Essential food guide to Asia

Discover the best food Asia has to offer; from Michelin Star restaurants to classic dishes straight from the experienced chefs and cooks on the street, our guide has it all. Whether you’re looking for the elegance of Japanese sushi or want try the rich, indulgence of Korean Barbecue, Asia has it all and more. Select a destination below and explore the best food destinations these Asian cities have to offer.

  • Seoul

  • Hong Kong

  • Osaka

  • Singapore

  • Taipei

  • Bangkok

  • Penang

  • Hanoi

  • Shanghai

  • Bali

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Cheong-Nyun Tteokbokki | Seoul

Pair a busy underground Seoul shopping experience with a local food joint situated within Go to Mall. This popular restaurant specialises in fresh fried shrimp, rice cake and rice balls. Order the Ddeokbokki, a popular Korean street snack made from fresh fish cake, soft rice cake and sweet red chilli sauce.

What is special about the Ddeokbokki here is that unlike the usual thick red chilli paste that Ddeokbokki is usually cooked in, this is served in more of a spicy soup broth. Expect tables to be bustling with locals, and to be greeted by eager waiters ready to take and process your order before seating you.

Address

1-9 Banpo-dong,
Seocho-gu,
Seoul,
South Korea

Contact

+82 2-537-0167

Opening Times

11am - 8:30pm Daily

Average Price

Rice Cake: $3.70
Fried Shrimp: $2.50 - $8.70
Rice Ball: $1.80 - $2.50

Tosokchon Samgyetang | Seoul

Situated near Gyeongbokgung station this restaurant has a well-established reputation for serving the best Ginseng Chicken Soup, or Samgyetang in Seoul. Indulge your senses in this famous traditional dish or browse the menu to feast on their variations of fresh free-range Korean chicken, or seafood pancake prepared in ginseng, and/or a variety of other herbs and spices. In addition to the food enjoy dining in a traditional Korean house (Hanok) where the former president of Korea Roh Moo-hyunhair frequently did so. As per traditional custom take off your shoes before entering and don't be surprised for it to be quite busy during lunch time.

Address

5,
Jahamun-ro 5-gil,
Jongno-gu,
Seoul

Contact

+82-2-737-7444

Opening Times

10am - 10pm Daily

Average Price

Most dishes $18, including their famous Gingseng Soup.

La Yeon | Seoul

With a sophisticated interior and stunning views of downtown Seoul, "La Yeon" has been praised for bringing true fine dining to the Korean capital. Located on the 23rd floor of The Shilla hotel you can expect only the highest quality of seasonal and local ingredients to be used. The restaurant offers four different set menus of Korean cuisines of varying price and size that ranges from chargrilled pork belly to Korean beef sirloin and braised seasonal fish. The evening is concluded with the serving of Korean tea and dessert, along with optional wine pairings. Don't miss out on this elegant Korean fine dining experience.

Address

Hotel Shilla,
249 Dongho-ro,
Jung-gu,
Seoul 100-856

Contact

+82 2 2233 3131

Opening Times

12pm - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10pm Daily

Average Price

Lunch: set($120 - $210)
Dinner: set($185 - $285)

Gwangjang Market | Seoul

Feast on Korean local street food at Gwangjang Market, one of Korea's largest traditional markets. With over 100 years of history this market is a must go to for quality silk goods, linen bedding, hand-made goods and authentic local Korean street food. Be sure to try the Bindaetteok here, a fried Korean style pancake and snack that is made with mung beans, green onions, peppers and kimchi.

Address

88 Changgyeonggung-ro,
Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa),
Jongno-gu,
서울특별시
South Korea

Contact

+82 2-2267-0291

Opening Times

9am–11pm Daily / closed on Sunday

Average Price

2.85$ - 7.50$ per plate

Gusto Taco | Seoul

While you’re in Seoul why not give this popular family owned Mexican restaurant a try by dining in one of their two branches, one close to Sangsu Station and the other in USAG Yongsa. Gusto Taco is sure to satisfy the taste buds with its endless menu delights that include fresh in-house made corn tortillas, nachos, quesadillas and burritos that are all available in meat, seafood, vegetarian or kid friendly options.

Address

146-6,
Sangsu-dong,
Mapo-gu,
Seoul,
South Korea

Contact

+82 2-338-8226

Opening Times

11:30am–10pm Daily / closed on Monday

Average Price

Main appr. $7.5

Gaon | Seoul

Indulge your senses and dine at this acclaimed three Michelin star Korean restaurant that is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of Korean food and international food culture. Treat yourself to a space that serves high-end and refined cuisines whilst honouring Korean aesthetic values. The fresh seasonal ingredients are served in custom-designed GwangJuYo ceramic vessels and are available in private dining rooms only.

Address

M Floor Holim Art Center,
317 Dosan-daero,
Gangnam-gu,
Seoul

Contact

+8225459845

Opening Times

5:30pm–11pm Daily
Closed on Sunday

Average Price

Dinner: set ($223 - $310)

Noryangjin Fish Market | Seoul

Calling all seafood lovers to Seoul's oldest and largest indoor seafood market, Noryangjin fish market. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with over 700 vendors selling their daily catches from fishing ports all over Korea, this market will not disappoint. Just remain calm and try not to get too overwhelmed with deciding what type of seafood (sea scallops, frozen tuna, king crabs etc.), how you want to buy it (frozen, fresh, live) and whether you want to take it away or have it prepared and cooked at the market. It is highly recommend sacrificing some sleep to witness the fierce buying and selling at the markets 01:00shellfish auctions, followed by the fresh and live fish auctions and the arrival of fresh seafood from the docks and the merchants preparing the new catches.

Address

674 Nodeul-ro,
Noryangjin 1(il)-dong,
Dongjak-gu,
서울특별시 South Korea

Contact

+82 2-2254-8000

Opening Times

24/7

Average Price

around 24$ - 50$ per person

Mugyodong Bugeokukjib | Seoul

"Bugeogukjip" takes pride with its long history of being regarded as one of the most notable restaurants in Seoul. Don't be put off by the fact that the menu only offers dried Pollack (fish) soup as you are free to serve yourself basic side dishes such as kimchi and have unlimited servings of rice. You will enjoy a hearty meal at a low price that is delivered to your table in minutes and whilst the restaurant’s design and menu may be simple the quality and traditional cooking methods make it worth the visit.

Address

100-180 38,
Eulji-ro 1-gil,
Jung-gu,
Seoul

Contact

+82-2-777-3891

Opening Times

Weekdays 7am - 8pm
Weekends, holidays 7am - 4pm

Average Price

appr. $12.5

Pierre Gagnaire | Seoul

Located on top of the 35th floor of Lotte Hotels New Wing this two star Michelin restaurant is a must visit if you are looking for a contemporary and luxurious fine dining experience. Adorned with Murano chandeliers and gold trim walls the restaurant offers unique and artistic French cuisine in a set lunch and set dinner variation. The ingredients are 80% sourced locally and are prepared by using innovative and diversified cooking methods. Pair your meal with a choice of more than 250 labels from the wine cellar display.

Address

1 Sogong-dong,
Jung-gu,
Seoul,
South Korea

Contact

+82 2-317-7181

Opening Times

Lunch 12pm - 3pm
Dinner 6pm - 10pm Daily

Average Price

$420 for the full menu

Jyoti Indian Restaurant | Seoul

If your craving some Indian and Nepalese dishes than look no further than "Jyoti Indian Restaurant". The restaurant is known by locals and tourists for their high quality mixture of Indian and Nepalese food, reasonable prices, authentic interior and excellent service. Located near Sinchon Station and Yonsei University in the North West area of Seoul this place is a must visit.

Address

6 Sinchon-ro 20-gil,
Nogosan-dong,
Mapo-gu,
Seoul,
South Korea

Contact

+82 2-703-3535

Opening Times

11:30am–10pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $16 for a curry

Mong Kok Road | Hong Kong

With a large number of meat dish options available on Mong Kok Road, it is the perfect location to visit for meat lovers looking to get their fill. There are a number of various dishes you can find in the stalls around here such as; shumai-and-ball combo, offal, even solidified cubes of blood, gizzards, intestines, and kidneys on a stick.

