Unveiling Culinary Frontiers: Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau Launches First Print Publication in Three Years with Its Tastemakers Edition

T+L Southeast Asia Tastemakers Awards

In a celebration of the diverse culinary landscape of Southeast Asia, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia proudly presents the magazine’s first print edition in three years. 

Dedicated to drinking and dining on our travels, the December 2023 issue showcases the extraordinary individuals and establishments that have redefined the culinary scene in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It also features the first-ever winners of the T+L Tastemakers Awards. Curated by a panel of seasoned foodies, chefs, sommeliers, and Travel + Leisure contributors, the list celebrates the spirit of innovation within the F&B industry, naming the 25 best restaurants and 10 best bars of the year in each of the aforementioned countries.  

From funky Isaan fare to the plant-based revolution, the issue explores the latest trends and hidden gems tempting the palates of avid food enthusiasts. Readers can embark on virtual bar crawls through the backstreets of Saigon and Mont Kiara in Kuala Lumpur, discover new foodie hotspots from Poblacion to Phuket, and delve into the remarkable stories of the Travel + Leisure Tastemakers 2023 award-winners.  

“Everyone in this magazine, and especially the winners of our inaugural Tastemakers Awards, are changing how we eat and drink for the better, opening new windows and forgotten paths and helping us make Proustian memories of the first bites and sips.” said Jeninne Lee-St. John, Editor-in-Chief of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Jeninne Lee-St.John, Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Macau

“We hope this list will encourage readers to embrace culinary exploration and be inspired to create their own memorable epicurean experiences. Their dedication is a testament to the transformative power of culinary innovation.” 

Join the conversation and celebrate the tastemakers shaping the future of food and drink. Visit the Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau website for the full list of the 2023 Tastemaker Award winners, including exclusive content, a world of gastronomic adventures, and interviews with award-winning chefs. Connect with T+L Southeast Asia on social media @travelandleisureasia to stay up to date on the latest trends and upcoming events.  


About Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau
Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau explores destinations through the perspective of the individuals that make travel so special, finding creative ways to tell meaningful stories and celebrate authentic luxury experiences. The Asian edition of the world’s leading travel brand, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau is the go-to source of travel inspiration, with an audience of luxury travelers, high net-worth individuals, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. Travel + Leisure globally, and in this region specifically, enjoys a remarkable history of credibility and is the bible of luxury travel in Asia and abroad.  

About BurdaLuxury
BurdaLuxury is one of Asia’s most vibrant and progressive independent media houses. Its portfolio includes a variety of successful regional publishing brands in the lifestyle, luxury and travel markets across Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Print publications include AUGUSTMAN, HELLO! Magazine Thailand, Prestige, PIN Prestige, Architecture + Design and Travel + Leisure India & South Asia. Digital offerings include Lifestyleasia.com, Augustman.com, PrestigeOnline.com, PinPrestige.com, Architectureplusdesign.in, and Travelandleisureasia.com. BurdaLuxury is part of the Hubert Burda Media family, one of the largest media companies in Germany. Operating in 14 countries, Burda employs more than 11,000 people and owns 550 media brands.  

Media Contact 
Piradej Monga
Regional Communications Manager, BurdaLuxury


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