COOKING up a treat

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 June, 2012, 12:00am


The curious traveller will always want to try the local cuisine of the country they are visiting. Finding a restaurant that serves up a good example of local fare, however, can be a challenge.

Leading travel site TripAdvisor has randomly chosen five major cities in the region, with recommendations from their travellers of the top local restaurants with their overall ranking in the city.


Straits Kitchen (ranked ninth of 20 restaurants in Singapore), 10 Scotts Road Grand Hyatt, Singapore 228211.

According to a TripAdvisor traveller, 'any time we are in Singapore, we stop at least for one meal at this lovely and very busy restaurant'.


Kendi Kuning Restaurant (ranked 25th of 222 restaurants in Bali), Jl. Segara Samuh, Nusa Dua, Bali 80368, Indonesia.

According to a TripAdvisor traveller, 'this restaurant is absolutely amazing and should be on every visitor's list'.


The Rain Tree Cafe (ranked seventh of 84 restaurants in Bangkok), Plaza Athenee Bangkok, Royal Meridien Hotel, 61 Thanon Witthayu (Wireless Road), Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

According to a TripAdvisor traveller, 'buffets in Bangkok are usually hit and miss, but not this one - it is excellent'.


Xiao Yang Sheng Jian (ranked fifth of 696 restaurants in Shanghai), No 54-60 Wujiang Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai.

According to a TripAdvisor traveller, 'this chain serves some of the best local dumplings in the city'.


Quay Restaurant (ranked sixth of 137 restaurants in Sydney), Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia.

According to a TripAdvisor traveller, 'everything was fantastic - views, food and service'.

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