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Best Hotel Breakfasts in Asia

Sous Vide Egg Innovation at The Sanchaya, Bintan

Sous Vide Egg Innovation at The Sanchaya, Bintan

Breakfast, that most important meal of the day, is often a buffet at hotels in Asia. The American trend for self-service spreads with vast choices has been embraced here. But buffet fatigue is setting in and some hotels and resorts are offering more sedate, sit down options with, in some cases, surprisingly inventive menus. Here’s five of the best in the region.

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Blissful Bintan

The Sanchaya, Bintan

The Sanchaya, Bintan

Sometimes Chopstix can’t face getting on a plane, as spoilt as we are with airports in Hong Kong and Singapore. So our interest was kindled by the opening of a new luxury resort on Bintan – a ferry ride from Singapore.

Our first pleasant surprise was on check in at the Singapore ferry terminal when we were handed a pack of ginger sweets for the journey, gifted from The Sanchaya hotel and stylishly packaged in their branding. The second was when we arrived on the Indonesian island a mere 45 mins later and were whisked into a private lounge – the space “Sanchaya-ed” as taste of what was to come – while immigration and baggage collection were dealt with for us.

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