IHG launches Insider Guide to Travelling for Culinary Exploration

Chef Sam Leong's Pan-seared Lamb Chops marinated in Lemon Grass
Chef Sam Leong’s Pan-seared Lamb Chops marinated in Lemon Grass

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has released the Insider Guide to Travelling for Culinary Exploration – a celebration of gastronomy that offers a menu of exclusive insights and expert recommendations on the art of dining from across Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA).

Featuring in-depth insider knowledge and tips from specialists in the food and beverage industry including renowned chefs and award-winning IHG Culinary Ambassadors, the latest issue is an indispensable handbook for food lovers. A complete guide, it covers top dishes from the region as well as practical information such as food photography tips and a guide of enticing food festivals across the AMEA region.

Bruce Ryde, Director Brand Marketing, IHG, Asia, Middle East & Africa said, “We are extremely proud of the culinary heritage of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and we consider food one of the best ways to explore a new culture, with our latest guide being a gastronomic celebration of some of these unique cultures.

“As a hotel brand that prides itself on curating authentic experiences, we always strive to incorporate local flavours and tastes in our venues. With our signature restaurants and bars providing exceptional dining experiences and our exclusive partnerships with some of the best culinary talents in the world, we’ve tapped into the wealth of knowledge we have to bring food lovers insights into some of the best dining experiences from this diverse region.”

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Grilled Tiger Prawn Charred Oyster Mushroom Kaffir - Lemongrass Broth
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For those interested in eating like a local and discovering the best hidden gems, the Insider Guide for Food points guests in the right direction for a culinary journey down the road less travelled. A preview of these insights are:

  •  India: When in Mumbai travellers must take a walk down the streets of Coalaba to discover the authentic aromas of chaats, savoury snacks which are typically served at road side stalls.
  • Japan: Starting your day with breakfast at the famous Tsukji Fish Markets in Tokyo makes for a unique experience as you watch the freshest catch being auctioned to the highest local bidders.
  • Middle East: A local staple in Jordan is kunafe, a sugar syrup drenched Levantine cheese pastry with a crumbly orange semolina crust soaked in sweet syrup.
  • Singapore: For a unique Singapore dining experience, take a stroll down to the one of the many locally popular food hawker centres like Maxwell Food Market where you’ll find local favourites like chicken rice, laksa and spicy noodle soup.
  • South Africa: A popular South African snack is bitong, a dried and cured meat jerky snack, using beef, game meat or event ostrich.

The Insider Guides are available at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa, and can also be read online: http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/communications

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