About Lara Dunston

A travel and food writer who has experienced over 70 countries and written for Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, Get Lost, Travel+Leisure Asia, DestinAsian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, AFAR, Four Seasons Magazine, Fah Thai, Sawasdee, and more, as well as authored some 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Footprint, Rough Guides, Thomas Cook, and AA Guides.

Cambodian Chicken Curry Recipe for a Gentle Comforting Southeast Asian Curry

2019-09-09T11:08:08+07:00By |

This Cambodian chicken curry recipe makes one of Southeast Asia’s most comforting chicken curries. While it has a depth of flavour that comes from dried spices and fresh aromatic ingredients, it has a richness thanks to a liberal use of coconut cream and milk, and a gentleness due to the mild red chillies. When Terence [...]

26 Things To Do In Perth – Most Of Which Involve Eating and Drinking

2019-08-11T21:44:14+07:00By |

Things to do in Perth, Western Australia, that I love include cruising over to Fremantle to feast on fish and chips, picnicking with panoramic Perth views at Kings Park, sipping cocktails at a city centre rooftop bar, walking along the waterfront on Rottnest Island, and savouring sunset over the Indian Ocean at Cottesloe. Most of [...]

Best Hoi An Cooking Classes, Street Food Tours and Culinary Experiences

2019-09-10T22:42:09+07:00By |

The best Hoi An cooking classes, street food tours and culinary experiences include everything from Red Bridge Cooking School's deluxe cooking class where you'll learn to make stock for pho noodle soup and fresh pho noodles from scratch to the Original Taste of Hoi An food tours on which you'll do a whopping 40 tastings [...]

Pork and Crab Congee with XO Sauce Recipe by Chef Christine Manfield

2019-08-23T13:25:04+07:00By |

This pork and crab congee with XO sauce recipe comes courtesy of Australian chef Christine Manfield who shared it with us after I sampled her heavenly take on the Chinese rice porridge in Battambang of all places a couple of years ago. It only took one spoonful of this sublime savoury rice porridge for my [...]

Best Hoi An Bars and Brew Pubs for Sipping Cocktails and Craft Beers

2019-08-10T14:53:46+07:00By |

The best Hoi An bars and brew pubs for sipping cocktails and craft beers include everything from breezy wine bars White Marble and Market Bar, which have Hoi An’s best wine lists, to riverside bars, such as Mango Rooms and Mango Mango, which offer craft beers and brilliant vantage points from which to watch the [...]

Where to Stay in Margaret River Wine Region from Glamping to Luxury Lodges

2019-06-07T17:35:47+07:00By |

Where to stay in Margaret River wine region depends on what you're there to do. But whether it's wine-tasting, sampling local produce, surfing, hiking, or gallery-hopping, there's no shortage of fab places to stay in Margaret River, from luxury lodges and beach resorts to sleek apartments, holiday houses, heritage hotels, and safari-style glamping in tented [...]

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