Address

Mong Kok Rd,
Mong Kok,
Hong Kong

Opening Times

Depending on stands

Average Price

Plates appr. $2.7

Duddells | Hong Kong

The sleek and stylish design that accompanies the artistic craft of the food here provides you with the perfect environment to enjoy a meal with friends and family.

Address

Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion,
1 Duddell St,
Central,
Hong Kong

Contact

+852 2525 9191

Opening Times

Thursday 12pm–12am
Friday 12pm–1am
Saturday 12pm–1am
Sunday 12–11pm
Monday 12pm–12am
Tuesday 12pm–12am
Wednesday 12pm–12am

Average Price

$376 with wine

Mott 32 | Hong Kong

This award winning beautifully designed interior restaurant makes equally high standards of the food they deliver. Embracing unique flavours from around the world, Mott 32 implements innovative cooking techniques with ethical ingredients sourcing in order to bring the best of Hong Kongs cuisine. Other signature dishes are inspired from Beijing and Szechuan foods of which the recipes have been passed down generations.

Address

Standard Chartered Bank Building,
4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central,
Central,
Hong Kong

Contact

+852 2885 8688

Opening Times

12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–11pm Daily

Average Price

$63 - $370

Fa Yuen Street | Hong Kong

A less busy and chaotic street food area, Fa Yuen Street is filled with stalls that are laden with fresh and exotic fruit and vegetables. Foods include; rambutan, yangmei, salak and pitaya. This colourful street will also refresh your thirst with an array of jucies, sugar cane, and coconut milk available to have pressed by small little machines.

Address

156 Fa Yuen St,
Mong Kok,
Hong Kong

Opening Times

11am–9pm Daily

Average Price

Plates appr. $9

Sevva | Hong Kong

Inspired by Hong Kong's vast cultural diversity Sevva ensures diversity in the kitchen. Authentic regional chinese and Hong Kong dishes are Sevva's specialities whilst also taking inspiration from European cuisines.

Address

Prince's Building,
PRINCES BUILDING,
25/F,
10 Chater Rd,
Central,
Hong Kong

Contact

+852 2537 1388

Opening Times

Thursday 12pm–2am
Friday 12pm–2am
Saturday 11am–2am
Sunday Closed
Monday 12pm–12am
Tuesday 12pm–12am
Wednesday 12pm–12am

Average Price

Lunch $82 - Dinner $145

Tim Ho Wan | Hong Kong

Opened by Chef Mak Kwai Pui, Tim Ho Wan has made a name for itself by not only delivering consistently premium quality food to earn itself a befitting Michelin Star, but also the most affordable of its Michelin rated peers. Renowned for their Dim Sum that they make with a perfectly enticing texture that has a crumbly and fluffy exterior, whilst the sweet salty pork is oozing on the inside.

Address

Shop 72,
G/F,
Olympian City 2,
18 Hoi Ting Road,
Tai Kok Tsui | Olympian City Mall,
Hong Kong,
China

Contact

+852-23322896

Opening Times

10am - 9:30pm Daily

Average Price

$72 - $216

Bute Street | Hong Kong

Stalls along here serve traditionally made takoyaki, where you can see your octopus and scallion balls being prepared in front of you. Other dishes to be sure to try here are the shumai.

Address

Bute St,
Mong Kok,
Hong Kong

Opening Times

Depending on stands

Average Price

Plates appr. $21

Blue Butcher | Hong Kong

Blue Butcher has scoured the world for the best beef in order to deliver the most premium cuts of steak for you. In the Coastal Galician mountains, found were the sustainably raised Rubia Gallega cattle, near the Bay of Biscay. This quality cattle is prepared using a custom made iron plancha to ensure maximum surface area is in contact with the heat. This ensures that the perfect maillard caramelisation of the rich beef is seared, making for a mouth-watering experience to anyone who tastes it.

Address

108 Hollywood Rd,
Tai Ping Shan,
Hong Kong

Contact

+852 2613 9286

Opening Times

Thursday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–11pm
Friday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–11pm
Saturday 12pm–3pm, 6pm–11pm
Sunday 11am–3pm
Monday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm
Tuesday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm
Wednesday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–11pm

Average Price

$72.5 - $145

22 Ships | Hong Kong

This tapas restaurant was opened by Michelin star chef Jason Atherton and is aptly named, located on the quaint ship street in Wan Chai. The menu has been created to bring unique flavours across an assortment of small dishes. With touches of modern and vintage tastes which can be enjoyed inside or al fresco.

Address

22 Ship St,
Wan Chai,
Hong Kong

Contact

+852 2555 0722

Opening Times

6pm–11pm Daily / 12pm-10pm on Sunday

Average Price

$36 - $73

Caprice | Hong Kong

This very glamoursly decorated restaurant has been done so with a very sleek and royal design. A stunning view of the harbour below can be seen from outside the window on one side, whilst the open kitchen of 25 chefs skillfully prepare your food serving it in as elegantly aesthetical way as you can imagine.

Address

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong,
8 Finance St,
Central,
Hong Kong

Contact

+852 3196 8888

Opening Times

12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm Daily

Average Price

$90 - $216

Creo-Ru Takoyaki | Osaka

Whilst having a stroll along Dotonburi, don’t miss out on Creo-Ru, home of unique takoyaki combos. Their takoyaki poached egg set caught attention immediately due to the taste of egg yolk, onions and fish flakes blended so harmoniously together. Definitely not to be missed.

Address

1 Chome-6-4 Dotonbori,
Chuo Ward,
Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 542-0071,
Japan

Contact

+81 6-6212-9195

Opening Times

11am–12am Daily

Average Price

appr. $4-$7.

Matsusakagyu Yakiniku | Osaka

Matsusaka Yakiniku M specializes in Matsusaka beef, which is sourced south of Osaka. Often compared to Kobe beef in quality, Matsusaka beef is associated with many of the same legends as its more famous cousin. Matsusaka Yakiniku M offers more than a dozen cuts of this delicious beef that diners sear and season on table top grills. The ‘DX Platter’ is particularly popular and it includes 6 different cuts of Matsusaka beef and assorted grilled vegetables. The meat can also be ordered à la carte, with English menus available that thoroughly explain the differences between the various cuts of beef.

Address

1-1-19 Nanba,
Chuo Ward,
Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 542-0076,
Japan

Contact

+81 6-6211-2917

Opening Times

Wednesday 5pm–12am
Thursday 5pm–12am
Friday 5pm–12am
Saturday 12pm–3pm, 5pm–12am
Sunday 12pm–3pm, 5pm–12am
Monday
(Vernal Equinox Day)
5pm–12am
Hours might differ
Tuesday 5pm–12am

Average Price

$71 - $96

Koryu | Osaka

Koryu in Kitashinchi, Osaka, is a Michelin 3-star traditional Japanese restaurant where impressive dishes are served in lacquered wooden trays. Seats are difficult to book so be prepared. Chef Matsuo's meal is often described as "sublime" and "excellent". Koryu serves a multi-course meal, consisting of about 10-12 dishes in which the chef has implemented his own creative ideas while preserving the classical spirit of traditional Japanese cuisine.

Address

Japan,
〒530-0003 Osaka Prefecture,
Osaka, Kita Ward,
Dojima,
1 Chome−5−1,
エスパス北新地

Contact

+81 6-6347-5660

Opening Times

6pm–11:30pm Daily
Closed on Sunday

Average Price

Lunch or Dinner 222$

Kuromon Market | Osaka

Kuromon Ichiba is one of the most well known central food markets in Osaka.

And while it’s the type of place that could be quite touristy, the market still remains pleasant and pretty quiet (though busy). Whislt there, don't forget to try the Sesame Mochi. A great snack in-between meals. Don’t be afraid to try the samples of each flavour outside the shop before deciding on the flavour!

Address

2 Chome-4-1 Nipponbashi,
Chuo Ward,
Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 542-0073,
Japan

Contact

+81 6-6631-0007

Opening Times

9am–6pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $9 per dish

Endo Sushi | Osaka

This tiny eatery that sits within Osaka Central Fish Market has been in operations since more than a century ago. Small and cosy, the space sits no more than twenty at a time. The menu is simple and direct. Four combinations of 5-pc sushi (¥1,050/$13) each for you to take your pick, but you can let the chef know what you prefer and dislike, and he’d tweak the variety accordingly for you. Be prepared as Endo Sushi can be very tricky to find within the market.

