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!

Food inspired Asian itineraries

If you want a foodie trip, these are our favorites

$2,900
Activity
Classic
Food & Drink

From beach BBQs to high-end fusion: this itinerary proves that Cambodia has the culinary clout to take on the world.

$2,800
Classic
Activity
Culture & History
Food & Drink
Hands on

This action-packed itinerary is all about full immersion: getting to grips with Malaysian culture by experiencing it first-hand.

$3,800
Classic
Culture
Food & Drink

A gastronomic adventure through one of the world’s great cuisines — from curry to coffee, and from street food to Michelin stars.

$3,500
Classic
Food & Drink

Call us biased, but Japan has the best food in the world — and this trip has the best food in Japan.

$3,700
Activity
Classic
Culture
Food & Drink

Go far beyond pho on this gastronomic adventure – covering Vietnam’s classic destinations with a focus on fabulous food.

$2,800
Classic
Active
Culture
Food & Drink
Scenery

Taste the very best of Laos on this food-focused adventure, showcasing three classic destinations in a fresh (and delicious) light.

Asia's top foodie destinations

Places to experience the best of Asian food culture

Northern Vietnam

Combining canary-yellow French palaces with colorful and chaotic market streets dating back to the imperial dynasties, Hanoi is the place to soak up the atmosphere of old Vietnam.

Southern Vietnam

The yin to Hanoi’s yang, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon to its friends) offers a more internationally minded counterpoint to that northern bastion of tradition — not to mention an exciting base from which to explore Vietnam’s most interesting war sites.

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is a true cultural melting pot, where jade-topped Chinese gates open out onto palm-lined squares, Indian restaurants serve banana leaf curries in marigold-scented alleyways, and old-fashioned Malay villages lie squeezed between the skyscrapers.

Borneo

A wide variety of indigenous and immigrant cultures combine to form Kuching’s unmistakable cultural mélange, expressed not only in its historic architecture and ethnic diversity, but in its legendary laksa, multicolored cakes and freshly blended gourmet coffee.

Malaysia

World Heritage architecture, 130-million-year-old rainforest, world-class street art and a countryside peppered with spice gardens and durian groves: the island of Penang is an intoxicating medley of natural and cultural treasures.

Cambodia

World-famous for its tongue-tingling pepper, sleepy Kampot is the jumping-off point for adventures in Bokor National Park, and a wonderfully chilled-out place to relax for a few days.

Food experiences and tours

Unmissable ways to experience Asian food culture

Kampot
Culture
Food & Drink

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or simply spice curious, you can’t possibly leave Cambodia without a taste of Kampot pepper.

Chiang Mai
Food & Drink

Discover the secrets of growing, harvesting and roasting top-quality tea against the backdrop of the evergreen hills of Mae Tang.

Singapore
Culture
Food & Drink

Each specializing in a single, meticulously prepared dish honed over generations, Singapore’s hawker stalls are so unique they’ve been given heritage status by UNESCO.

Ho Chi Minh City
Culture
Culture & History
Food & Drink
Insider

Sipping a sweet iced coffee at a street-side café is an unmissable Vietnamese experience — but there’s more to it than just a few ground beans and some condensed milk: these days, Vietnam is a bona fide, world-class, bean-brewing pro.

Hong Kong
Food & Drink

Hong Kong’s irrepressible energy doesn’t slow when the sun goes down — it just gets brighter, buzzier and infinitely more fun.

Hoi An
Food & Drink
Hands on
Insider

We've road tested our fair share of cooking classes in Vietnam, and this is one of our favorites.

Japan
Culture
Food & Drink

Can you be a professional at bar-hopping? Some of our Japan team have dedicated years to the art, and this insider’s eating-and-drinking extravaganza is the result.

Hanoi
Food & Drink
Hands on
Insider

If you ask us, there’s no better way to kick off your trip to Vietnam than with this cooking class at the home of Vietnamese MasterChef finalist Chef Ai.

Phnom Penh
Culture
Food & Drink

“You start with crickets and a beer.” That’s Angelina Jolie’s advice on Cambodian street food — but don’t worry, it’s not all about deep-fried tarantulas.

Chef Ai running a market tour in Vietnam

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