Is the best thing about travelling trying new foods? It’s a question we argue over all the time in the office. What better way to learn about local traditions than feasting on exciting new flavours? Many of our travellers over the years have wanted to learn to cook local dishes during their travels. So we offer cooking experiences in many destinations.
Here are a few ideas to get your mouth watering…
1. Malaysia: Slurp on Laksa in Penang
Places are often described as a ‘melting pot’, but for Malaysia, the cliché is absolutely true. While the majority population is Malay, there are also large Chinese and Indian communities. Where it gets interesting is when food traditions have mingled. Peranakan or Nonya cuisine is the best example. It’s a sense dazzling combination of Malay-style cooking with the zest of Chinese herbs and spices. Laksa, a comforting bowl of thick noodles often with fish in a fragrant spicy soup, is our favourite. Georgetown, on the spice island of Penang, is a foodie hotspot and the ideal place to get slurping.