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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.
Entei Spa at Beniya Mukayu: zen in nothingness while soaking in Japanese hot springs

Entei Spa at Beniya Mukayu: zen in nothingness while soaking in Japanese hot springs

Japanese onsens, the natural hot springs, have been rebalancing the bodies and minds of the zen cultured island nation for centuries. Many of good health seeking Japanese people, who could afford ...
India: There is more to Goa than parties, hippies and drugs

India: There is more to Goa than parties, hippies and drugs

Goa, one of the wealthiest and smallest states in India, was a Portuguese colony for 450 years until 1961. The centuries-long colonial rule left a strong European cultural influence in ...
Japanese nature in Autumn

Photo essay: Autumnal leaves changing in Japan

Japan is famed for its glorious autumnal transformation when nature brightens up the skies with the colorful leafs ...
Amber: Dutch chef reimagines modern French cuisine at Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong

Amber: Dutch chef reimagines modern French cuisine at Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong

Aesthetic perfection, haute couture ingredients and sleek flavors lie behind the contemporary French cuisine of Amber's head chef Richard Ekkebus, whose effort was awarded two stars in the coveted Michelin ...
Kanda: the art of modern kaiseki in Tokyo

Kanda: the art of modern kaiseki in Tokyo

Kanda is not just a district in Tokyo and a name for one of its subway stations, but also the last name of a Three Michelin stared chef Hiroyuki Kanda ...
Best tea rooms & shops in Hong Kong

Best tea rooms & shops in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known for its eclectic mix of an East-meets-West tea scene. Rather then being a destination for buying tea, the city has been mostly associated with its British-influenced ...
Sushi Yoshitake: the best of sea on land in Tokyo sushi

Sushi Yoshitake: the best of sea on land in Tokyo sushi

Yoshitake is an exclusive member of the coveted club reserved solely for three-Michelin-stared sushi chefs in Ginza. Serving Edo-mae sushi right in front of you, all matching the seasonally changing Japanese ceramics ...
Kikunoi: the most revered kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto

Kikunoi: the most revered kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto

Kikunoi is perhaps the most influential kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto. The cuisine is traditional with a pinch of avant-garde as conducted by its third generation owner/chef Yoshihiro Murata. Inspiring three Michelin-stared ...
The global bubble tea phenomenon: tasty and fun way to enjoy tea in and out

The global bubble tea phenomenon: tasty and fun way to enjoy tea in and out

As with the omnipresent juice bars in the previous decade, at least as numerous as the Starbucks coffee joints, now the world is being splashed with a fun new drink ...
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