Adding culinary activities to your next travel agenda is a fantastic way to truly experience the essence of the destination you’re exploring. From small towns to international cities, food is not just an essential part of your day, but it’s also a great way to meet locals and enjoy unique and authentic regional dishes. No matter where in the world you’re headed, make sure you take time to eat like a local to really experience the place you’re in. Here are three of our favourite food locations.
Mention a trip to Singapore and it’s guaranteed that someone will mention the food, or ask you what and where you ate. The perfect base for your culinary adventures is Park Regis Singapore, which is central to some of the best restaurants and dining hubs in the city. Not far is Tian Tian, home of the city’s best Hainanese chicken rice. This hawker food stall is Michelin star recognised and is listed in just about every guidebook on Singapore. Locals also highly recommend Jumbo Seafood for their award-winning Singapore chilli crab, which is a dish not to be missed when visiting this country.
Hunter Valley, Australia
A local favourite and also an international destination, NSW’s Hunter Valley is a wine region that has become renowned for amazing wine and gourmet escapes. Nestled close to several major wineries and the Hunter Valley Gardens, Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill is the perfect place to stay and will make sure you are central to excellent restaurants, markets and festivals that are dotted amongst the vineyards. From cheese to chocolate and of course local wines with international reputations, there is something to suit every taste bud here.
London, United Kingdom
Traditional British fare has come a long way, and whilst you can still find a long list of traditional pubs and dishes on offer in London, England’s capital has a multicultural food scene that offers something for everyone. A great start to a food-inspired stay in this international city is booking a stay at The Prince Akatoki London. Within its confines is the destination restaurant TOKii which blends the best of homegrown London and international Japanese flavours. Once you step outside, and not far away, you can find Arcade Food Theatre which houses north Indian street food, American diner fare, and Nepalese momos, whilst Dalston’s Ararat Bread turns out some of the finest flatbread the city has to offer.