Luxury Asian Culinary Holidays with Remote Lands - Newsletter June 2014

13 June 2014
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Luxury Asian Culinary Holidays with Remote Lands

Asia's cuisine is famous the world over, and the diversity between regions is incredibly diverse, from sashimi in Japan to the spicy curries of India and Thailand to the fresh seafood of Vietnam to the Arab-style breads and skewers of Uzbekistan. Asia boasts a rapidly growing range of Michelin star restaurants in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok, many of which are ranked amongst the world's finest, and at the other end of the spectrum, some of the most interesting street food experiences. 

In this newsletter, we embark on culinary tours of Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong, as well as paying a visit to Asia's top-rated restaurant, Bangkok's Nahm. If our ideas make you hungry for travel, email us on [email protected] and we will help plan your own tasty culinary holiday. 

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A Vietnamese Culinary Journey

Vietnam's cuisine is becoming globally popular, and it is no wonder - it is healthy, fresh, tasty, and wide-ranging, with seemingly every town in the country claiming its own unique specialities. Our Culinary Journey takes you all the way from Saigon to Hanoi via Mui Ne, Hoi An and Hue, taking in local delicacies, bustling markets and private cooking classes with local chefs, and staying at luxury hotels such as the Nam Hai and Soiftel Metropole Hanoi. Read more...

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Japanese Art & Culture Tour

Japan boasts one of the world's most exquisite food cultures, driven by the pursuit of culinary perfection. This 13-day journey through Japan's art and culture features a strong food element including a visit to Tokyo's legendary Tsukiji fish market, a kaiseki feast in Kurashiki, and a tea ceremony and sushi fine dining in Kyoto. You'll stay at some of the country's finest properties including the Peninsula Tokyo and in Kyoto either the Ritz Carlton, Hoshinoya or The Hyatt Regency. Read more...

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Busan & Seoul by Night

Night owls and gourmets will love this 8-day trip to South Korea's two biggest cities, as we explore the country's pulsating nightlife and vibrant food & drink culture. You'll get to taste some of Korea's most famous dishes and sample its legendary wines and spirits, as well as visiting some of its most exclusive restaurants, bars and nightclubs - and entertaining the locals by performing karaoke - before retiring to such luxurious properties as the Banyan Tree or Ritz Carlton or Conrad Seoul. Read more...

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Delicious Hong Kong: a Foodie Tour

Hong Kong's dining scene is one of the most incredible in Asia. From decades-old dim sum shops to cutting edge Michelin-starred temples of gastronomy, Hong Kong crams an amazing number of restaurants into its small size, and this 2-day tour will take you to some of the best. You'll visit local markets, street food stalls, traditional family-run shophouses and high-end gourmet restaurants, staying at the cool boutique Upper House, classic Peninsula or Mandarin Oriental or the stunning new Ritz-Carlton. Read more...

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Explosive Thai Food at Nahm, Bangkok

Australian chef David Thompson is one of the world's most renowned Thai food experts, and he has even taught the locals a thing or two about their own cuisine. His Bangkok restaurant Nahm, located in the fabulous Metropolitan Hotel, recently won the coveted top spot in Restaurant Magazine/San Pellegrino's annual Best Restaurant in Asia awards - and it is also a big favourite with our staff and clients alike! Here is an account of our last visit. Read more...

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Private jet holidays

If you’re short of time and don’t want to waste time waiting around for scheduled flights, why not look at chartering a private jet for your next vacation? We specialize in private jet charters throughout Asia, for both personal and corporate purposes.

Amongst the destinations that are ideal for a private jet vacation are the cities of Rajasthan in northern India, Thailand and the countries of Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos), the islands of Indonesia, and China. A two-week holiday for two in Rajasthan or Thailand/Indochina, for example, can be as little as $80,000 on a King Air. Citations, Hawkers, Challengers, Falcons, Gulfstreams and other light to heavy jets are also available in Asia. Please call for further details.

Asia Specialists

Remote Lands is an ultra-luxe private tour operator focused exclusively on Asia. We create bespoke journeys tailor-made to your highly discriminating tastes, optionally by private jet and yacht. We specialize in unique experiences that are difficult to arrange and require extraordinary insider connections with remarkable local people - and open the door to authentic ways of life and deeper insight into the soul of Asian cultures.

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