Korean meal

Food & Drink vacations

Asia is a food-lover’s heaven, and there are as many ways to experience it as there are things to try.

In fact, there's a recipe to the perfect foodie vacation — and it all starts (and potentially ends) with a guided food tour. Once that’s under your belt, and you’re fully armed with knowledge of all those local delicacies, you can graze with confidence in the destinations to come. And wherever you go, be sure to take in a little drinks culture, too; whether you wind up at a hipster coffee café in Saigon or delving into Korea's 24-hour bar culture, you’ll soon find that Southeast Asia is home to some of the best people watching places there are.

To truly understand a cuisine, we’ll sing the praises of taking a cookery class to anyone who will listen. Plus, the classes we've handpicked (many of them community or charitable initiatives) are run by some of the best people we know. Tasty and memorable!

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Unmissable ways to experience Asian food culture

Street art in Penang

Dim sum & street art tour

Penang

George Town’s street-art scene was born in 2010, when 52 steel artworks appeared around the city. When “Lithuanian Banksy” Ernest Zacharevic added eight murals in 2012, it cemented its reputation as one of the trendiest street-art destinations in the world.

In between mural-hunting, this tour will have you chowing down on Cantonese dim sum and browsing the produce at Chowrasta Bazaar - the market that's been keeping Georgetonians in preserved nutmeg and pickles since the early 1800s. Combining traditional food with cutting-edge street art, this is a fantastic (and delicious) introduction to George Town’s glorious cultural mish-mash.

Peramakan food

Peranakan cooking class

Malacca

Peranakan (or Baba Nyonya) culture is a fusion of Chinese and Malay traditions, and nowhere is it more deliciously expressed than in its cuisine – of which Malaccans are rightly proud.

A combination of Cantonese cooking techniques blended with native Malay ingredients, Peranakan dishes include laksa (spicy noodle soup), otak-otak (fish wrapped in banana leaf), and make liberal use of coconut milk, galangal, tamarind, lemongrass and kaffir lime. Under the expert tutelage of local chef Nancy, learn to prepare, serve and garnish your own traditional home-cooked meal in true Baba Nyonya style.

Chef Ai running a market tour in Vietnam

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