Where Great Chefs Eat

Ever won­dered where REAL food­ies eat? We sat down with best­selling au­thor, Michelle Tchea and her award-win­ning chef friends, ask­ing them to re­veal,share­and­spillon­their favourite food spots when they are not cook­ing in their own es­teemed restau­rants.

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Won­der­ing where great food­ies eat in your favourite city? Best-sell­ing au­thor and Asia’s best chefs spill the beans on where to eat in Asia’s top cities.

If you are like me, food plays a ma­jor role in plan­ning hol­i­day trav­els. Sure, there are mu­se­ums to visit, mon­u­ments to take photos of and na­tional parks to walk around, but let’s face it – what re­ally mat­ters is what you eat – trans­port­ing you to a de­li­cious and un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence to write home about. Luck­ily, Asia is the epi­cen­tre of mem­o­rable culi­nary de­lights – a place where street eats are taken to new heights and fine-din­ing takes on new mean­ing with in­no­va­tion at the fore­front. Of course, there are clas­sic foodie cities like Paris, Lon­don and New York but when it comes to the food-cen­tric des­ti­na­tions, Asia is the place to ex­plore and con­sume.

Clas­si­cally, as a self-pro­fessed foodie, sightseeing takes a back­seat when trav­el­ling around Asia. Rather, I’m al­ways on the look­out for truly au­then­tic eats – a place where eater­ies of­fer more than just a sat­is­fy­ing meal but a cul­tural glimpse into the tra­di­tions and cul­tures of the city it rep­re­sents.

Whether I am trav­el­ling to a city for the umpteenth time or head­ing to a new ex­cit­ing metropo­lis for the first time, I al­ways ask trusted food­ies to guide me in the right gas­tro­nomic. Al­though Miche­lin-starred chefs and cov­eted world’s best chefs spend hours in the kitchen, these chefs still have time to roam the city, get­ting in­spi­ra­tion from their peers in an ef­fort to main­tain the com­pet­i­tive edge which makes them the best. Rather than keep­ing all these new dis­cov­er­ies to my­self, I’ve col­lated a few of my favourite chefs and asked them to tell me where they, trusted gourmets, like to eat, drink and in­dulge in Asia’s lead­ing cities.

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