How to make bubur lambuk (Malaysian spiced congee)

How to make bubur lambuk (Malaysian spiced congee)

The month of Ramadan can be a testing period. With fasting from dawn to dusk, it’s a time of sacrifice, says Farah, our local guide in Kuala Lumpur. “You feel what hunger is like, what thirst is like. It’s reminding you that there are lots of people around the world who...

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The best souvenirs to buy in Chiang Mai

The best souvenirs to buy in Chiang Mai

If you’re coming to Chiang Mai, there’s a good chance you’ll want to spend some quality time at various markets, like the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Warorot Market, and both the Saturday and Sunday Walking Street markets. There will be plenty of handmade goods on display, from jewellery and hand-painted...

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24 hours in: Hanoi

24 hours in: Hanoi

Hanoi is a busy, bustling city that’s guaranteed to excite you — but also maybe overwhelm you, especially if you only have 24 hours to see the sites. To help you navigate the streets from old town to downtown, here’s our guide to making the most of 24 hours in...

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The complete guide to: Phnom Penh travel

The complete guide to: Phnom Penh travel

Once considered the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh (ភ្នំ ពេញ) fell victim to war and upheaval. But today, the city has revived itself with intriguing markets, a charming café culture, and a delicious food scene. If you’re travelling to Cambodia’s capital, this guide will give you everything you need to know about getting...

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The best of Thailand’s secret street eats

The best of Thailand’s secret street eats

No disrespect to all those five-star restaurants out there, but we think the best food doesn’t have to be fine dining — sometimes the greatest meals of your life happen right out on the street, from a push-cart vendor with no name and no address. And when it comes to...

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Why Osaka is every foodie’s dream city

Why Osaka is every foodie’s dream city

Osaka was my first stop in Japan, and it quickly became clear what this place is famous for. Food. And my, was it glorious. I was constantly stimulated by the sights and smells of unrecognisable treats, my eyes and nose darting in different directions, not only in restaurants and supermarkets...

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The complete guide to: Amritsar travel

The complete guide to: Amritsar travel

The largest city in Punjab is probably most well-known as the home to the holiest shrine of Sikhism — the spectacular Golden Temple. It’s well worth spending some time exploring the sprawling complex, but don’t stop there. Amritsar isn’t just about sacred sites (although there are many to explore). The...

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This Delhi tour guide is helping to smash stereotypes about Indian women

This Delhi tour guide is helping to smash stereotypes about Indian women

We met Komal (Komi to her friends) on the Home Cooked Delhi tour for an afternoon feast. The pakora, masala chai, roti, lentils, and various other delightful things we’ve unfortunately forgotten the names of were delicious, but beyond the food, it was the afternoon with Komi that gave us just...

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Bangkok’s best Muslim-Thai food is just steps away from Khao San Road

Bangkok’s best Muslim-Thai food is just steps away from Khao San Road

The matriarch and namesake of Aisyah Rod Dee passed away in late 2016, after running her Muslim-Thai restaurant on Thanon Tani in Bang Lamphu for more than 50 years. It was a sad loss for locals in Thailand, who have long loved the dishes she and her three generations of...

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This woman serves the best spicy fruit salad (tum pollamai) in Bangkok

This woman serves the best spicy fruit salad (tum pollamai) in Bangkok

Nu, the owner of a small fruit stall down an alley off Samsen Road in the Thewet Market area, has a name that translates to “mouse” or “rat.” Not that she’s anything like a timid mouse — her Nu Tum Pollamai stall isn’t known for serving the cheapest tum pollamai (mixed...

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