Intrepid traveller Pria Viswalingam visits some of Australia's nearest neighbours in this popular series, and examines the emergence of a modern Asia in countries which traditionally cling to their past. Tonight, Pria visits Tokyo and Hokkaido in Japan.
Pria takes a colourful jaunt through misty mountain villages, checks out Bangkok's distinctive architecture and lively waterways, and finally travels up to a resort tucked away in the foothills around Chiang Mai.
Pria takes us to Daman, south west of Kathmandu, where shamanism is practised and the powers of the local witchdoctors are praised and respected in the local community. By contrast we meet a young Malaysian lawyer who has abandoned the trappings of capitalism to meditate and live simply in the mountains of Nepal.
Each team must cook two dishes: one main and one dessert. Each contestant has 20 minutes to cook and they have just 45 seconds to hand over the dish to the next contestant in the relay.
Josh Niland of the Fish Butchery breaks down a kingfish for each of the contestants to choose a cut to cook with. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.