An Update from the Road: to Singapore via Phuket and back to Bangkok

An Update from the Road – to Singapore via Phuket and back to Bangkok. Chinatown, Singapore. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

We’re back in Cambodia at our home in Siem Reap so this isn’t strictly an update from the road. Although I did start writing it in Singapore where I was feeling terribly guilty for having had to neglect poor Grantourismo because we were so busy working on print stories. Terence and I have just returned from … Read more

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

How to eat like locals when you travel. Start with a slurping pho from a tiny plastic stool... Pho noodle shop, Hanoi old town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

How to eat like locals when you travel? There’s an abundance of advice out there: slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local home, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or… eat fast food at KFC or McDonalds. Which advice should you follow? How To Eat Like Locals … Read more

The Condiment Tray and DIY Seasoning in Asia – Footpath Feasting 101

The Condiment Tray and DIY Seasoning in Asia – Footpath Feasting 101. Pho, Hanoi old town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

The condiment tray or condiment caddy on the tables at Asian street food stalls, market tables, modest eateries, and humble restaurants is there for a reason. It’s DIY seasoning. Don’t worry, you’re not going to upset the chef by sprinkling chilli flakes on your noodles or squirting Sriracha into your soup. In fact, in Asia, … Read more

Asian Food Etiquette – Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette

Asian Food Etiquette – Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette. Street Food in Hanoi old town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Cambodia. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Asian food etiquette isn’t rocket science. So why do so many travellers in Asia get it so wrong? So you don’t become one of them, here’s our guide to Asian food etiquette, whether you’re eating on the street, drinking with local friends, or dining out. We all want to be welcomed when we travel – … Read more