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Cruising Article – 2011-02-15

Adventurous cuisine in Hong Kong and Singapore

One of the best things about cruises is that they allow travelers to visit a number of diverse destinations in a relatively brief amount of time. For foodies, this means sampling all different kinds of cuisine.

Travelers on an Asian cruise who head ashore in search of food may be a bit lost when searching for a restaurant, as there will be hundreds, if not thousands of options at their disposal. Fortunately, the New York Times recently made some recommendations for travelers to seek out when they disembark at a port of call.

Hong Kong, China, is home to the world-famous Lung King Heen. This restaurant, located inside the Four Seasons Hong Kong, holds the honor of being the first restaurant serving Chinese cuisine to receive the honor of three Michelin stars, the highest accolade that can be bestowed upon a restaurant. Travelers who eat here can try exotic treats like shark fin, while those who pop in for lunch can try a range of dishes during the restaurant's traditional dim sum.

Singapore offers Asian cruisers a slightly different experience. According to the news source, the best bet here is the Maxwell Road Food Centre, a marketplace with a number of food vendors and tables. True foodies might recognize the backdrop from Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations," as the vendors here were profiled as a fine depiction of street food on the famous T.V. show.