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Asia’s Best Hotel Bars With a Twist

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From a subterranean hideaway inspired by French art deco to a sleek lounge dominated by a giant fine-art mural, here’s a selection of some of the more characterful hotel bars around Asia.

Flour Power

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An unexpected visitation in the 16th Century by Portuguese sailors blown off course by the weather kicked off a craze for baking in Japan that endures to this day.

A Beginner’s Guide to Korean Cuisine

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Once overlooked, the spicy, fermented flavors that fuel the peninsula’s culinary traditions are now grabbing the attention of a wide audience.

Spice of Life

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Kampot pepper from Cambodia is one of the most prized ingredients in Southeast Asia and is finally earning wider appreciation from foodies around the world.

High Times

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Thailand’s decision to legalize marijuana has led to a cannabis frenzy in Bangkok as weed is utilized in everything from creative cuisine to massages.

Impeccable Tastes

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Bangkok’s fine dining scene has emerged from the pandemic bloodied but unbowed. Here are some of the newer tables you might want to check out on your next visit to Thailand’s capital.

Chinatown in Your Hands

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Fantastic food, atmospheric markets, and a clutch of hip new venues make one of Bangkok’s oldest enclaves a joy to discover.

Top Glass

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Phnom Penh’s fledging high-so bar scene was devastated by the pandemic. But many of the city’s best luxury venues are thriving again.

Good Things Brewing

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Bhutan might be an unlikely place to find a flourishing craft ale scene, but the Himalayan kingdom is establishing itself as a worthy location on the world beer map.

The Perfect Day in Bangkok

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Here’s how to get the most out of a few hours in Thailand’s charismatic capital

The Force of Pho

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Hanoi’s beloved beef noodle soup has evolved from its mystery-shrouded origins to become a potent symbol of nationhood. Duncan Forgan takes stock of its elevated status in Vietnam’s capital.

Full of Beans

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Most people visit the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos for its verdant patchwork of waterfalls and landscapes. But crowds are starting to come for something different: a cup of its specialty coffee