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Browse our Asia Culinary Tours

Don’t be embarrassed! We know half the reasons you want to travel Asia involve eating. There’s no better way to fathom the cultural roots of a country than diving into its food. Make sushi in Tokyo or fish off the coast in Borneo. Taste the elusive flavors of life in Asia. Whether you’re staying in a guesthouse in the rainforest or elbowing past zealous clients in a street stall, it’s easy to do what the locals do. Just eat, drink, and eat some more.

For an idea of the diversity Asia offers in culinary traditions, browse Backyard Travel’s savory itineraries, all of which can be tailored to your taste buds.

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BROWSE CULINARY TOURS IN OUR DESTINATIONS

JAPAN - MYANMAR - BORNEO - VIETNAM - CAMBODIA - LAOS

INDONESIA - THAILAND - CHINA - BHUTAN

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What to Expect from an Asia Culinary Tour

Follow our guides to open-air bazaars, learn about exotic indigenous spices, fruits, and vegetables, and take lessons with local cooks who are passionate about expressing their unique heritage through drool-worthy food. The possibilities for your bespoke Asia culinary holiday are as diverse as the ingredients you’ll encounter. Create your own delicious trip with Backyard Travel.

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EXPERT ADVICE

Get personal recommendations from street food bloggers in Bangkok, or visit wet markets with accredited chefs in Hanoi. We always look to local experts first!

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GENUINE ENCOUNTERS

Shop for your own ingredients in swarming night markets. Check out spices you haven’t even heard of. Meet local culinary masters. Ride your bike around rice fields and mango plantations.

Mortar and Pestle with spices

TASTY SENSATIONS

We’ll just leave this list: sticky rice, curried chicken, skewered prawns, fried noodles, spicy papaya salad. Not unusual enough? Try tarantula in Cambodia or fish sperm in Japan—local favorites.

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Culinary Geography

The intricacies of regional cuisine are plenty within even one single country. For example, imagine the differing culinary traditions of Hindu Bali vs. Muslim Java in Indonesia. Or Cantonese cuisine vs. Szechuan.

Street vendor selling dried foods

LOCAL COMMUNITIES

You can try all the street food you want, but still, nothing beats a home-cooked family meal. Visit village farm houses and enjoy a homestay.

Crab on bowls

GET CREATIVE

Take cooking lessons with local chefs and experts. With an Asia culinary holiday, you also get the opportunity to be hands on. Learn the best way — by doing.

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