Address

1 Chome-1-86 Noda,
Fukushima Ward,
Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 553-0005,
Japan

Contact

+81 6-6469-7108

Opening Times

5am–2pm Daily / closed on Sunday

Average Price

appr. $13 for a set of 5 sushi

Fujiya 1935 | Osaka

This beautiful Spanish restaurant holding three Michelin stars, was founded in 1935. Chef Tetsuya Fujiwara is the fourth generation of his family to man the stove at this restaurant in central Osaka. The set lunch and more extensive dinner menu are populated with a mix of innovative and more refined contemporary dishes, which change with the seasons.

The simple décor contrasts beautifully with the vibrant colours and stunning presentation of Fujiwara's dishes, some of which are served at the table by the chef himself.

A fine selection of Spanish and Italian wines match the food perfectly, while staff are praised for their professionalism and humour.

Address

2 Chome-4-14
Yariyamachi,
Chuo Ward,
Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 540-0027,
Japan

Contact

+81 6-6941-2483

Opening Times

12pm–1pm, 6pm–8pm Daily
Closed on Sunday

Average Price

The set lunch price is $93
(with a 6% added service charge),
and dinner is $185
(with a 8% added service charge)

Kushikatsu | Osaka

Kushikatsu, also known as kushiage, is a form of traditional Japanese street food made up of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat. Kushikatsu comes in all shapes and forms and can be made with chicken, pork, seafood and even seasonal vegetables. They are served on bamboo skewers after being coated in egg, panko breadcrumbs and then deep fried in vegetable oil. They can be eaten on their own or with a tonkatsu sauce. The best place for you to find those is definitely in the Shinsekai neighborhood.

Address

1-6-4 Dotonbori,
Chuo-ku,
Osaka

Contact

+81 6-6213-8101

Opening Times

11:30am - 10:30pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $24

Ichiran Ramen | Osaka

This is the one of the best ramen in Japan. There's only one branch in Osaka, so expect to queue up! The good news is the place is open 24 hours a day.

The first thing you'll need to do when you get here is purchasing your ramen ticket at the vending machine and fill in a form to say how you'd like you ramen (strong or soft noodles, spicy or not, with/without onion, etc...). the place is made of 20 seats in a row and all of them are individual.

Address

Japan,
〒542-0084 Osaka Prefecture,
Osaka,
Chuo Ward,
Souemoncho,
7−18

Contact

+81 6-6212-1805

Opening Times

24/7

Average Price

From $9.50

La Cime | Osaka

La Cime is a two-star Michelin restaurant where every dish is small but exquisitely presented. The French plates here are all made from locally sourced products, and the menu here is also seasonal, ensuring the unbeatable freshness of every dish. The duck liver pâté is extremely well seasoned and flavorful, and there is a large list of French wines which pair perfectly with any of the meals.

Address

Japan,
〒541-0048 Osaka Prefecture,
Osaka,
Chuo Ward,
Kawaramachi,
3 Chome−2−15,
瓦町ウサミビル

Contact

+81 6-6222-2010

Opening Times

12pm–3:30pm, 6:30–11pm Daily
Closed on Sunday

Average Price

Up to $334
(for a meal for two with glass of wine and tax)

Mizuno | Osaka

Opening in 1945, just after the end of World War II, Mizuno is the oldest Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) restaurant in Osaka. Among its dishes, you cannot miss their Yamaimo-yaki (Yam Okonomiyaki), which has been its most popular dish for a very long time. The natural sweetness of yam goes well with thick pork and vegetables on the pancakes, creating the unique flavor of Mizuno’s Okonomiyaki.

Address

1 Chome-4-15 Dotonbori,
Chuo Ward,
Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 542-0071,
Japan

Contact

+81 6-6212-6360

Opening Times

11am–10pm Daily

Average Price

$17 - $25

Hong Lim Market | Singapore

Hong Lim is a street market and a bit of a dark horse amongst the more well-known food markets. A favourite of many locals but not always known to the multitude oftourists in Singapore. One of the recommended stalls are; Tuck Kee Ipoh Ho Fun, which is known for their shellfish dishes, such as the Crayfish Horfun, Ah Heng Curry Chicken Bee Hoon Mee.

Address

531A Upper Cross Street,
Singapore 051531

Contact

+6562255632

Opening Times

11.30am - 5.30pm Daily
Closed on Sunday

Average Price

appr. $10

Whitegrass | Singapore

Whitegrass offers a different type of dining compared to what you'll be familiar with in Singapore. Chef Aisbett shows off his interpretation of modern Australian cuisine with an Asian twist. The interior is also wonderfully decorated with shades of pink and turquoise green amongst fresh flowers and paintings.

Address

#01-26/27 Chijmes,
30 Victoria St,
Singapore 187996

Contact

+6568370402

Opening Times

Wednesday 12pm–2pm, 6pm–9:30pm
Thursday 12pm–2pm, 6pm–9:30pm
Friday 12pm–2pm, 6pm–9:30pm
Saturday 12pm–2pm, 6pm–9:30pm
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 6pm–9:30pm

Average Price

Two options are available:
5 courses at $170, or 8 courses at $265

Joël Robuchon | Singapore

The Joël Robuchon Restaurant is a world renowned restaurant and is in fact Singapore's first three star Michelin restaurant. With the interior decorated in an elegant and luxurious art deco style fashion. An ever evolving French culinary menu will have you spoilt for choice before you've even decided on having any of the over 1,000 different wines available.

Address

26 Sentosa Gateway,
Hotel Michael,
#01-104 & 105,
Resorts World Sentosa,
Singapore 098138

Contact

+6565777888

Opening Times

Wednesday 6pm–10:30pm
Thursday 6pm–10:30pm
Friday 6pm–10:30pm
Saturday 6pm–10:30pm
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 6pm–10:30pm

Average Price

The Dinner Menu is priced at $$248, $298, $348
for the “Menu Appetit”
$498 for a full tasting menu

Newton Food Centre | Singapore

Newton Food Centre has recently reopened after renovation throughout, giving the centre a more premium look. The new look comes with more tables, more space and fresh toilets. Some special treats that can be found in Newton are; Kwee Heng, Bee Heng Popiah, Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette, to suggest a few.

Address

Newton,
500 Clemenceau Avenue North

Opening Times

Mon - Thu 5pm - 2am
Fri - Sun 2pm - 3am

Average Price

appr. $10

Meta | Singapore

A plush dining experience, with fantastic service from staff who make you feel wholly welcomed. The head chef Sun Kim is a very highly skilled cook who infuses his own Asian heritage into French cuisine dishes.

Address

9 Keong Saik Rd,
Singapore 089117

Contact

+6565130898

Opening Times

12pm–2pm, 6pm–11pm Daily
Closed on Sunday

Average Price

Set dinner: 88$ for 5 courses
and $138 for 8

Shisen Hanten | Singapore

This restaurant specialises in Szechwan food, which they seek to emphasise the sour, pungent, hot, sweet, bitter, aromatic and salty flavours that are so accustomed to Szechwan. The interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated with shades of black, gold and red accompanied by chinese artwork and furnishings fused with a modern contemporary touch, with ceiling high glass panels for walls.

Address

333 Orchard Rd,
Singapore 238867

Contact

+6568316266

Opening Times

12am–2:30pm, 6pm–10pm Daily

Average Price

Set Lunch: $42
a la carte Lunch: $50 - 138
a la carte Dinner: $50 - 138

Bukit Timah | Singapore

There are a number of well documented food eateries in Bukit Timah food centre, that foodies from far and wide have come to visit. The pork satay is a firm favourite of many and Mi Casa offer incredible Spanish cuisine with their paella taking lots of orders. For some authentic Thai cuisine be sure to check out the Tasty Thai Hut who serve up a delicious Tom Yum Soup.

