Fiery chili crab and simmering curries, savory rice dishes and endless ribbons of noodles — the food of Southeast Asia is as dynamic, distinctive and vibrant as the region itself. At the cultural crossroads between the Indian subcontinent and Asia is a region long famous for delicious cultural traditions.
Lauded by the celebrated food and travel personality Anthony Bourdain as “the best Vietnamese dish I had ever tasted,” the mouthwatering grilled honey chicken from Chef Anh Tuyet’s Hanoi restaurant will be something to txt home about. In this vibrant capital city, elegant French Colonial architecture contrasts with the charming Cham temples of another age. Your Vietnam visit also features an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay with its otherworldly limestone islets rising from the clear blue sea.
Our culinary Escapade to the foodie capitals of Southeast Asia also features tantalizing morsels of Nyonya cuisine developed by the Peranakan settlers in the Malacca Straits that includes Singapore and Malaysia.
Your Singapore journey includes sampling world-famous chili crab and “long life noodles,” and sipping a Singapore Sling at the bar that invented the drink. You’ll also enjoy meals at not one but two Michelin-starred restaurants — Singapore-style. The tour includes the stunning sights of Oxley Rise and the Botanic Garden, and a bum bum boat ride on the Singapore River to glitzy Marina Bay.
Penang offers a feast for all the senses: white sand beaches, elegant colonial architecture and a cornucopia of inspired flavors and delights, from grilled sate to any variety of gorengs (fried rice dishes), all delicious and mouth-watering. The heart of George Town is a short drive from your resort hotel and a relaxing swim at Batu Feringgi Beach is at your doorstep.
In Bangkok, cruise on “The River of Kings” to the immense Floating Market where fresh food is bought, sold and exchanged as had been done for centuries. In the area around the Temple of Dawn and on the other side of the river at Kaosarn Road, you can stroll through markets, explore artists complexes, take cooking classes and eat some of the finest curries in the world.