Travellers to Dili expect great diving, beautiful beaches and breathtaking mountain scenery and they are not disappointed. But what does come as a surprise to many visitors is the diversity and quality of the gastronomic experience. Timor-Leste sits between Australia and Asia, receiving regular shipments of all the best products from Singapore and Darwin to blend with organically-grown local produce from lush mountain farms and freshly caught seafood. To go with your meal, you can make your choice from a very wide range of international wines and spirits, at reasonable prices. The country’s history has added ingredients to the culinary mix over the centuries: the Mediterranean influences of Portugal – cheese, olives, chorizo and excellent bread – with the Asian flavours of Indonesia and China. Since independence, restaurateurs from all over the world have expanded the range with cuisine from Japan, Thailand, India, Lebanon, Turkey, Italy, Burma… and of course, Australia. The restaurants themselves offer a variety of settings and prices: you can dine barefoot on the beach or enjoy air-conditioned elegance.
Timor-Leste Photos Courtesy of
Wyant M. Lauterman, Rob Swanson, Ethan Daniels, David Harasti, Daniel Groshong, Wayne Lovell and UNWTO.
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