Address

116 Upper Bukit Timah Rd,
Singapore 588172

Opening Times

7am - 11pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $5

Maguro Donya | Singapore

This Japanese restaurant is lead by head chef Shuiji Sawada who is considered one of the best maguro and sashimi chefs in Asia. There are a large variety of Maguro, Chūtoro, Otoro, Kamatoro, Amaebi, and Hotate available to choose between.

Address

3 Temasek Blvd,
310-316 Suntec City,
Singapore 038983

Contact

+6566845054

Opening Times

11:30am–2pm,
5:30pm–10pm Daily

Average Price

around $30 per dish

Candlenut | Singapore

Candlenut lead by head chef Malcom Lee is the world's first Peranakan restaurant, which takes an authentic and contemporary approach to the traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. Flavours and presentation of these traditional dishes have been modernised to become a more unique and interesting innovation of peranakan food.

Address

17A Dempsey Rd,
Singapore 249676

Contact

+6518003042288

Opening Times

Wednesday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–9:30pm
Thursday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–9:30pm
Friday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm
Saturday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm
Sunday 12pm–2:30am, 12pm–2:30pm, 6–9:30pm
Monday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–9:30pm
Tuesday 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–9:30pm

Average Price

Dinner: $88
a la carte Lunch: $20 - $60

Crystal Jade Steamboat | Singapore

Crystal Jade, a highly desirable Chinese restaurant, is well-established and demanded dining experience all around the world. With the Singaporean national dish being the steamboat it is an important meal to make right here in Singapore. The steamboat buffet is a must try if you're visiting and want a real taste of Singapore.

Address

68 Orchard Rd,
#02-32 Plaza Singapura,
Plaza Singapura,
Singapore 238839

Contact

+6563362833

Opening Times

11am–10pm Daily

Average Price

Buffet = $20.90

Shilin Night Market | Taipei

This must-visit Taipei attraction is located near MRT Jiantan Station and is one of Taipei's largest and best-known night markets in the Shilin district. It boasts a wide array of authentic Taiwanese dishes, found in many eateries, including Taiwanese specialities such as Sausage Wrapped in Glutinous Rice, Oyster Omelette and Fried Chicken Fillet or local favourites ranging from Haiyo Pork Soup, Home Cold Noodle, Shiling Fried LambZhong and Shanghai Pan-fried Buns.

Address

Lane 101,
Wenlin Rd,
Shilin District,
Taipei City,
Taiwan 111

Contact

+886 2 2881 5557

Opening Times

6pm–12am Daily

Average Price

appr. $9.2 per plate

Shin Yeh Taipei 101 | Taipei

A holiday to Taipei wouldn't be complete without visiting the iconic Taipei 101 building, once the worlds tallest building in the world. Whilst your there why not dine at "Shin Yeh" located on the 85th floor of the building. A varity of dishes are offered such as Sweet and Sour Shrimp Ball and Steamed South African Abalone. Book a seat next to the window, sit back and enjoy the immaculate service and an unparalleled view of Taipei city. Hot tip: if you want to watch the sky darken over the city try to book the first dinner session at 5:30 pm.

Address

110,
Taiwan,
Taipei City,
Xinyi District,
Section 5,
Xinyi Rd,
7號之1

Contact

+886 2 8101 0185

Opening Times

11:30am–3pm,
5:30pm–10pm Daily

Average Price

Set menu at $78

Mitsui Cuisine | Taipei

Located in the heart of the Xinyi District, "Mitsui Cuisine" is a boutique seafood restaurant that produces the freshest quality seafood in an elegant ambiance. Tucked away in a back corner off Songzhi Road, you will enter into a space with floor-to-ceiling windows, chandeliers created out of dangling forks and an extensive wine display. Enjoy dishes that alternate from cold and hot and raw and cooked, such as the assorted sashimi platter, the fresh seared scallop or the black abalone. Although the prices are expensive, the quality does not disappoint. This truly is a dining oasis in the midst of night clubs, malls and skyscrapers.

Address

B1,
No.108,
Sec. 1,
Dun-hua South Road,
Taipei City

Contact

02-2741-3394

Opening Times

11:30am – 2:30pm
5:30pm – 10:00pm

Average Price

Set Menu: 800 – 3,200 Taiwanese Dollars

Gongguan Night Market | Taipei

Tick another large and well-known Taipei night market off your list by visiting "Gongguan Night Market, located near Gongguan MRT station and close to the National Taiwan University. This market is known for delicious food at reasonable prices. Sip away on their popular QinWaZhuangNai (Bubble milk tea) whilst tucking into some of their famous snacks that include LunBing (stuffed pancake), DouHua (bean curd dessert) and ZhuXieGao (pork blood cake). This market is also popular for Cantonese foods such as Roasted Duck and Roasted Pork.

Address

Lane 90,
Section 4,
Luosifu Road,
Da’an District,
Taipei City,
Taiwan 100

Opening Times

3pm–11:45pm Daily
Closed on Wednesday

Average Price

Plate from $1.6 - $16

Balle Balle Indian | Taipei

"Balle Balle" has a great range of meat, seafood and vegetarian appetizers and main courses to choose from. The murg malai kebab, naan, cucumber raita and the murg saag wala are some hot favourites to try. The restaurant is known for having very friendly and accommodating staff and the Indian food is highly praised for its quality, taste and variety.

Address

No. 12,
Guangfu North Road,
Songshan District,
Taipei City,
Taiwan 105

Contact

+886 2 2570 7265

Opening Times

11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–10pm Tuesday - Sunday
5.30pm - 10pm Monday

Average Price

appr. $18.5 - $32

Kitcho | Taipei

Experience upscale and delicate Japanese cuisine at this Japanese seafood and sushi bar located in the Da’an District. Pick from dishes such as sashimi cuts, mouth-watering scallops, buttery sea urchin, and Otoro Nigiri. Due to the popularity of this restaurant reservations for this place is a must.

Address

No. 48號,
Lane 181,
Section 4,
Zhongxiao E Rd,
Da’an District,
Taipei City,
Taiwan 106

Contact

+886 2 2771 1020

Opening Times

Mon-Sat Lunch: 12pm- 2:30pm;
Dinner 6pm- 10pm.
Closed Sunday

Average Price

$83 - $230

Fu Hang Dou Jiang | Taipei

Start your day off by eating at this popular breakfast in Taipei located in the upstairs food court of a marketplace. It is extremely popular so don't expect to get a table straight away, but it's worth the wait. Once inside you can watch the chefs work their magic whilst deciding on your breakfast picks such as the Savoury/Salty Soy Milk (xian dou jian) or the Hot Sweetened Soy Milk (zhe dou jiang), Shao bing (similar to a flatbread) or the Shao Bing with Fried Cruller (you tiao). The menu is only available in Chinese so make sure you are familiar with some of the classic breakfast translations before going.

Address

108 Zhongxiao East Road,
2nd Floor Hua Shan Market,
Zhongzheng District,
Taipei,
Taiwan

Contact

+886 2 2392 2175

Opening Times

5:30am - 11am

Average Price

$1.15 - $2.5

Kiki Restaurant | Taipei

"KiKi Restaurant" is highly recommended for its delicious Sichuan Chinese food within a low lit elegant and modern setting. If you enjoy both spicy and salty taste than you'll love Sichuan food, if not "KiKi" has plenty of other Chinese dishes to satisfy the taste buds. Choose from hot pots, rice and noodle dishes that are available in meat, seafood and vegetarian options. The restaurant has tables for two, four, six, and large traditional round tables featuring a spinning centre piece for ten. Reservations are encouraged at peak eating times to avoid long waits.

Address

No. 47,
Lane 280,
Guangfu S Rd,
Da’an District,
Taipei City,
Taiwan 106

Contact

+886 2 2781 4250

Opening Times

11:30am–3pm, 5:30pm–10:30pm Monday - Saturday
11:30am–3pm, 5:30pm–10pm Sunday

Average Price

$37 - $140

YEN Chinese Restaurant | Taipei

This fine dining restaurant redefines Chinese gastronomy with its approach to "New Chinese Cuisine" that reflects the flavours of all regions in China, that includes signature soups, delicious dim sum, fresh seafood, and delightful desserts. Enjoy aperitifs in the sleek marble bar with its purple walls lit up by the intricate lanterns scattered around and the Xinyi district shining through the fully glazed glass exterior walls. Dine Chinese-style at round tables or more intimately in plush banquettes. For those wanting to dine in complete privacy YEN also offers five private dining rooms.

