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amelia fx

What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by amelia fx »

I have two weeks to travel this spring and I'll admit it: I travel to eat (and take cooking classes). I'm thinking either Japan or Thailand, but is there another country that would be even better? Where would you go, if it was all about the food.

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paweber

RE: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by paweber »

Singapore. Not only is there a wide variety of Asian cuisines available, there are a multitude of scrupulously clean "hawker centers" or food courts where you can try the different cuisines.

I wouldn't spend an entire two weeks here but from Singapore it is very easy to get cheap flights on low cost carriers to other Asian destinations.

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RE: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by Bluebell »

I definitely second S'pore, a microcosm of Southeast Asia.  Try Chinese Hainanese cuisine (Chinatown), Nonya Peranakan (Joo Chiat and Katong); Malaysian (Geylang), Indian (Little India), Arab Street for halal, Thai (Golden Mile); seafood (East Coast Parkway).  While food courts at shopping centers offer a more sanitized experience, do try Chinatown Complex near Smith Street and Maxwell Road Hawker Center, corner of  Maxwell and South Bridge Roads.  In the CBD there is Lau Pa Sat.  Don't miss Chicken-Rice, S'pore's  "national" dish--YUM!

 

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paweber

RE: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by paweber »

Chili Crab is the main reason my son and I detoured to Singapore on our RTW trip this past summer. Also considered one of their national dishes.

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amelia fx

RE: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by amelia fx »

Wow! I hadn't even considered Singapore. Thanks so, so much, I'll look into it.

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RE: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by Pauline Frommer »

We're having a glitch in our methods of deleting spam, so I'm posting this so that we have a posting before all of the still visible and for some reason, unremoveable spam posts below. (You can't read them, but they're still a nuisance). My apologies. Pauline

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tiffnay

RE: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by tiffnay »

Have you ever travel south Asia, specially India. I think India is the best place of all kinds of Food. If you eat street food of India's you will never forgot it. I think you should visit India and try foods of India's.

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peter knight

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by peter knight »

In Response to Re: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?:[QUOTE]

Have you ever travel south Asia, specially India. I think India is the best place of all kinds of Food. If you eat street food of India's you will never forgot it. I think you should visit India and try foods of India's.

Posted by Tiffnay[/QUOTE]

If you are a westerner, I would stay away from most street foods in India. The Delhi Belly is not a legend, it is a fact. Yes, it does taste good, but have many friends with a weak stomach who rued eating those foods. Carry Pepto Bismol or similar. :-)

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ksandness

RE: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by ksandness »

I have not been to Singapore, but I do know that it is famous for its multinational food culture. The three main ethnic groups are Chinese, Indian, and Malay, and all of them have fantastic food in themselves.

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RE: What's the Best Country in Asia for a Foodie?

by worldtraveler17 »

I would say Japan, specifically Osaka, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. China and South Korea are also good places for a foodie. Within China, there are so many different types of specialties throughout the country.

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