Travelers to cities like Paris or Hong Kong often make restaurant reservations long before they book their hotels. That’s because the food in these places has become as much of an attraction as the museums and local scenery. But with popularity comes crowds, punishingly high prices, and worst of all, a certain complacency in the kitchen. Fortunately, wonderful new culinary scenes are emerging in unexpected places around the globe. Sherman’s Travel enlisted Florence Fabricant, one of the world’s foremost authorities on food, to report on the best new culinary destinations.