Address

110,
Taiwan,
Taipei City,
Xinyi District,
Section 5,
Zhongxiao East Road,
10號31樓

Contact

+886 2 7703 8768

Opening Times

11:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–10pm Daily

Average Price

Mains from $18.5 - $60

No 168 Prime Steakhouse | Taipei

Known as the "best steak" in Taipei this fine dining restaurant excels in presentation, ambiance and food. This fine dining restaurant is a must visit, from the large open kitchens and the wooden interior to the choice of high quality main dishes, set platters and desserts. Options include sizzling hokkaido scallop, Prime Rib Eye Steak or Australian Wagyu that all come with an elaborate set of salts, mustards and sauces to choose from.

Address

台灣 號,
No. 246,
Section 1,
Dunhua S Rd,
Da’an District,
Taipei City,
Taiwan 106

Contact

+886 2 6617 6168

Opening Times

Lunch
12pm-3pm ( Weekend 11:30pm-3pm )
Dinner
6pm-10:30pm ( Weekend 5:30pm-10:30pm )

Average Price

$37 - $70 for lunch
$73 - $92 for dinner sets

Daniel Thaiger | Bangkok

Located in a small red bus, Daniel Thaiger has become a local burger favourite by many. Being in a truck there is no guarantee where you might find Daniel Thaiger but his usual spot is Sukhumvit Soi 30/1 just behind the Philippines Embassy. There are a number of delicious pre-filled burgers with names such as; The Thaiger, Mr Steve, Cowboy, although you're also able to be the creator of your own burger with a menu of fillings for you to design your perfect burger.

Address

Sukhumvit 30/1 Alley,
Khwaeng Khlong Tan,
Khet Khlong Toei,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110,
Thailand

Contact

+66845490995

Opening Times

4:30–9:30pm Daily
Closed on Monday

Average Price

$6 to $8 per burger
depending on options

Eat Me Restaurant | Bangkok

Eat Me has a vast number of colourful and interestingly described dishes on the menu. Coupled with a lengthy wine and cocktail list for you to enjoy between meals.

Address

20 metres off Convent Rd.
(in Soi Pipat 2),
10500,
Thailand

Contact

+6622380931

Opening Times

3pm–1am Daily

Average Price

Set menus $60 or $100

Tim Ho Wan | Bangkok

If you’re in the area, and want to try some of the 25 famous Dim sum dishes that are served at Tim Ho Wan then make sure you pay a visit to this wonderful restaurant.

Address

288 Soi Sukhumvit 19,
Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea,
Khet Watthana,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110,
Thailand

Contact

+66 2 006 5288

Opening Times

10am–10pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $4 per dish (lot needed)

Charoen Krung / Bangrak | Bangkok

The walk down Charoen Krung Road is as good as any to really take in and enjoy a blend of Bangkok's modern business district and the old European quarter. Populated with a huge range of different cuisines and market stalls, some particularly worth noting are; Prachak - the oldest standing stall in the market, Joke Prince, Kanom Krok Pa Aew, and Kanom Kai Pa Sri for an on the go cake!

Address

Charoen Krung Rd,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon,
Thailand

Opening Times

7am-9pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $1.5

J'aime | Bangkok

A beautifully stylish pearly white and purple décor set the elegant tone for your food, in this 3 star Michelin chef owned restaurant. Whilst wanting to maintain some of the recipes of his award winning restaurant in Paris, Jean-Michel Lorain has also added some new special dishes.

Address

U Sathorn Bangkok 105,
105/1 Soi Sathorn 1,
Thung Maha Mek,
Sathon,
Bangkok 10110,
Thailand

Contact

+66 2 119 4899

Opening Times

12–2:30pm, 6–10pm Daily

Average Price

Set lunch = $44
5 course dinner = $96
7 course dinner = $136
10 course dinner = $168

Vogue Lounge | Bangkok

This fine dining experience encapsulates everything vogue. Located on the 6th floor of the MahaNakhon CUBE, the Vogue Lounge continues its high end furninshing with designs borrowed from David Collins studio, and premium culinary expertise from Michelin award winning chef Vincent Thierry.

Address

6th Floor MahaNakhon,
CUBE 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd,
Silom,
Bang Rak,
Bangkok 10500,
Thailand

Contact

+66 2 001 0697

Opening Times

5pm–12am Daily

Average Price

appr. $15 per dish (lot needed)

Ramkamhaeng | Bangkok

A top destination for Halal style street food, and positioned right next to Ramkamhaeng University, this street food market is very popular. Stalls generally provide south thai style food (usually slightly more spicy than normal Thai). The best time to visit the market being just after 19:30, when crowds have reduced.

Address

2345/1 Ramkhamhaeng Rd,
Khwaeng Hua Mak,
Khet Bang Kapi,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240,
Thailand

Opening Times

4–11pm Daily,
Closed on Wednesday

Average Price

Dishes as low as $1

Blue Elephant | Bangkok

Experience some incredible fine Thai dining at the Blue Elephant. Nestled inside a building that is approximately a century old, the menu ensures that sense of tradition is retained. It combines authentic Thai cuisine with the experience of its Head Chef, Nooror Somany-Steppe.

Address

233 S Sathorn Rd,
Khwaeng Yan Nawa,
Khet Sathon,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120,
Thailand

Contact

+66 2 673 9353

Opening Times

11:30am–2:30pm, 6–10:30pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $60

Gaggan | Bangkok

Topping Asia's best restaurant list two years running, Gaggan is a food experience not to be missed. You'll be presented with various molecular bites which are followed by a succession of innovative dishes designed to tantelise your taste buds.

Address

68/1 Soi Langsuan,
Ploenchit Road,
Lumpini,
Bangkok 10330,
Thailand

Contact

+66 2 652 1700

Opening Times

6pm–11pm Daily

Average Price

Set Menu = $160

NAHM | Bangkok

Opened up by well known Australian chef David Thompson, who has received a Michelin star restaurant in his Nahm restaurant opened in London. The Bangkok restaurant offers a number of spicy signature Thompson Thai dishes that will satisfy any foodies stomach.

Address

27 S Sathorn Rd,
Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek,
Khet Sathon,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120,
Thailand

Contact

+66 2 625 3333

Opening Times

Wednesday 12pm–2pm, 7pm–11pm
Thursday 12pm–2pm, 7pm–11pm
Friday 12pm–2pm, 7pm–11pm
Saturday 7pm–11pm
Sunday 7pm–11pm
Monday 12pm–2pm, 7pm–11pm
Tuesday 12pm–2pm, 7pm–11pm

Average Price

Set Menu = $100

Ayer Itam Assam Laksa | Penang

Penang Ayer Itam Laksa is an old hawker stall. Established since 1955 by Lee Lay Hua, t Penang Air Itam Laksa provides one of the best Assam Laksa in Penang.

Penang Assam Laksa or better known as Penang Laksa, is originated from the emergence of Chinese and Malay elements (Baba and Nyonya). The specialty of Penang Laksa is its thick and sour minced fish soup with a little spiciness. That is because the soup is cooked with chili paste and assam (tamarind) water to prevent the fishy smell. The soup is served with rice noodles and vegetables, and shrimp paste. The shrimp paste adds sweetness to the soup, which distinguish Penang Laksa from other types of Laksa in Malaysia.

Address

Jalan Pasar,
Paya Terubong,
11500 George Town,
Pulau Pinang,
Malaysia

Contact

+60 12-500 7063

Opening Times

10:30am–7pm Daily

Average Price

$1.27 per bowl

The Little Nyonya Cuisine | Penang

This ‘kopitiam’ styled restaurant serves affordable and traditional Peranakan cuisines that ranges from RM 10 to RM 40 per dish, available in both a la carte and set menus. The Little Nyonya Cuisine takes the name of a very famous Singaporean drama that has a huge following among the South Asians especially in Penang, Malacca and Singapore as these places have a lot of Baba & Nyonya people. The Babas & Nyonyas are also called as Straits-born Chinese. Their food is called Nyonya food which has the fusion of Chinese, Malay, Indonesia and also Thai cooking style.

