Staff Only Club was, “do not tell anyone.” But good news travels fast, and soon after opening late last year, this members-only club became Taipei’s worst-kept secret.

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ROOM BY LE KIEF

This tiny cocktail kitchen in buzzy Da’an district actually serves up a full culinary experience. In his space of dimly lit booths around a stage-like bar, owner Seven Yi takes guests on a two-hour tasting journey.

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Skai Bar

On the 70th floor of Swissotel, The Stamford, the heights that offer killer views act as a metaphor for the theme of elevation that divides the 12-cocktail menu into the categories of sea, rainforest, high desert and alpine. Salty sips Samphire and Buckthorn Cliff change to fruity and herbal gems such as The Shaman (which […]

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Mo Bar

Mandarin Oriental Singapore’s sophisticated bar has a beguiling cocktail list inspired by the flavors and cultures in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea.

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Idlewild

Fly high in this live-music bar decorated with golden-age-of-travel paraphernalia, including a cabinet of curiosities featuring rare and exotic spirits (go ahead, ask for a tasting shot). Bartender Andy Griffiths has a few kitchen shenanigans up his sleeve.

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B Bar

Don’t let this bar’s western outskirts address nor its hidden location in the wine-and-spirits section of a supermarket deter your hunt for it. From toasted sesame seeds in honey lining the glass of a Beehive to a bee smoker sending delicate sandalwood wafts into the Rhubino cocktail with tart rhubarb notes, bar manager Anton Gornev […]

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Smoke & Mirrors

What you see is not what you get at this rooftop bar with smashing sunset skyline views. New head bartender Jorge Conde conjures up flavor illusions such as a clear Bloody Mary and his weirdly delicious Dali’s Self Portrait, which completely befuddles your mind about the typical Manhattan, as he makes his twist on it […]

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Madame Fan Bar

Border-jumping tipples and nibbles with an Oriental twist is the mission statement from Italian-Filipino mixologist eye-candy Davide Boncimino. Shoot for the unorthodox (Not) Classic PBJ concocted from peanut butter fat–washed Glenfiddich whisky and caramelized kumquat liqueur, which comes with a bamboo tray of three smoked chocolate-coated macadamia nuts and chili puree.

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IB HQ

Industry veteran Kamil Foltan and his wife Zurina Bryant run this lab- bar on the upper floor of a shophouse, spinning odd, local ingredients such as curry leaves, bananas and jackfruits into brilliantly balanced drinks that leave a lingering, often unforgettable, aftertaste.

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JAM At SIRI HOUSE

Sour-cream potato chips, sesame oil and burnt butter are just some of the homey ingredients lending their whiffs to the cocktail list of JAM restaurant and bar in chichi Dempsey’s lifestyle space Siri House.

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6 Southern Thai Foods You Need to Try

It’s famous for coconut curries and burning spice, but southern Thai food goes beyond the massaman and khanom jeen classics. From Chumphon down to Songkhla, we try six other specialties with influences from Chinese migrants to neighboring Malaysia.

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Unmanning the Bar: 5 Women Shaking Up Asia’s Bar Scene

Meet some of the cool women shaking things up in Southeast Asia’s best drinking dens.

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A heritage row in the former Burmese capital gives us food envy

Lined with crumbling fin-de-siècle buildings, Rangoon’s Pansodan Road transports visitors back to the former capital’s colonial yesteryears. But now, on-trend restaurants are breathing new life into the heritage edifices that once housed government offices and banks.

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This Macau restaurant has no menu, and that’s exactly why you should go

When Macau’s shiny new Zaha Hadid–designed Morpheus hotel opened last year to great fanfare, Yi restaurant sidled into the property’s 21st- floor, glass-walled skybridge, quietly but confidently positioning itself as one of the most innovative Chinese fine-diners in the city.

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These New Singapore Bars Are Mixing Up Some Seriously Creative Cocktails

From saucy to wacky, cleverly concocted cocktails are bringing kitchen techniques behind the bar.

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Hong Kong’s Fine-Dining Vegetarian Scene Offers Food for Thought

Hong Kong may love its meat, but these fine-dining chefs are planting the seeds to a green revolution, making high-end vegetarian and vegan menus that offer food for thought.

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A Royal Revival in Lao Cuisine

Famous for dishing up award-winning Thai cuisine, the chef at the helm of Michelin-starred Paste Bangkok has ventured to the other side of the Mekong, offering reimagined takes on the traditional royal cuisine of her Lao heritage.

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8 Bangkok Restaurants Redefining a Genre

We’re just going to come right out and say it: Bangkok’s dining scene has never been more delicious or compelling than it is right now.

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Inside Tokyo’s Hidden Restaurants

It takes an expert to find some of Tokyo’s finest restaurants, which is why we asked photographer Shinsuke Matsukawa to take us on a visual tour of covert izakayas and tempura speakeasies.

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3 Singaporean Distilleries Serving Up Unique Gin Flavors

By Shamilee Vallu. MOVE OVER, SINGAPORE SLING—new twists on gin have edged out the tourist go-to as the nation’s de rigueur drink. Local bars such as Native infuse gin with everything from matcha to laksa leaf, while others, like Atlas (with its staggering 1,000-plus labels), build menus around their sizable collections of mother’s ruin. Now, […]

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Bann Bar & Cuisine

Downtown’s artsiest little cocktail bar is an eclectic affair. You might catch a stand-up comedy act, live band, or simply a DJ playing mellow electronica melodies on the higher, seventh floor—that’s also the ideal spot to enjoy sundowners with a cooling breeze coming off the Saigon river.

