Gourmet Traveller

Asia

Travel the world in search of the ultimate gourmet destinations discovering the many unique flavours that make up an area’s culinary identity...

  • Grand Designs

    Isfahan Grand Designs

    Affectionately referred to as ‘half the world’, Isfahan’s rich culture, cuisine and unmatched elegance are making it a drawcard as the city opens up to travellers. Philip Sweeney explores the city’s faded grandeur, picnic culture and renowned hospitality.
  • Hidden Wealth

    Malaysia Hidden Wealth

    Once the country's tin-mining capital, Ipoh is Malaysia's 'city of millionaires'. Although it's not visible on the surface, the city is a vault of culinary tradition and treasure trove of history, says Michael Raffael.
  • At The Edge Of An Empire

    Cameron Highlands, Malaysia At The Edge Of An Empire

    In Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands, carpets of tea, strawberries and lavender sit amid vestiges of British rule. Beneath a swirling cloud forest, Michael Raffael samples its richly rooted cuisine
  • The Desert Pearl

    Doha, Qatar The Desert Pearl

    Steeped in the legends of ocean-going traders and pearl merchants, Doha has the food and drink worthy of its mystique. Rosemary Barron explores its sweeping port, elegant squares and quiet backstreets, which stand starkly against the new
  • The Ari Cats

    Ari, Bangkok, Thailand The Ari Cats

    The hipsters are beating a path to Ari, a Bangkok residential district turned hotspot for dining out, street food, drip coffee and food entrepreneurs, says Annica Wainwright
  • Chaat Show

    Indore Chaat Show

    One of India’s fastest-growing cities, Indore goes to work on its stomach. Michael Raffael hits the road, sampling the ubiquitous street food of this emerging powerhouse
  • In The Melting Pot

    Istanbul In The Melting Pot

    Straddling two continents and staying true to both, Istanbul has an enviable culinary kudos. Eclectic street food, new-wave cooks and coffee thicker than the fog on the Bosphorus all ignite the senses for Michael Raffael.
  • Sweet Like Kandy

    Sri Lanka Sweet Like Kandy

    Tuk-tuks honk in the tropical heat, zipping past markets heaving with guava, coconuts and chillies. Kandy, Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, encapsulates the heart of this far-flung island – and heading into the surrounding Hill Country, Marc Millon finds empire-era tea estates steeped in calm.
  • Chinese Takeaways

    Beijing Chinese Takeaways

    In Beijing, great food is far from ‘forbidden’. Here you can take a tour of traditional cuisine and myriad duck dishes, then taste the changes as chefs update the classics and embrace new Western ideas, says Alex Mead.
  • Breaking Bread

    Jerusalem Breaking Bread

    Jerusalem has long been a city of traditional tastes, but heartening alliances across sectarian divides are now giving a modern twist to its seductive and diverse cuisine, says Clarissa Hyman.
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