100 Essential Asia Pacific Experiences Named and Our Culinary Tour is One of Them

2018-04-24T18:09:41+00:00By |

100 essential Asia Pacific experiences for your 2018 travel bucket list have been named by DestinAsian in the travel magazine's latest issue and we're excited that our Cambodia Culinary Tour Handmade, Homecooked and Hands-on edition has been named as one of them. To celebrate their 100th issue, Asia's top travel magazine, DestinAsian, has compiled a list …

Traditional Roasted Spicy Peanuts Recipe – An Addictive Southeast Asian Snack

2018-05-27T14:50:54+00:00By |

These traditional roasted spicy peanuts are the addictive snack that typically accompanies a bia hoi drinking session in Hanoi and I've been obsessed with making them since we lived in the Vietnam capital four years ago. I've been obsessed with making my own variations of these traditional roasted spicy peanuts at home here in Siem Reap. When …

Best Things to Do in Bali, from Rice Paddy Walks to Riding Mythical Waves

2018-12-17T17:51:22+00:00By |

The best things to do in Bali for us aren't the things you gawk at in tourism ads or highlight in travel guides. In keeping with our preference for the slow, the local and experiential, they're as low-key and laidback as strolls through rice paddies and learning to cook Balinese food. We loved the side of Bali that we experienced when we …

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival, When Spirits Visit from the Underworld

2018-12-14T10:22:54+00:00By |

The Penang Hungry Ghost Festival is underway on the Malaysian island this month. That means the gates of hell have opened and the spirits are roaming the streets of Georgetown in search of food – just like us. The Penang Hungry Ghost Festival Okay, so they’re not simply seeking out a decent meal. Starved of …

The Rice Cooker — Cooking Asian Food

2015-11-14T23:43:49+00:00By |

What’s the first thing you should buy when you want to seriously cook Asian food. Not a wok, not a cleaver. It's a rice cooker. Why? I know how to steam rice on a stovetop just fine. But it doesn’t go right every time. When the rest of your meal is ready and you find …

Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An in Central Vietnam

2018-11-26T17:17:05+00:00By |

In Vietnam's historic riverside town of Hoi An, a noodle dish steeped in legend offers unique flavours and textures that only a rich culinary heritage and hours of preparation can produce. The ubiquitous dish, cao lau, is the essence of Hoi An in a bowl — so mysterious and seductive that we stayed three months to …

Siem Reap Water Festival – A Celebration to Mark the End of Monsoon

2018-11-23T21:54:37+00:00By |

Siem Reap Water Festival or Bon Om Tuk, the Cambodia Water Festival, traditionally marks the end of the monsoon period and rice season, the reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), and the start of the fishing season, with boat races, water rituals, traditional ceremonies, celebrations, and fireworks. This year, the 3-day Siem Reap …

Meet the Local Behind The Hunt Singapore Guide

2017-09-08T11:49:07+00:00By |

If we’re going to use a guidebook when we travel, our preference will always be themed, quirky little guidebooks written by locals or expats like The Hunt Singapore guidebook. As you know, we used to write guidebooks. We worked for all the big publishers: Lonely Planet, Footprint, Dorling Kindersley, Rough Guides, Thomas Cook, Hedonist’s etc. …

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