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Locavore: Creating Modern Cuisine with Local Produce in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Locavore: Creating Modern Cuisine with Local Produce in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Locavore is a modern European-Indonesian restaurant located in Ubud, Bali. As its name suggests, they're all about using local products. About 95% of their ingredients are sourced from within the country, from the Balinese Kintamani coffee and hand-crafted sea salt to the pickled seaweed from Lombok to the beef short ribs from Malang, Java.
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Toyo Eatery: The Most Inventive Filipino Restaurant in Manila?

Toyo Eatery: The Most Inventive Filipino Restaurant in Manila?

Nationalistic in his cooking approach, Chef Navarra is known for his playful and inventive takes on classic Filipino dishes like lugaw (rice porridge), relyenong pusit (stuffed squid), and pork bbq. His presentation may be contemporary but the dishes themselves – and ingredients used – are staunchly Filipino.
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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Singapore (2019)

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Singapore (2019)

In spite of its facade of steel and glass, Singapore retains much of the ethnic and cultural diversity that earned it its nickname – “the melting pot of Asia”. Iconic structures like Marina Bay Sands and Supertree Grove are impressive but equally of note are the ethnic pockets within the city that preserve each culture’s unique heritage and traditions.
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Yangon Food Tour: Get a Taste of Burmese Cuisine and Culture with A Chef’s Tour

Yangon Food Tour: Get a Taste of Burmese Cuisine and Culture with A Chef’s Tour

Like many of its neighboring countries, there's a clear Indian and Chinese influence to Burmese cuisine. There seem to be strong regional identities as well. Wikipedia's list of Burmese dishes points to several dishes that are Shan-, Kachin-, or Rakhine-influenced, all of which are administrative regions within Myanmar.
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