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Magic in the Mountains

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The perfect antidote to busy Bangkok, Chiang Mai is a charming blend of old and new with a food scene to die for.

Michelin Reveal Gives a Boost to Thailand’s Culinary Scene

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Latest guide listings for the nation include 441 entries including coverage of the previously neglected region of Issan in the country’s northeast.

Slurping Saigon-Style

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Although regarded as a northern invention, pho is as ubiquitous in Ho Chi Minh City as it is in its spiritual home of Hanoi. Here’s how to achieve broth heaven in Vietnam’s southern hub.

Full of Fire

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Introduced to Korea by invading Mongol armies, fermented rice alcohol (or sool) forms the basis for a range of widely-consumed spirits including the country’s beloved soju.

Asian Venues Raise Bar at World’s 50 Best

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Singapore’s Jigger & Pony leads the pack from the region as prestigious bar rankings are announced in Barcelona.

Chowing down in Cholon

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Duncan Forgan tours the culinary labyrinth of Saigon’s famous Chinatown.

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.