Address

170-B1-32B,
Plaza Gurney,
Persiaran Gurney,
10250 George Town,
Pulau Pinang,
Malaysia

Contact

+60 4-227 0694

Opening Times

10am–10pm Daily

Average Price

Mains appr. $3.20

Macalister Mansion | Penang

Situated along the historic Macalister Road, Macalister Mansion is considered to be one of the most luxurious and sophisticated dining experiences and boutique hotels in Penang. This place is where modern taste meets whimsical British tradition. The vibe at Macalister Mansion is elegant, intimate and classic, making it a great place simply enjoying a romantic time with your special one.

We recommend the Chef’s Tasting Menu – a Gastronomic delight of tailor-made 8 courses created using the best ingredients of the day.

Address

228,
Jalan Macalister,
George Town,
11400 George Town,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Contact

+60 4-228 3888

Opening Times

7pm - 11.00pm Daily
Closed on Monday

Average Price

Tasting menu $148
with wine pairing

New World Park Hawker Centre | Penang

New World Park combines the typical feeling of roadside hawker stalls and the comfort and shelter of a food court. Bistros, cafes and upmarket eateries occupy the portion nearest to Burma Road, while the portion closer to Hutton Lane features hawker stalls. Most patrons champion the ais kacang here, which is topped with a large scoop of ice cream, but New World Park also has its share of famous Penang food such as the Hokkien mee, curry mee and asam laksa as well as Western selections like pizzas and pastries.

Address

New World Park,
102,
Jalan Burma,
George Town,
10050 George Town,
Pulau Pinang,
Malaysia

Contact

+60 4-226 1199

Opening Times

9am–9pm Daily

Average Price

mains from 0.95$

Il Bacaro | Penang

Although Penang offers great street food, IL Bacaro is a wonderful alternative with its amazing Italian food and its ever changing Chef Special’s using fresh local ingredients such as fish and vegetables but keeping true to the traditional Italian flavours. IL Bacaro is a cosy restaurant housed on the ground floor of Campbell House, with up to 50 seats and open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner or small plates such as their signature cicchetti great for sharing with a glass of wine.

Address

106, Lebuh Campbell,
George Town,
10100 George Town,
Pulau Pinang

Contact

+(604) 2618290

Opening Times

08:30am – 11:00pm (daily)

Average Price

RM29.00 for set menu;
otherwise RM30 - 100

Feringgi Grill | Penang

Situated on the mezzanine floor of the Shangri La Rasa resort, Feringgi Grill offers diners a warm, cosy ambience with a bird’s eye view of lush tropical greenery.

Savour exquisitely prepared modern grill cuisine, indulge in vintage wines or unwind with their selection of world-class cigars.

The fine dining restaurant has been in Batu Feringgi since year 1973 and is the one of the oldest fine dining restaurants on the island still in operation. (Note that the dress code is smart casual e.g. long pants and covered shoes for men)

Address

Batu Feringgi Beach,
Mezzanine Level,
Rasa Wing Lobby,
11100 George Town,
Penang,
Malaysia

Contact

+60 4-888 8888

Opening Times

7am–10:30am, 6:30pm–10:30pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $45 for a main

Red Garden Food Paradise | Penang

Located right smack in the middle of the town sits Red Garden Food Paradise, a one stop international hawker centre offering all of Penang’s famous dishes. Red Garden Food Paradise is conveniently located at Penang Upper Road near most of the town hotels and thus easily accessible for both locals and tourists. The ambience is conducive for friends and families alike to sit down either for a get together dinner or simply for a tete-a-tete over some drinks. Not surprisingly, at Red Garden Food Paradise, you will not only find the best local food of Penang but also international dishes to cater to the discerning taste buds of all internationals coming to visit. There is a stage where professional singers and bands will be engaged to entertain the dining crowd and make the environment even livelier.

Address

14-20,
Leith St,
Georgetown,
10200 George Town,
Penang,
Malaysia

Contact

+6012-4216767

Opening Times

5.30 pm - 02:00am Daily

Average Price

mains from $1.59

Tek Sen | Penang

Tek Sen restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants in Penang and the food definitely stands up to its reputation.

The menu, written in both English and Chinese, is very easy to follow and choose from.

For many of the dishes you can order a choice of size, which is really nice depending on how many people you come to eat with.

Don't miss out on one of their ultimate signature dishes, the home recipe double roasted pork.

Address

18,
Lebuh Carnarvon,
George Town,
10100 George Town,
Pulau Pinang,
Malaysia

Contact

+60 12-981 5117

Opening Times

12pm–3pm, 6pm–9pm Daily
Closed on Tuesday

Average Price

appr. $20

1885 | Penang

1885 is a fine-dining restaurant in Penang serving up classic, elegant, contemporary cuisine. Located in the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, it has won many awards, including being named one of the best restaurants by Malaysia Tatler. The extensive wine collection is top quality and there will be a wine to accompany every dish; your sommelier will be able to help you choose and make recommendations. The restaurant prides itself on the excellent fish it serves up, including their smooth, buttery pan-grilled cod. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, we recommend the chateaubriand. The ambience within this restaurant is sophisticated and elegant, you’ll need to ensure your dress matches this atmosphere as there is a dress code.

Address

10,
Lebuh Farquhar,
George Town,
10200 George Town,
Pulau Pinang,
Malaysia

Contact

+60 4-222 2000

Opening Times

2pm–5pm, 7pm–10:30pm Daily

Average Price

$18 for afternoon tea
$40 for 3-course set menu

Chin's Stylish Chinese Cuisine | Penang

Chin’s Stylist Chinese Cuisine is one of the well-known fine dining place in Penang. The restaurant was first established in 1987 in London and has won many awards since its first inception. The fine dining experience is so desired and highly praised owing to the dedication and passion of their chefs. The restaurant serves fine dining without losing any of its traditional Chinese influence, including the dark, lively interior décor.

Address

Tanjung City Marina,
Pier,
8A,
Pangkalan Weld,
10300,
Church St,
George Town,
Malaysia

Contact

+60 4-261 2611

Opening Times

6pm–10:45pm Daily

Average Price

Set dinner $54

Bánh Cuốn Gia Truyen | Hanoi

Offering some of the best Banh Cuon on Hong Kong's streets, made using thin rice sheets stuffed and rolled with meat of your choice (usually pork). This is then served with a special homemade dipping sauce to add that extra palatable flavour.

Address

12 Hàng Gà,
Hàng Bồ,
Hoàn Kiếm,
Hà Nội,
Vietnam

Contact

+84 4 3828 0108

Opening Times

7am–1pm, 5–11pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $3.9

Nhà Hàng Lâm Tòng | Hanoi

With a beautiful view across the beach and ocean, this is the perfect place to find and enjoy seafood with a drink. Menu specials to try are ban xeo and pho pancakes that should be eaten whilst looking over the gorgeous scenery.

Address

92 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu,
Tp. Phan Thiết,
Bình Thuận

Contact

+84 4 3933 6133

Opening Times

8pm - 11:30pm Daily

Average Price

$6.2 - $23

Le Beaulieu | Hanoi

Enjoy a delicate meal from Chef Olivier Genique's renowned recipes and Sunday brunch. Located inside the award-winning colonial and neo-classical luxury hotel, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi,"Le Beaulieu" has been praised for its quality authentic French cuisine in a friendly and luxurious atmosphere.

Address

15 Ngô Quyền,
Phan Chu Trinh,
Hoàn Kiếm,
Hà Nội,
Vietnam

Contact

+84 4 3826 6919

Opening Times

6am–10:30am, 11:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm Daily

Average Price

$60 - $120

Bia Hoi Ha Noi | Hanoi

This small stall provides the ideal area to enjoy small portions of dinner with a nice cold beer. Whilst portions may not be the largest there is an extensive menu to choose between, so make sure you try a selection of what is on offer.

