Delight your taste buds with an Asian culinary vacation. Whether you are taking in the sights and smells of India, experimenting with new flavors and textures in Vietnam, feasting on the best of fine dining in Japan, or enjoying fresh-from-the-boat seafood in Indonesia, you’ll savor the combination of culture and cuisine in the most exotic and exciting destinations on Earth.
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Embark on a quintessential Japanese culinary experience and immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions as you mingle with locals and take in the beauty of this enchanting country. You’ll sample a delicious and eclectic variety of Japanese foods in settings ranging from backstreet vendors to a magnificent kaiseki feast. Tour Tokyo’s legendary Tsukiji Market, meet a local sake expert in Kyoto, eat fresh-off-the-boat sashimi, learn how to make soba noodles, join monks for a vegetarian shojin ryori meal, partake in a private tea ceremony, and take in the sights and sounds of all Japan has to offer.
Eat your way across Vietnam with stops in Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, and the Mekong Delta for an unforgettable experience that will make you fall in love with the food and the people of this charming country. With its balance of aromatics, heat, sweetness, sourness, and fishy-ness - combined with a touch of French influence, Vietnamese cuisine is as much about curiosity as it is comfort. Beyond Pho and banh mi, you’ll experience succulent meats, fresh seafood, exotic vegetables, and warm spices. Must-try dishes include banh xeo in Saigon, bun cha in Hanoi, and cau lau noodles in Hoi An.
From street food to fine dining, you’ll experience authentic Indian cuisine through private dinners and hands-on cooking lessons. Enjoy a Punjabi meal at a Tandoori specialty restaurant, shop Asia’s largest spice market, and learn about Mughlai cuisine in Delhi. Participate in a special Awadhi cooking demonstration after touring Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal in Agra. Eat like royalty at Hanwant Mahal in Jodhpur, and savor the finest vegetables, meats, and fish in Mumbai. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in iconic historical sites and shop at local bazaars in between cooking lessons and spa treatments.
Enjoy the rich Indonesian culinary heritage and taste food from diverse influences like Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisine. You’ll experience dishes prepared for everyday meals, as well as ceremonial, ritual, and royal family dining during your trip, allowing for a deep understanding of the rich Indonesian culture. You’ll participate in a traditional Balinese cooking class, explore street food in Yogyakarta, visit bustling markets for a variety of foods and goods, and relax while sipping Indonesian coffee. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a gastro adventure, Indonesia offers everything you could desire.
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