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Banh Da Cua Di Ly

The interior might be rather sleek and modern but you’re coming for the best of Haiphong’s street-food scene at this family-run restaurant up the stairs at 103 Dong Khoi.

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Sake Central Saigon

Wander up the well-lit staircase at 59 Dong Du to find this modern haven of sake and small plates with a shared-table concept.

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Red Door Cafe

Duck through the art arcade at 151 Dong Khoi (never mind the cheap knickknacks and ersatz Klimts), head down the hallway and turn right, then walk up to the third floor to find Red Door, where a discerning crowd of coffee lovers confabulates over cold brews and drip pours.

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How to Pub-Crawl Like a Local in Sydney

Millers Point, a dockworker enclave that dates from the early 1900s, is a character-filled neighborhood best explored by touring its bars.

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Melting Pot Sydney Cooks Authentic and Nouveau Asian with Aplomb

In Australia, immigration, largely from Asia, is a hot-button issue. What isn’t in contention: the Asian culinary culture here flourishes.

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A New Era in Kuala Lumpur

As Malaysia goes through a political shake-up, the capital is rippling with change. With an influx of luxury hotels and experimental, proudly Malaysian restaurants, plus a community of small bars adding cool spots to spend the night, Eloise Basuki finds it is now worth lingering in Kuala Lumpur.

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Front Room

For this fresh Thai fare with a Danish accent, little is lost in translation.

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100 Mahaseth

This über-sustainable nose-to-tail proves just how many tasty ways you can skin a cow.

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Funky Lam Kitchen

Two princes fulfill their culinary destiny with a hipper-than-thou, hotter-than-many, hill-country restaurant that gives old Laotian and Northern Thai recipes a decidedly modern update.

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Saawaan

Take a hearty trip through Thailand via a tasting menu brimming with delicious dishes we’d like to see a la carte. (The duo of female chefs at the helm is a fab added bonus.)

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Le Du

Delicately engineered plates starring local, seasonal produce are dreamed up by a celebrity chef who traffics less in “twists” than whiffs—call it, the edge of Thai.

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Sorn

Following the trail of history to old village recipes from soldiers and subsistence farmers made these southern boys an instant hit.

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Spinning Straw into Gold at 80/20

With a fresh revamp and a reorientation to tasting menus, one of the city’s secret faves is stepping out of the shadows.

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A new legend at Hanoi’s grande dame adds extra buzz to the capital

The Sofitel Legend Metropole has long been the go-to dining hub for high-society Hanoi.

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This May Be Saigon’s Hottest Suburb

A once-sleepy suburb of Saigon is coaxing art lovers, shoppers, and even the scenesters and socialites away from downtown.

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The Hottest Dining Spots in Newly Michelin-Minted Guangzhou

The Michelin Guide may have only just set its stars on this foodie port of southern China, but Cathy Adams finds a city that has long been loved for its hot plates.

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5 Michelin-Recommended Dishes in Bangkok You Can Actually Afford

Michelin Guide inspectors trawled the city for its best fine dining, but they also recognized 35 Bib Gourmands—good value, consistently quality meals. Several holes-in-the-wall made the list, teeing up a great primer on Bangkok street food. Here are five of our favorites.

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4 Bangkok Rooftop Bars With Killer Views

The Southeast Asian City of Angels definitely looks its best from high up in the sky. Soak in the stellar panoramas from these stylish watering holes.

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7 Terrific Meals in Singapore

There is not a more quintessential dining experience in the city than pulling up a plastic chair to tray full of food at a hawker center. Here, our abridged guide on what to order from the plethora of tasty plates dished out at these colorful outdoor food centers.

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5 Chef-Driven Eateries in Manila

Young chefs in the Philippine capital are whipping the local food scene into a frenzy with their cool restaurants.

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Dining and Driving Through Central Vietnam

Vietnam’s narrow waistline is bursting with indigenous dishes and inviting eateries. Duncan Forgan dines and drives from Hue to Danang to Hoi An.

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These Are the 3 Tastiest Chinese Cuisines You Probably Haven’t Considered

You think you know Chinese? This massive country of gourmands dishes up as many different cuisines as they have dialects. Here are 3 great regions to feed the dragon.

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3 After Dark Gems in Kuala Lumpur

From snazzy cabaret clubs to street vendor-dessert inspired cocktails, Mark Lean trains his beer (or margarita) goggles on Kuala Lumpur’s evolving bar scene.

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4 Asian Craft Beers You Need to Try Now

Catching the spirit of collaboration, Asian breweries are teaming up with bold beer hounds, artisanal chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and more to produce some serious suds.

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5 Unforgettable Dishes You Have to Try

Whether they’re served in a bar, a humble street restaurant or a Michelin-worthy gastronomic temple, some specialties are worth seeking out no matter where in the world they may be.

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Snap Shot: Coffee and a Slice of History

A retro cafe in the heart of the city is just one reason verdant Dalat evokes the romance of old Vietnam.

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A Gourmand’s Guide to Yunnan, China

Mushrooms make up merely the first few hundred reasons a gourmand will gorge on Yunnan. Save some space for yak bacon, fresh-baked bread and a bevy of Chinese cheeses.

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Sofitel Phokeethra Phnom Penh

When the Sofitel Phokeethra Phnom Penh opened its doors in early 2011, it became the first five-star hotel to open in the capital city since the 1990s.