Designed by Los Angeles impresario Neal Fraser or Redbird and Vibiana fame, this once-in-a-lifetime journey visits Asia’s top culinary capitals. Take a sushi class with a Michelin-starred chef in Tokyo, explore the heart of kaiseki in Kyoto, master soup dumplings in Shanghai and perfect dim sum in Hong Kong. Cook in Bangkok’s most iconic kitchen, meet the chefs behind renowned restaurants, and wander into legendary street food haunts. Building on two decades of culinary tours in Asia, this trip honors the people and places behind the cuisine, showcasing how the region’s best food is the ultimate expression of both the time and a place.

Culinary Tour Asia Map

Each of the destinations reveals a distinctive aspect or personality of Asia's gastronomy. Raw ingredients define kaiseki, sushi as a pursuit of perfection, Shanghai and Hong Kong's bold moves into the future, while Bangkok an extravagant of contrasting flavors. Dumplings and dim sum mix tradition with innovation, transforming classic staples into works of art. We’ll be foraging for ingredients, exploring with our different senses, and discovering the unique regional journeys from market to table, and concept to presentation. And then you’ll taste, the very best of Asia’s cuisine, and equally savoring the atmospheric settings in the alleys and venues we explore.

Asia's culinary pioneers make this the premier Iron Chef experience. Meet the people behind their respective city's dining scenes, cook with these renowned chefs, and going behind the scenes in iconic restaurants. Through these intimate and interactive encounters, discover how cuisine can be the defining symbol of a city. Contrasts in Bangkok, expression in Hong Kong, ingenuity in Shanghai, Kyoto's noble elegance, and Tokyo's intricacies. The numerous historical sights we'll canvas along the way with further our insight into each culture.

Start your foodie trip in Tokyo, arguably the world's greatest culinary destination. Each day mixes leisurely exploration with culinary activities, including the master cooking classes that make this tour so unique.

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  • Maximum 10 guests
  • Deposit due at registration
  • No visas are required for this trip


Best Months : April, May, September
Moderate : March, June, October, November
Avoid : Late June, July, August, December


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