Diana Hubbell

Culture

Simone Tong Doesn't Want Chinese Food to Be Bound by 'Rules'

“What is authenticity? We should encourage people to adapt. We look backward to learn from history so that we can move forward."
Diana Hubbell
9.6.19
CHEFS

Chef Nikki Tran's Viet-Texan Cuisine Reflects the Breadth of Vietnamese Food

“I never learned how to make traditional Vietnamese food, so I thought I would do something different—that way nobody could say if it was right or wrong.”
Diana Hubbell
2.21.19
nakadia

The Female DJ From Rural Thailand Who Is An Underground Techno Icon

The Isaan-born producer traces her rise.
Diana Hubbell
1.21.19
Caviar

Can Caviar Be 'Disrupted'? This Russian Property Mogul Wants to Find Out

Here's what goes down in the massive sturgeon bunker that Alexey Tyutin has built in a Thai beach town.
Diana Hubbell
1.25.18
Thailand

Bangkok’s Most Expensive Street Food Is Totally Worth It

“People should appreciate what Thailand has right now, because someday we may not have this anymore.”
Diana Hubbell
8.11.17
japan

This Tokyo Bar Is Run by Buddhist Monks

For 17 years, Vowz Bar has been serving cocktails with a side of Buddhist philosophy, offering drinks with names like Mugen-Jigoku (Never-Ending Suffering in Hell) as well as medicinal liquors infused with turtles and snakes.
Diana Hubbell
7.14.17
beer

Vietnam Is in the Midst of a Craft Beer Boom

What started as a micro-movement has blown up into a craft craze, as Ho Chi Minh City's breweries experiment with local ingredients, from cacao nibs and passion fruit to smoked acacia bark and even durian.
Diana Hubbell
5.24.17
Food

Babi Guling Is a Glorious, Gluttonous Feast

Bali boasts a number of specialities, but none are as revered as "babi guling"—suckling pig slathered in spice paste and served with shards of skin that splinter against the teeth.
Diana Hubbell
5.18.17
Street Food

What’s Going to Happen to Bangkok’s Street Food Vendors?

Facing a mounting crackdown, conflicting reports, and flip-flopping authorities, the city’s hawkers find themselves confronting an uncertain future.
Diana Hubbell
5.3.17