Looking across Hong Kong Central, Victoria Harbor, and Kowloon from "The Peak" observation platform.

Fancy going to Hong Kong and having a Kosher requirement. No problem at the other end with the Jewish Community Centre high up in Robinson Road offering both milk and meat restaurants, the Shalom Grill in Central, and Mul Hayam, Glatt Kosher, by the Kowloon Shangri-La. Kosher meals can be delivered to some of the hotels.

 Hong Kong is a vibrant city and easily worth the effort. Non-stop flights are offered by British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic and it is a real gateway to China. It is also a cruise terminal. You can pre-order Kosher meals (Hermolis) on all these carriers but there is no choice. You get whatever is in the package. And the flights are 12 hours.

 El Al has come up with an alternative if you are not in a rush which not only offers a meal choice, even in Economy, but a free stopover too at Tel Aviv. It’s particularly attractive in Business Class with some very keen fares and Boeing Dreamliner flights with the latest in-flight entertainment. It is possible to connect from Luton, where the Aspire Lounge has Kosher snacks to compliment the El Al flights. From Heathrow Terminal 4 the King David Suite is better than its namesake at Ben Gurion.  Manchester starts in May with three services per week and will also offer the connection.

 Besides Hong Kong (with fares from £1,559 Business Class and £942 Economy) El Al also flies to Bangkok (£1,549/£940), Beijing (£1,429/£865), Bombay (£1,429/£840), and Johannesburg (£1,779/£740).