Eat in Japan..
IF you’re looking for a nice brew, a cuppa, a chai or any kind of hot water infused with tea, Asia has you covered. Not only were there enough British colonies in this part of the world to have brought their national drink with them long enough to make it stick, but other Asian nations have a long, long history with the beverage as well, and their own variations. Let’s take a look.
THE United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese cuisine to its cultural heritage list. A UNESCO committee announced the decision Wednesday at a meeting in Azerbaijan. Known as “washoku,” Japan’s traditional cooking embraces seasonal ingredients, a unique taste and a style of eating steeped in centuries of tradition. Japan hopes that UNESCO recognition will…>
NOT even a nuclear disaster could stop the Japanese from securing the 2020 Olympic Games bid. Their successful campaign was based on an array of assets – a passion for sport, ability to host major sporting events and a record as a safe and welcoming city, ripe with innovation and digital technology and flush with…>
CAN’T read or speak Japanese and don’t know what to eat? Enter fake plastic food replicas, or shokuhin sanpuru, that make dealing with Japanese menus a piece of cake, or sushi. They may even look good enough to eat. According to the Sydney Morning Herald anything from beer complete with suds, tasty looking sushi or deep-fried…>
THOSE who watched in horror as Minami Soma was swept away by last year’s March 11 tsunami may soon have the opportunity to see the devastation first hand. Following the removal of the Japanese government’s evacuation orders on Monday, the Minami Soma municipal has announced it plans to offer walking tours of the city. The…>
THE quintessential eastern capital, Tokyo is overwhelming, and first-time visitors expecting an Asian version of New York City are in for a surprise. There’s a kind of commercial energy and enthusiasm here that you won’t find anywhere else, and it’s best to just surrender yourself to the smash high fashion, neon lights and pop culture…>
PUNGENT, colourful and filled with the racuous cries of hawkers, Asia’s fish markets are amongst its greatest attractions. This selection of six fish markets will take you around the smelliest but also some of the most interesting locales in Asia. Visiting these markets will not only give you the chance to meet locals but could…>
Places to stay
La Villa Battambang
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Sepilok Jungle Resort
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