Cooking in a hotel room is our thing. We didn’t have to really do it in Hong Kong (but it was hard NOT to with all the fresh food), but everywhere else? Yes.
If not, we’d be out a lot more money by having to go to a decent restaurant to eat our level of food standards.
If you want to learn more about cooking in a hotel, you can read a short note I have in my Asia 2011 Budget Roundup about how much it cost to cook in a hotel.
We also purchased things to eat here and there, like the following below: