Chefs Andrew Martin from Thailand’s 80/20 and Johnson Wong from Malaysia’s Gen at the Kita Food Festival in Penang. Photo: Instagram / @kitafoodfestival
Chefs Andrew Martin from Thailand’s 80/20 and Johnson Wong from Malaysia’s Gen at the Kita Food Festival in Penang. Photo: Instagram / @kitafoodfestival
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‘It’s Malaysia’s time next’: Penang food festival is a good sign for culinary travel, but how will the industry fare amid climate breakdown?

  • Penang’s Kita Food Festival signals a revival of gastronomic tourism amid an explosion of young avant-garde chefs in Malaysia exploring their culinary heritage
  • But will global food tourism roar back at full force, buoyed by top chefs and Michelin-star restaurants, or will trends veer towards increased sustainability?

Chefs Andrew Martin from Thailand’s 80/20 and Johnson Wong from Malaysia’s Gen at the Kita Food Festival in Penang. Photo: Instagram / @kitafoodfestival
Chefs Andrew Martin from Thailand’s 80/20 and Johnson Wong from Malaysia’s Gen at the Kita Food Festival in Penang. Photo: Instagram / @kitafoodfestival
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