The Ultimate Melting pot – the Chinese food hub

Hong Kong is truly a place worth visiting, not only for its rich culture and amazing city but also for the mouth-watering cuisine that the city has to offer. Here’s what you will find for your cravings in Hong Kong;

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English Pubs

Since Hong Kong was once part of the British colony, it is no wonder that one of the oldest English pubs are still up and running here. Jimmy’s Kitchen is a pub that opened in 1928, where they serve some of the famous English delights such as shepherd’s pie.

Tea houses and banquet halls

There are many restaurants in Central Hong Kong serving up dishes that are prepared to old Cantonese recipes. Some delicacies like shrimp dumplings and shark fin soup can be found in tea houses and banquets here.

Soy sauce Westerns and cafe culture

These restaurants offer a fusion of Chinese style with western style cuisine to bring forth an authentic Hong Kong cuisine. If you are staying in places like The Murray Hong Kong, you will be able to easily walk out and find these authentic shops close by to treat your taste buds.

Typhoon shelters

Back in the day, the Tanaka tribe lived on the shores of Hong Kong. When they found economic opportunities on land, they converted their boats to eateries that served delicious seafood. Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter is the modern version of this concept.

 

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Authentic Bangkok Street Food you must try – A street food paradise!

Your visit to Bangkok would be void if you’ve missed savouring its scrumptious street food or sit on a street-side to eat the food. Read on some of the best street food Bangkok has to offer!

 

Pad Thai

 

As the most globally recognizable Thai dish in the cannon, a plate of piping hot Pad Thai from a street stall is the ideal lunch option for many a visitor touring the Thai capital. Available through vendors in nearly every food market and popular street food hub in the city, the stir-fried rice or noodle dish is a wholesome meal that is perfect for any meal.

 

A fresh fish soup

 

Travellers who would like to savour a porridge made from pomfret fish, fish maw, and fresh oyster should definitely try out a bowl of Khao Tom Pla Kimpo. The tenderness of the fish is so impressive that you’ll feel like visiting Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla often. This place serves generous portions of quality seafood and spicy salads.

 

Kao Pad

 

Fried rice fans travelling along the streets of Bangkok should not miss a stall selling Kao Pad. This dish is made using fish sauce, soy sauce, and vegetables including carrots and tomatoes. Although you may have sampled Kao Pad many a restaurant in Sukhumvit including the dining venues at Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18, tasting this dish in the streets of Bangkok is a must for all Thai food lovers.

 

Ko Boo Rod Zing Noodle

 

For those who love to savour a bowl of spicy noodles, the Ko Boo Rod Zing Noodle is the best dish to try out. Know the meaning and start eating the dish because when translated it gives the meaning, “Super-Hot that Makes You Jump”!

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The Unique Flavours of Maldives – Zesty to the Last Bite!

The Maldives is a heaven known for its beaches of white, the palm trees and the clear blue waters of the ocean that surround the islands! However, did you ever think that the Maldives would have much to offer with their local delicacies as well? Guess not! Here are a few delectable flavours of Maldives that you ought to try!

 

Bis Keemyia

Crispy flaky and all you would look for in a samosa pastry! Yes, the bis keemiya is more of snack. The samosa pastry is stuffed with frizzled cabbage, seasoned onions and delicious hard-boiled eggs too. The recipe is surprisingly easy too for a delight that simply explodes with flavour with just one bite! Find this fine Maldivian delicacy in hotels such as Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas on your holiday here.

 

Boshi Mashuni

The name of the dish translates to banana flower salad and is great if your one to watch your weight! This healthy dish is a combination of blanched crunchy leaves, tangy lime with some spicy Maldivian chilli and onions along with turmeric, curry leaves and cumin that blend perfectly well to give that typical Asian taste!

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Garudhiya

The main ingredient of this fragrant fish soup is the lovely tuna fish. Cubes of tuna are cooked in water with curry leaves, garlic, chilli and onion. Once this is done the dish is seasoned with crispy fried onions and lime. The delicacy is simple to make and is awesome as a winter warmer or a summer soup too!

 

Saagu Bondibai

Dining in the Maldives is a delightful experience indeed and you cannot leave the table till you have a Maldivian dessert. Sago pudding is rarely eaten in this day and age; however, the strong taste of coconut milk combined with the flavour of cardamom and rose, and the sweetness of condensed milk is nothing short of amazing!

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