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Chris Dwyer

Chris Dwyer

Chris Dwyer is a freelance travel and food writer who has been lucky to live on three continents and call Hong Kong home since 2005. With a British passport and Irish heart, he has travelled to 85 countries telling stories for CNN, The BBC, CNBC - and of course T+L Southeast Asia. Fascinated with food and how it mirrors culture, favourite stories include fugu in Fukuoka and dumplings in Tbilisi, ceviche in Lima, oysters in Tasmania - and Havana's hottest Chinese takeaway.

Bait Maryam

Food & Drink

If You Only Have One Meal in Dubai, Make It This Homey Mother-Mother-Daughter Restaurant

Meet the Middle East and North Africa’s Best Female Chef of 2023.

The Tasman: Heritage Bedroom Fireplace

Hotels & Resorts

Review: The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania

If you haven’t been to Tasmania yet, go for the fresh food, fresh air, local wines and adorable animals. Stay? At The Tasman in Hobart.

Four Seasons Kyoto: The scenic pond sets a tone of tranquility


Review: Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

True cultural immersion in the lap of luxury. From geishas to green tea, kimonos to Kim Kardashian, this beautiful property has it all.

Luxury Christmas Experience: Firework at Harbour Bridge, Sydney

Food & Drink

7 Ultimate Christmas and New Year’s Escapes

This holiday season, go big or stay home!

Qatar in-flight meals

Food & Drink

How’s Your ‘Beef or Pasta’ Made? We Visited Qatar Airways to Lift the Lid on In-Flight Meals

At one of the world’s largest airline meals catering facilities, everything is made fresh and by hand: mind-blown.

New Dubai Experiences: Museum of the Future

Food & Drink

10 Best Things to Do in Dubai Right Now

Delicious food, innovative experiences, an adults-only stay – plan the best Dubai itinerary.

Hong Kong Sevens 2022: Hong Kong Rugby Sevens Stadium Fireworks

Food & Drink

Where to Stay, Eat and Drink During the 2022 Hong Kong Sevens, and How to Recover After

A complete guide of all you need to know before, during and after this most unusual Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.

Hong Kong Cantonese Fine Dining Restaurants: Sauteed Lobster Superior Fish Broth by Man Wah

Food & Drink

Our 8 Favorite Cantonese Fine-Dining Restaurants in Hong Kong

Hallelujah for har gow, three cheers for char siu!

Pomelo Cassis Tart with Blackcurrant Diplomat Cream, Metronome

Food & Drink

The Best Restaurants in Manila For a Special Occasion

Manila’s dining scene is currently one of the most exciting in Asia. Six reasons it should top your gastro tourism list.

Bread pancake with buttermilk, ramson and winter truffle

Food & Drink

These Are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2022, as Presented Delightfully by Stanley Tucci

Geranium in Copenhagen tops the list. But can you guess who in Asia made it into World’s 50 Best list 2022?

Singapore skyscrapers at night

Food & Drink

How to Spend 72 Unforgettable Hours in Singapore

The Lion City is roaring back. This maximum-fun itinerary will help you tame it.

Paccheri alla Vittorio, Da Vittorio Saigon

Food & Drink

Da Vittorio Saigon Just Opened and It’s the Most Exciting New Restaurant in Vietnam

We got an exclusive first taste of the triple-starred Italian restaurant’s brand-new incarnation in Vietnam.

Firangi Superstar

Food & Drink

Southeast Asia’s 12 Hottest New Restaurants Worth Flying in For

The region is open, with a world of new restaurants to try this summer 2022.

Uni Toast at Burnt Ends

Food & Drink

9 Dishes You Need to Go to Singapore to Eat Right Now

Food heaven, how we’ve missed you.

Yakifrenchy menu, Clarence

Food & Drink

5 Best New Restaurants in Hong Kong for Spring 2022

Here’s where to eat in Hong Kong right now.

Sustainable Restaurants Hong Kong : Chef Richard best plant-based

Food & Drink

Two-Star Chef Richard Ekkebus Tells Us His Top 6 Sustainable Restaurants in Hong Kong

With a slew of green cuisine awards for Amber, Richard Ekkebus knows sustainable dining.

Amanda Hyndman

Hotels & Resorts

Talking Travel With the General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The grande dame of Hong Kong has a new grande dame in charge. Have a chat with Amanda Hyndman.

Dry January Cocktail Recipes : Maria Do Leste

Food & Drink

7 Cocktail Recipes to Make Us Ditch ‘Dry January’ Early

The start of the year is hard. But cocktails are fun!

Lunar New Year Travel : Genting Dream Cruise


8 of the Most Luxurious Lunar New Year Travel Experiences to Ring in the Tiger Year

Whether you can travel to a distant isle or just across town, these roarsome Lunar New Year escapes will help you channel your inner tiger like the superstar you are.

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.

Food & Drink

T+L Michelin Masters Recipe: Crab and Shrimp Sticky Rice

Who better to share a sticky rice recipe than Danny Yip, the Michelin-starred chef of Asia’s Best Restaurant 2021?

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.

Food & Drink

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.

Hotels & Resorts

5 Eco Bathroom Amenities You Definitely Want to Steal

From handmade locally to organic vegan, these green hotel toiletries come in recyclable or repurposed packages that’ll look great in your Dopp kit. Stealing has never felt so good.

Food & Drink

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.

Food & Drink

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.

Hotels & Resorts

8 of Asia’s Most ‘Bling Empire’ Valentine’s Days

We know travel restrictions mean you probably can’t avail of any of these offers. But here’s a bit of Valentine’s voyeurism into some of Asia’s most extravagant romantic experiences.

Food & Drink

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.

Hotels & Resorts

This Maldives resort has its own COVID-testing machine. And if you’re positive, you stay for free

Soneva Fushi dropped six figures on COVID screener in order to keep its doors wide open with all our masks off.


This Resort Has Manta Rays on Speed Dial

At Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, you’re just one call away from swimming with vast squadrons of manta rays.

Tips & News

This is What It’s Like to Fly Into the Maldives During COVID (VIDEO)

The world’s first nationwide loyalty program launched December 1. Here’s how one of our writers busted out of Hong Kong for the great blue beyond.