Special Report

The One Can't-Miss Restaurant in 32 Countries Around the World

Peru: Astrid y Gastón
> Location: Lima

From the godfather of modern Peruvian cuisine, Gastón Acurio, and his wife, pastry chef Astrid Gutsche, comes one of the best restaurants in Peru – and the world. Astrid y Gastón has pioneered an Andean cuisine that blends traditional ingredients like guinea pig, corn, and lucuma (a luscious golden-fleshed fruit) with modern techniques. The cocktails and desserts feature bold tropical fruits as well as earthy cacao and carob.

Source: Courtesy of Amanda B. via Yelp

Portugal: Casa da Índia
> Location: Lisbon

With a name that refers to a 15th century spice importer, Casa da Índia is surprisingly not an Indian restaurant, but rather an affordable eatery serving Portuguese fare in a casual, diner-like setting. Choose from an extensive menu of grilled meats and seafood, soups like bacalhau (salt cod stew) and acorda alentejana (bread soup with cilantro and eggs) and a crowd-pleasing seafood rice.

Scotland: The Ubiquitous Chip
> Location: Glasgow

Family-run for over five decades, The Ubiquitous Chip has long been a champion of local produce and is one of Glasgow’s most celebrated eateries. It recently sold, but the hearty fare and hospitality remain unchanged, as do the walls covered in customer art. The bohemian vibe and modern classic cuisine continue to draw regulars and tourists alike.

Source: Courtesy of La Cabane du Pêcheur via Facebook

Sénégal: La Cabane du Pêcheur
> Location: Dakar

This oceanside hotel and seafood restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and a sunny, open-air dining room with sunset views. Simply-prepared grilled fish, shrimp, and lobster are the stars of the menu, and the oysters on the half-shell and ceviche are highly recommended. While the cocktail menu is small, the mixed drinks are strong and well-balanced. The service is known to be leisurely, so be prepared for a bit of a wait.

Source: Courtesy of Nik T. via Yelp

Singapore: J.B. Ah Meng Kitchen
> Location: Singapore

What started as a tze char booth (serving Chinese-style dishes that resemble home-cooked meals) in a dark alley is now a raucous two-story late-night restaurant frequented by celebrity chefs both local and international, located in the city-state’s famed Geylang red light district. A Malaysian flair (thanks to owner Wang Feng who hails from Ipoh) adds spice to signature dishes including the famous white pepper crab, salted egg prawn rolls, and san lou bee hoon (vermicelli with dried shrimp, squid, and soy sauce, fried into a crispy pancake).

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