NHK Symphony plays for Europe
Paavo Jarvi, the chief conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, discusses the seven-city tour of Europe and how an all-Japanese orchestra can play the great halls of European music and hold their own with Mahler, Sibelius and Shostakovich.
Crash course for new sushi chefs
It is often thought to take decades to become a master sushi chef, but one school in Tokyo is doing good business building the foundations of proper sushi making with students from around the world, and in just two months.
Helping stray dogs through social media
One man in Thailand has made it his mission to rescue and care for as many of the country's stray dogs as he can. But he is not alone, thanks to Facebook, through which people from around the world can pitch in.
Singapore's Michelin-star chicken, for US$1.50
Hungry reporter Tomomi Kikuchi visits the Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle in Singapore, which sells the lowest-priced meals in the world that have received a Michelin star -- at 2 Singapore dollars a plate (roughly U.S.$1.50).
Million lanterns light up Thailand’s sky
The annual Yee Ping festival is celebrated in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, as thousands of locals and visitors release paper lanterns into the night sky.
Making mohinga, Myanmar's soul food
One family-run restaurant in Yangon shows Nikkei Asian Review's Gwen Robinson how they make their special recipe of Mohinga, a fish-based soup commonly eaten for breakfast.
The growing business of edible insects
Contributing writer Marwan Macan-Markar tatses some of the more peculiar insect snacks sold on Bangkok's Rambutri Road, and explains how this once local delicacy is becoming a major business for the region.
A taste of Thailand through street food
The Nikkei Asian Review's Gwen Robinson and her food critic friend explore the offrerings of Soi 38, Bankok's place to be for great street food.
Eating streetside in Penang
Reporter C.K. Tan explores the dinner offerings of street stalls in Malaysia's George Town, including the region's signature noodle dish of Asam Laksa.
All aboard Mumbai's rush hour
Reporter, and daily commuter, Rosemay Marandi shows just what it takes to go to work using Mumbai's famously packed trains, and explains why, despite the precarious journey, it is still the transportation of choice for so many.
FT editor explores Kyoto, Tokyo
Robert Shrimsley, the managing editor of FT.com, takes a four-day trip to some of Tokyo's and Kyoto's most famous spots, including the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto's oldest inn, Akihabara, and a robot restaurant, in a brief but memorable look into Japan.
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