Been to a restaurant yet? Well, as soon as lockdowns eased, some went out to do just that. It's not quite business-as-usual though, as celebrity chef and restaurateur Anton Amoncio describes eating through newly installed plexi-glass panels at his favourite ramen shop in Manila. Still on noodles, a top ramen expert in Japan writes about his post-lockdown adventures in Tokyo.
Meanwhile in Malaysia, one of the earliest countries in Southeast Asia to come out of lockdown, chef Ili Sulaiman returns to her favourite restaurant, where she tucks into one of the country's best-loved dishes. And in Hong Kong's summer, Debbie Wong muses about a delightful beachside eatery with fresh eggplant salads, sunny crab omelettes and the scent of the sea at the city's scenic Repulse Bay.
Read on for AFN Foodies' post-lockdown restaurant hit list of local eats, posh places and award-winning names.