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The mysterious sophistication of the Orient has always indulged in its penchant for luxury. China’s might, Japan’s restraint and India’s reluctance define the patchwork of the region.
The Best Thai Restaurants in Bangkok now

The Best Thai Restaurants in Bangkok now

The best Thai food in Bangkok today is found on its streets, in private residences and luxuriantly restored old houses. My selections were co-curated with my local, food-savvy, designer friend ...
Photo essay: Autumnal beauty and poetry of Kyoto

Photo essay: Autumnal beauty and poetry of Kyoto

The autumnal beauty of Kyoto stirs the inner naturalist in any one of us. It is poetic and by far my favourite season to be in the former imperial capital ...
King's Joy Beijing: new wave vegetarianism swell in China

King’s Joy Beijing: new wave vegetarianism swell in China

The new wave vegetarianism (sushizhuyi) swell in China lures celebrities and middle-class intelligentsia of Beijing to King’s Joy (in Chinese Jing Zhao Yin). Lucratively staged inside siheyuan, a traditional courtyard residence ...
Nishikawa kaiseki Kyoto: sharing culinary tradition with an artist and host

Nishikawa kaiseki Kyoto: sharing culinary tradition with an artist and host

On the same axis of the Kodai-ji Temple Nishikawa calibrates the balance of traditional ryotei cuisine with a casual and social ballast to the iconic, yet serious three Michelin star Kikunoi ...
Kumano Kodo: finding the ethereal spirit in the Japanese forest

Kumano Kodo: finding the ethereal spirit in the Japanese forest

Animist, buddhist and shintoist confluence of peaceful coexistence is awakened on the Kii peninsula of Japan. For more than a millennium, ancient pilgrimage routes have, like ropes of hope, connected ...
Grassroots Pantry: creative Earth-friendly dining in Hong Kong

Grassroots Pantry: creative Earth-friendly dining in Hong Kong

Grassroots Pantry attracts savvy foodies seeking delectable organic, plant-based and sustainable dining in Hong Kong. The vegetarian chef cum owner Peggy Chan strongly believes that "healthy eating doesn’t have to ...
Farm to table soba at Tamawarai Tokyo

Farm to table soba at Tamawarai Tokyo

Eating Japanese soba noodles at Tamawarai Tokyo is a slow food act with a Michelin stared attentiveness to quality. For most Japanese eating lunch at a sobaya is a rushed experience in any ...
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong

Joel Robuchon does not need any introduction for a majority of food connoisseurs… ...
Best Japanese tea rooms in Tokyo

Best Japanese tea rooms in Tokyo

Serious tea lovers but also occasional tea-to-tellers may find handy my concise guide to Tokyo's most noteworthy tea rooms and shops… ...
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