Asia

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From the archive: down the Yangtze with Paul Theroux, 1982
Despite the big filthy cities alongside it, the travel writer finds the river largely unchanged over hundreds of years. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

28, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ferdinand ‘Budgie’ Montoya’s Filipino family recipes
Chicken in coconut vinegar, vegetables with fermented shrimp, and cassava cheesecake – the Sarap chef’s homage to his mother’s cooking

Interview by Molly Tait-Hyland, recipes by Ferdinand Montoy

16, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Secular pilgrims: why ancient trails still pack a spiritual punch
Where kings and abbots walked, tourists now follow. Are these increasingly popular trips just another holiday or are we getting more religious?

Peter Stanford

28, Mar, 2021 @9:29 AM

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Mumbai: a virtual tour through books, film, music and food
India’s most cosmopolitan city offers a dramatic blend of Bollywood idols, opera, street stalls and gripping tales of the underworld

Taran N Khan

22, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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My Mongolian guide: walking with her was a joy
From crossing Ulaanbaatar’s chaotic streets to hiking sacred mountains, Oyunaa had an infectious love of her country – and a determination to succeed

Ruth Wiggins

05, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Bangkok: a virtual tour through film, food, music and books
Explore the dynamism and contradictions of one of Asia’s most beguiling cities through its culture, novels and cuisine

Philip Cornwel-Smith

26, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Pongal is comfort food for south India’s harvest season – plus the recipe
Pongal is both a harvest festival, which starts today, and the rice and dal breakfast dish eaten to mark its arrival

Shoba Narayan

14, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Subtle and soothing: my obsession with Thai massaman curry – plus the recipe
A literary interview over dinner in Bangkok led to the mild, Muslim-influenced dish becoming a fixture in our writer’s London kitchen

Ed Cumming

04, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Singapore street food added to Unesco heritage list
The city-state’s cosmopolitan ‘hawker culture’ has been added to the prestigious list – welcome recognition after a tough year for vendors. Plus five of the best food centres to visit

Olivia Lee

21, Dec, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Jasbinder Bilan: Heading ‘home’ to India freed my creativity
The children’s author grew up in the Midlands, but the tastes, sounds and smells of her family’s Punjab homeland were the inspiration for her stories

Jasbinder Bilan

20, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Goa party leader hopes to swing the siesta vote
The Forward Party’s Vijai Sardesai says he will make a one-hour power nap mandatory if he becomes chief minister

Amrit Dhillon

06, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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My journey around India in 80 trains
Monisha Rajesh had a complex relationship with her parents’ homeland, until she saw all of Indian life played out on the country’s railway

Monisha Rajesh

05, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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