Monday Motivation: Culinary Cruise Collection – Asia & Middle East

Courtesy Travel Leaders Network

Check out these Featured Sailings that Highlight Culinary Delights in Asia and the Middle East:

  • Seabourn’s December 2022 – 16 day Perls of Arabia & India II Cruise
  • Cunard’s April 2023 – 16-Day Asia Cruise
  • Seabourn’s April 2023 – 14-Day Island Jewels of Japan Cruise

10 Amazing Culinary Experiences in Asia & Middle East:

Luqaimat, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Courtesy Travel Leaders Network

When in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Luqaimat (pictured above) – hot dumplings with sticky date sauce and topped with sesame seeds

When in Japan:

  • Sushi – The best lace is at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, surrounded by excellent restaurants!
  • Okonomiyaki – Its name combines 2 words: okonomi (no one’s liking) & yaki (cook over direct heat) to mean a savory pancake filled with anything you like!
  • Shabu-Shabu – Very thin slices of pork or beef you swirl in boiling broth at teh table before eating.
  • Sake – High quality sake is much more than just rice wine… it’s a divine elixir with subtle and complex flavors.

When in Singapore:

  • Hainanese Chicken Rice (pictured above) – One of Singapore’s national dishes, the chicken is poached at sub-boiling temperatures, with the resulting stock a blend of this plus garlic, pandan leaves, and ginger.
  • Chili Crab – Mud crabs cooked with a signature sweet, salty, and lightly spicy chili sauce, it’s more sweet than spicy.
  • Kaya Toast – A quintessential part of a Singaporean breakfast, kaya is a sweet jam made from mixing sugar and coconut cream.
  • Guay Teow – Classic noodle soup where you select the type of noodle and ingredients.

When in Thailand:

  • Thai Desserts – Asia isn’t known for sweet treats, but you have to try mango sticky rice or tasty fried bananas

So many things to try!

Asia & the Middle East offer so many flavors to try and enjoy. Between the beautiful landmarks and amazing food, these amazing experiences will stay with you for a lifetime.

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Sensoji Temple, Tokyo, Japan – Courtesy Travel Leaders Network

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