Address

7 Tạ Hiện,
Hàng Buồm,
Hoàn Kiếm Hàng
Buồm Hoàn Kiếm Hà Nội,
Vietnam,
Vietnam

Opening Times

24/7

Average Price

$0.3 for a beer
appr. $5.50 for food and drinks

Dalcheeni | Hanoi

Located near the West Lake in Hanoi, Dalcheeni specialise in Indian cuisine, but wonderfully also manage to capture the essence of Vietnam in their dishes. This restaurant also has a large array of vegetarian options that can be enjoyed without losing any quality in flavour.

Address

Vietnam,
100 Xuân Diệu,
Tứ Liên,
Tây Hồ,
Hà Nội 100000,
Vietnam

Contact

+84 4 3266 8453

Opening Times

10:30am–2:30pm, 5:30pm–10:30pm Daily

Average Price

$3.7 - $9.9

La Table Du Chef | Hanoi

Set in its original colonial décor from the 1920's in the heart of Hanoi's French quarter lies this fine dining restaurant "La Table Du Chef". Exquisite dishes are offered by two Michelin-star chef Alain Dutournier and are carefully paired with a refined selection of over 450 wines stored onsite in their open cellar. Start with entrees such as caviar, poached Brittany oysters, seaweed tartar on creamy royal followed by mains including scallops in light parsley crust, toasted quinoa, pilaf and zucchini.

Address

59A Ly Thai To | 3rd Floor,
Press Club Building,
Hanoi 100000,
Vietnam

Contact

+84 90 406 76 86

Opening Times

12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm Daily

Average Price

$23 - $73

Ming Palace | Hanoi

The premium chinese cuisine serving diner is located inside the Sofitel Plaza Hotel. The interior is equally as glamorous and chic as the presentation of their menu.

Address

1 Thanh Nien road,
Ba Dinh district,
Hanoi 10000,
Vietnam

Contact

+84 4 3823 8888

Opening Times

11am - 2pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm Daily

Average Price

$9.2 - $34

La Verticale | Hanoi

This fine dining restaurant located at Hoan Kiem District is highly regarded for its delicate combinations of the best of French gastronomy along with the ingredients and spices of Vietnamese cooking. Enjoy "La Verticale's" unique fusion combinations that include dishes such as clam soup infused with lemongrass and muscovy duck with foie gras inside a baguette.

Address

19 Ngo Van So,
Hanoi

Contact

+84 3 9446317

Opening Times

11:30am - 10pm Daily

Average Price

$13.5 - $70

Don's | Hanoi

Don's Bistro is a much loved favourite for many that have been to Hanoi. The vibrant and colourful interior is joined with a menu just as impressive. The sophistication continues with an oyster bar and wine cellar to satisfy all repertoires of your taste buds.

Address

16 Lane 27 Xuan Dieu,
Tay Ho,
Hà Nội,
Vietnam

Contact

+84 4 3719 2828

Opening Times

Thursday 11am–11:30pm
Friday 11am–12am
Saturday 9am–12am
Sunday 9am–12am
Monday 11am–11:30pm
Tuesday 11am–11:30pm
Wednesday 11am–11:30pm

Average Price

Lunch: $18.5
Dinner: $123 with Wine

Chang Li Lu Food Market | Shanghai

Night markets are a great way to experience the authentic sights, smells and tastes of a city. Take a trip at night to "Chang Li Lu Food Market" to experience the authentic street food culture in Shanghai. Weave your way through packed crowds and choose from a variety of street vendors offering up a range of local dishes. Why not try some of the markets most popular dishes of Hong-Kong-style fermented bean curd, or yakitori cooked over smoky charcoal.

Address

Chang Li Lu
Pudong Xinqu,
Shanghai Shi
China
200126

Opening Times

appr. 5pm-5am Daily

Average Price

$1.2 - $7

Xian Qiang Fang Restaurant | Shanghai

Dine on traditional Chinese flavours at "Xian Qiang Fang Restaurant" in an oriental spacious environment whilst being entertained by Chinese Opera at the centre stage. The tender braised pork belly or the scallop asparagus dishes come highly recommended.

Address

1468 Hongqiao Rd,
Changning Qu,
Shanghai Shi,
China

Contact

+86 21 6295 1717

Opening Times

5pm - 10pm Daily

Average Price

$250

T'ang Court | Shanghai

"T’ang Court" is the first and only restaurant in Mainland China to be awarded Three Michelin Stars in the 2017 Michelin Guide, Shanghai. "T’ang Court" offers a unique dining experience for even the most elite within the fine dining scene. Only the best ingredients are used by the Chinese Executive Chef, Justin Tan, and his culinary masters to create Cantonese delicacies. Diners are presented with a wide selection of set menus or a choice of favourite Cantonese dishes from the a-la-carte menu.

Address

740 Hankou Rd,
Huangpu Qu,
Shanghai Shi,
China,
200000

Contact

+86 21 6080 0733

Opening Times

Lunch - Daily
11:30am to 2pm
Dinner - Daily
5:30pm to 10pm

Average Price

Set lunch: $60 - $75
Set dinner: $80 - $300

Roadside stalls (South Bund Fabric Market) | Shanghai

Tailoring a shirt at Shanghai's South Bund Fabric Market is not the only bargain up for grabs, browse through the local street food offered outside the fabric market for more great deals. Give these local vendor stalls a try and experiment with street food such as green onion pancake with all the toppings, pan fried radish cake, tofu, grilled food, or roasted nuts.

Address

399 Lujiabang Rd,
Huangpu Qu,
Shanghai Shi,
China,
200011

Opening Times

9am-6pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $5

El Willy | Shanghai

Don’t miss out on grabbing a meal at "El Willy", a contemporary Spanish food restaurant that specializes in modern tapas and Barcelona-style rice's. Set within a historical 1906 building in Shanghai's Landmark "the Bund" the restaurant boasts views over the city's financial district within a quirky colourful decor. Feast on its traditional dishes of paella, tapas, jamon or seafood a la plancha, or choose from its more fine dining options such as slow cooked beef cheek with banana and passionfruit or Balik salmon with truffle honey and a sour cream pastry shell. New gastronomic creations are added and adapted to the menu throughout the seasons.

Address

Zhongshan East 2nd Rd,
Huangpu Qu,
Shanghai Shi,
China,
200002

Contact

+86 21 5404 5757

Opening Times

Mon-Sun 11am - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10.30pm
Weekend Brunch 11am-3pm

Average Price

$80 - $120

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana | Shanghai

Awarded two stars in the 2017 edition of Michelin Guide Shanghai "8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana" is located on the 6th floor at Associate Mission historical building n.169 in Yuanmingyuan Road. The Restaurant offers a unique dinner, Sunday brunch or private event dining experience alongside an unforgettable view of the Yellow River and the Oriental Pearl Tower. Enjoy a degustation journey that recreates the rich fragrance and landscape of Italy whilst celebrating the best seasonal ingredients. Luxurious dishes include home made Tagliatelle with winter black truffle or steamed Lobster medallion and grilled claws. The wine list includes over 700 labels of the finest selection of wines from all over the world.

Address

China,
Shanghai Shi,
Huangpu Qu,
WaiTan,
Yuanmingyuan Rd,
Xiejin Building,
协进大楼 邮政编码: 200002

Contact

+86 21 6087 2890

Opening Times

Dinner: Daily 6pm to 11pm
Brunch: Sundays 11:30am to 2:30pm
Cocktail Bar: Daily until 5pm

Average Price

Degustation menu: $390

Shouning Road | Shanghai

Stroll through this late-night market famous among the locals for its lines of storefronts selling crayfish and sample seafoods. Foods such as grilled scallops and oysters, fried vegetables, and barbecued meat are served alongside refreshing drinks like Tsingtao beer.

Address

Shouning Lu,
between Renmin Lu and Liulin Lu,
Huangpu district

Opening Times

24/7

Average Price

appr. $10 for a plate

Old Jishi (Xinjishi) | Shanghai

Visit "Old Jishi", an authentic Shanghainese restaurant that is very popular among the locals for its low-key appearance, friendly environment and nostalgic and excellent reputation. Set it in a cosy two story home, dishes such as Jishi Pork, boiled crabs, Yuba soy mushrooms are served. Reservations are essential.

