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The Cheapest Michelin 3 Stars
Anko, MO Bar

Food & Drink

These Are the 50 Best Bars in Asia for 2022

If you weren’t in Bangkok this week, you missed a really great party.

Hasu, Den

Food & Drink

These Are Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2022

Chefs met to celebrate their peers at the first in-person Awards in Asia since 2019. T+L was there live in Bangkok.

Yanagita Distillery shochu distillery

Food & Drink

Why Shochu Should Be Your New Favorite Drink

We head to Miyazaki, shochu mecca, for a distillery tour or three and a bit of casual drunken archery.

50 best bars 2021

Food & Drink

These Are the 50 Best Bars in the World in 2021

Can you guess which country has the most bars on the 50 Best list in 2021? Hint: Cocktail culture is roaring back in this Asian capital.

fugu fish; blowfish

Food & Drink

How to Eat the Poisonous Blowfish That’s the Most Dangerous Japanese Dish

Chefs must apply for a specialized license to prepare fugu fish.

foodie Christmas gifts

Food & Drink

The T+L Guide of Gifts for the 12 Foodie Days of Christmas 2021

Counting down this festive season’s most luxurious food and drink gifts.

roku kyoto; lxr hotels

Hotels & Resorts

Review: ROKU KYOTO, the First LXR Hotel in Asia

This design-forward, boutique-feeling new hotel is an immersive Japanese luxury experience.

michelin masters

Food & Drink

T+L Michelin Masters Recipe: Braised Beef Short Ribs

Chef Akira Back of Seoul’s Michelin-starred Dosa has a slew of modern Japanese restaurants around the world.

Food & Drink

T+L Michelin Masters Recipe: Onigiri

From Japan, two-Michelin-starred chef Yoshihiro Narisawa teaches us to make onigiri, and explains why this is a recipe of love and comfort.

white truffle season

Food & Drink

Why All We Want to Eat Right Now Are White Truffles

It’s white-truffle season! Here are some of the best places to indulge in Asia.

world's 50 best 2021

Food & Drink

These Are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2021

Noma’s second iteration takes the crown and Asia claims 8 slots.

Food & Drink

A Gourmand’s Guide to the Best Food in Niseko

The land of Japan’s most famous powder also has an insanely tasty culinary culture.

what is wagyu beef

Food & Drink

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.

Inspiration

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.

Food & Drink

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.

Shop

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.

Tips & News

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.

Food & Drink

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

When in doubt, donut it out.

Inspiration

The Essential Guide to Taking on Tokyo Like a Local

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

Inspiration

Catch the Best of Kyoto in Bloom

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

Food & Drink

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.

Food & Drink

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.

Food & Drink

Textura

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

Food & Drink

Sushi Shin by Miyakawa

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

Making magical at Tempura Tarojiro.

Food & Drink

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.

Food & Drink

We Went to Japan For A Citrus-Focused Tour

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

Food & Drink

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.

Food & Drink

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.

Food & Drink

6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

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

Food & Drink

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.

Food & Drink

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.

Food & Drink

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.