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What NOT to Eat in Asia!

Source Travelling is all about new experiences, meeting new people and trying new food. However, there are some foods that you should stay away from, not because they look strange, taste bad, or make you sick, but because they are made from animals that have been hunted to the brink of extinction. While we may […]

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A Local’s Guide to What to Eat in Bali, Indonesia

Bali has, in recent years, become sophisticated in its selection of dining options.  Whether you choose to eat in local ‘warungs’ or in fine dining establishments, the question of what to eat in Bali is not a difficult one. Food prices vary from ludicrously cheap, with a whole meal and drinks for just a couple […]

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Top 5 Best Fusion Foods in Asia

Asia is known for having some of the best food in the world. Whether you prefer spicy Malaysian curry, healthy Thai salads, or flavourful Vietnamese noodles, this region has something for everyone. Trade and migration between countries, as well as the cultural influences of colonialism, have created many foods that combine the best of both […]

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3 Special Ways to Experience a Culture Through Its Food

Strolling along the streets of Hanoi, Beijing or Bangkok at lunch time, with restaurants spilling out onto the pavements, packed with locals slurping and talking their way through steaming bowls of unpronounceable foods, you’ll learn a simple lesson in local culture. Food, in Asia, is important. In China, “chi fan le ma”- meaning “Have you eaten?”- […]

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7 must-try Hong Kong Street Eats (and 1 to avoid!)

Hong Kong is known as the “World’s Food Fair” for a good reason. As dining out remains a popular pastime for locals, tourists have now taken to the streets to indulge in the huge variety of eating options that range from roadside stalls to world-class restaurants. As Hong Kong is the cultural and economic heart of […]

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Cuisine with a Dash of Culture – 5 Asian Dishes With a Surprising Origin Story

Think chowing down on local eats and exploring history are mutually exclusive? Think again! We dug into five Asian dishes and drinks with a backstory as fascinating as its origin country. Nearly every dish in every country has a little something to say about culture. Great food, after all, doesn’t happen without a big helping of local flavour. […]

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Asian Food Adventures: Eating Singapore

Singapore doesn’t often make it on foodies travel to-do list in Asia, but it should! Our foodie writer reminisces about her own experience eating the best food in Singapore – and what she still has on her food bucket list! Singapore may be small, but she is mighty. From towering shopping malls and sparkling harbour […]

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