Address

181号 Taicang Rd,
XinTianDi,
Huangpu Qu,
Shanghai Shi,
China,
200000

Contact

+86 21 6336 4746

Opening Times

12pm-11pm Daily

Average Price

$60 - $80

Canton 8 | Shanghai

Owned and operated by chef Jie Ming Jian Canton 8 was awarded two Michelin stars in 2017 for its exquisite Cantonese and dim sum dishes. The famed dishes are all prepared from local fresh ingredients and include culinary delights such as Jian’s crystal prawn dumplings and lobster porridge. Priced at only 48¥ a dish Canton 8 has further earnt a reputation for being "The World's Cheapest 2-Michelin Star Restaurant".

Address

457 Jumen Road,
Huangpu,
Shanghai

Contact

+862131658198

Opening Times

Lunch: 11am-3pm,
Dinner: 5pm-9pm Daily

Average Price

Set lunch: $15
Set dinner: $35

Tian Zi Fang | Shanghai

Visit "Tian Zi Fang" located within the Old French Concession quarter of Shanghai and be transported back to the ambiance of Old Shanghai. This market is known for being the art and craft enclave that sells kungfu esoterica, nostalgic art pieces or coins from the Qing Dynasty and for its coffeehouses and western cuisine within the lanes rich stone-ringed architecture.

Address

China,
Shanghai Shi,
Huangpu Qu,
DaPuQiao,
泰康路210弄 邮政编码: 200023

Opening Times

24/7

Average Price

appr. $40

The Sanur Night Market | Bali

Take a trip to the Sanur night market for an exotic Balinese experience where you'll find yourselves wandering past stalls of frying woks and smoking grills. Enjoy this sensory experience that offers anything from fried rice to lamb satay at local prices that are perfect for budget travellers.

Address

Jalan Pasar Sindu No.5,
Sanur,
Denpasar Selatan,
Sanur,
Denpasar Sel.,
Kota Denpasar,
Bali 80288,
Indonesia

Opening Times

18:00 - 01:00 Daily

Average Price

$2 - $3

Abe-Do | Bali

Visit this charming small restaurant that specialises in raw and organic cuisine set within a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Choose from a selection of locally-inspired dishes including Balinese curry, nasi goreng, or spring rolls and pair your meal with one of "Abe-Dos" fresh juices. Some of the favourite dishes among the regulars include mie goreng or the stuffed omelettes.

Address

Jalan Tirta tawar,
Br. Kutuh Kaja -Ubud,
Petulu,
Ubud,
Kabupaten Gianyar,
Bali 80571,
Indonesia

Contact

+62 813-3802-1855

Opening Times

7am–1pm, 5pm–11pm Daily

Average Price

$4 for a main

Mozaic | Bali

Prepare to splurge on a truly unique, culinary adventure at "Mozaic", named by San Pellegrino as one of the top 50 restaurants in Asia. Their ever changing menu of seasonal Asian-inspired cuisine, consumed within a romantic tropical garden, will leave you in culinary awe. Choose between the restaurant’s selection of set menus consisting of the Grand Menu with a choice between six or eight courses, the six course vegetarian menu or its iconic "Surprise Menu". The "Surprise Menu" is the restaurant’s signature experience that offers a six course meal tailored to the diner's distinctive preferences by the renowned Chef, Chris Salans. It includes the world’s finest seasonal ingredients such as lobster, truffles, and caviar.

Address

JL. Raya Sanggingan,
Ubud,
80571,
Kedewatan,
Ubud,
Kabupaten Gianyar,
Bali 80571,
Indonesia

Contact

+62 361 975768

Opening Times

6–11pm Daily

Average Price

Starting at $120

The Gianyar Night Market | Bali

For those in Ubud, give this bustling market and local food haven, located on the main strip of Jalan Ngurah Rai, a try. From around 17:00 onwards Jalan Ngurah Rai becomes packed with warungs and smaller stalls selling a wide variety of traditional Balinese and Indonesian snacks and desserts. Grab dishes such as ‘babi guling’, succulent roast chicken, ‘bakso’ meatball soup, chicken and lamb satays, and ‘jaje pasar.’

Address

Jl. Ngurah Rai,
Gianyar,
Kec. Gianyar,
Kabupaten Gianyar,
Bali 80511,
Indonesia

Opening Times

17:00 - 02:00 Daily

Average Price

Meal for $2.5
Snack for $0.5

Made Bagus Cafe Jimbaran Bay | Bali

Jimbaran Bay is famous for its fishing villages and endless restaurants along the beach, serving exquisite budget friendly fresh seafood. Stroll down the beach and grab a table at the "Made Bagus Café” popular for its grilled seafood sets. Watch as the sun sets and the tide goes out and choose from the variety of dishes, which include different varieties of fish, squid, crab, prawns, and lobster.

Address

Jl. Four Season,
Jimbaran,
Pantai Muaya,
Jimbaran,
Kuta Sel.,
Kabupaten Badung,
Bali,
Indonesia

Contact

+62 361 701858

Opening Times

8am–10:30pm Daily

Average Price

$6.5 - $27

Sarong | Bali

An award winning Asian fine dining establishment that offers a range of dishes using innovative Asian cooking techniques. The Scottish chef and restaurateur Will Meyrick has designed his menu around his inspirations from traditional street-food vendors around Asia to create a perfect mix of authentic recipes from locally sourced ingredients. This is a dinner-only restaurants where reservations are a must. Try the Laotian-style grilled chicken or the slow-cooked Sri Lankan lamb curry with coconut milk.

Address

Jl. Petitenget No.19X,
Kerobokan Kelod,
Kuta Utara,
Kabupaten Badung,
Bali 80361,
Indonesia

Contact

+62 812-3634-3386

Opening Times

6:30pm–12am Daily

Average Price

appr. $55 for 2

The Taman Sari Market | Bali

This very local market can be found around the Seminyak area and is an ideal place for a quick stop-over in the day to grab some fresh tropical fruit and local necessities ranging from readymade ‘canangsari’ flower offerings, flowers, meats, poultry, and chicken all at bargain prices. From sunset onwards it turns into a local night market scene, with food carts of all flavours rolling in with tasty treats from grilled chicken satay to rice porridge and many other tasty treats.

Address

Jalan Tangkuban Perahu No.2,
Banjar Taman,
Kerobokan Kelod

Opening Times

05:00 – 24:00 Daily

Average Price

$2 - $3

Bale-Bali Warung | Bali

Enjoy a rich cultural experience in a reasonably priced and relaxed setting that's boasts colourful Chinese embellishments, unique antiques and a second floor open-air space with a small tropical garden and trickling waterfall. Choose from the menu which includes appetisers served in traditional bamboo baskets of veggie dumplings to pork siomay and mains such as honey spare ribs, noodles or the restaurant’s signature dish of nasi goreng bale-Bali.

Address

Jl. Kunti I No.4,
Seminyak,
Kuta,
Kabupaten Badung,
Bali 80361,
Indonesia

Contact

+62 361 732731

Opening Times

11am–11pm Daily

Average Price

appr. $17 for 2 people

Merah Putih | Bali

Set in an eco-friendly carefully designed space this high end Indonesian restaurant serves delicate Indonesian cuisine in family-style sharing dishes rich in Indonesian flavours. The menu has two parts, traditional and modern, and offers lunch, dinner and vegetarian variations. Try their contemporary take on the island's famous suckling pig, babi guling dish.

Address

Jalan Petitenget No. 100x,
Kerobokan,
Kuta Utara,
Kerobokan Kelod,
Badung,
Kabupaten Badung,
Bali 80361,
Indonesia

Contact

+62 361 8465950

Opening Times

10am–11pm

Average Price

appr. $45 for 2

Warung Wahaha | Bali

This casual restaurant is set in a charming standalone building along the main road of Jalan Sunset in Seminyak. It offers spacious indoor seating, as well as an outdoor garden area. Hot favourites include the crispy ribs, chicken wings, nasi goreng, and their signature Wahaha Pork Ribs. It is highly regarded as the place to order tender fire grilled BBQ marinated racks of meat.

Address

Jl. Sunset Road Barat No. 1689,
Seminyak,
Kuta,
Seminyak,
Kuta,
Kabupaten Badung,
Bali,
Indonesia

Contact

+62 361 8475655

Opening Times

11am–10pm Daily

Average Price

$3 - $15