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The countries of Asia offer the visitor an assault on the senses in the most delightful way. This is a continent where hi-tech modern cities sit alongside ancient historical buildings and rich cultural heritage. The food of Asia is always exciting – so many ingredients and so many new flavours to enjoy. Each country – and indeed regions within each country – have so many delicious dishes to offer the hungry traveller.



  • Mekong Meanderings
    The Mekong river has so many things to see – the beautiful landscapes it has shaped, the wildlife that live in and around it, and the bountiful food it supplies Continue reading
  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat and Other Temples
    The remarkable temples of Angkor Wat date back several centuries to the Khmer empire. Here’s our guide to visiting Angkor Wat. Continue reading
  • Kratie Dolphins in Cambodia
    Kratie (pronounced Kra-cheh) is a laid back town in Northern Cambodia, right on the mighty Mekong river. It’s a small town that you can easily walk around and has some sights to enjoy. The most notable are the very rare freshwater Kratie dolphins, a small group of which live in the river close to the … Continue reading


  • Happy New Year of the Rabbit
    Year of the Rabbit begins 22nd January 2023 and celebrations will ensue.  Like many festivals all over the world, such as Diwali, Eid and Easter, Chinese New Year is derived from the lunar calendar and is celebrated with food, family reunions and festivities.  The animals associated with the years are based upon the Chinese horoscope. All twelve signs of … Continue reading
  • Temple of Heaven, Beijing
    The Temple of Heaven is a must-see attraction in Beijing, comprising beautiful buildings set inside a lovely park. Continue reading
  • Chinese Spring Festival – Happy New Year!
    Lunar New Year is the most important date in the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated not only in China but many other South East Asian countries. Although it is usually known as Chinese New Year in Western countries it is more commonly known as Chinese Spring Festival at home. Like many festivals all over the … Continue reading
  • RECIPE: Baked Sea Bass in Parchment
    Recipe: Baked Sea Bass with Ginger, Garlic and Spring Onion, a dish traditionally served at Chinese Spring Festival – New Year. Continue reading
  • Film Review: The God of Cookery (食神 1996)
    God of Cookery Director:  Stephen Chow Sing Chi (周星馳) Country:  Hong Kong Cuisine: Chinese / Cantonese Film Rating 6/10Foodie Rating 5/10 The world of food is tough in more ways than one. The bourgeois rich insist on the distinctive, the unique and the best and are willing to pay for it, whilst the poor survive … Continue reading









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