Mitsui Cuisine M

Taipei, December 2017 – Mr. King and I have long been supporters of Mitsui Japanese Cuisine which serves up fresh sushi, sashimi and most famous for their crabs and hot pots (shabu shabu) in a traditional Japanese restaurant setting. When we arrived at Mitsui Cuisine M, the latest addition to the Mitsui family, we were…

Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

Singapore, May & August 2017 – My latest favourite restaurant in Singapore is Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar – a creation by world acclaimed Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. This post is long overdue since I have already been there several times over the past year. I absolutely fell in love with the décor – colonial botanical…

Four Seasons Roast Duck

London, December 2016 – According to The Financial Times (in 2010), the best roast duck in the world is found at Four Seasons Restaurant in London. Four Seasons uses a secret formula for seasoning of their Chinese style barbeque roast duck. Actually, we have visited the Four Seasons Restaurant in Chinatown a few times on…

Remembering Alain Senderens

Paris, 1997 – Reading about the passing of acclaimed French chef, Alain Senderens (1939 – June 2017),  brought back memories of my first three Michelin stars  dining experiences. “The New York Times called him a founding father of Nouvelle Cuisine. Le Figaro credited him as the inventor of food and wine pairings.” “Senderens worked at…

Jiangle Kappo Sushi

Taipei, December 2017 – Jiangle Kappo Sushi 匠樂日本料理 is one of the best sushi restaurant that I have ever been to. Mr. King’s foodie friend told us that we must go to Jiangle if we go to Taipei. After I found out about their “no photo” policy, I informed Mr. King that we were going…

Yong He Soya Milk King

Taipei, December 2017 – A visit to Taipei would be incomplete if one didn’t have a traditional Taiwanese breakfast of soya milk, sticky rice rolls, frying pan (Youtiao) and roasted cake (Shao Bing) at Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang 永和豆漿大王. Everything is made fresh at this humble eatery that is open 24 hours a…

Da-Wan Yakiniku

Taipei, December 2017 – Da-Wan Yakiniku 大腕燒肉專門店 is a beef-lover’s paradise. This restaurant is famous for its array of Japanese beef…they come in all the imaginable cuts. The counter seats about 30 people, and all the food is prepared live in front of the patrons. It is always a treat to watch chefs cook –…

RAW – Homage to Taiwan

Taipei, December 2017 – Our much anticipated dinner at RAW certainly lived up to its reputation (#24 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, #1 in Taiwan) ! Chef André Chiang is the only Chinese chef on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list (#14 World’s 50 Best Restaurants, #2 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants). Chef André’s culinary style…

L’Effervescence

Tokyo, September 2017 – This year, I chose to celebrate my birthday at L’Effervescence (#12 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2 Michelin stars) with Chef du Cuisine, Shinobu Namae at the helm. This discrete establishment is located off the side streets near Roppongi. The menu’s theme was “Terroir – Where the ocean meets the land” –…

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Hong Kong

Hong Kong, May & July 2017 – The fact that I dined at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon twice in less than 2 months is a testimonial on its own. Modern French cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere is the key reason that I go there a couple times each year. Although I have been to…

Yayoi Kusama: Life is at the Heart of a Rainbow

Singapore, August 2017 – Discover 70 years of artistic obsession at National Gallery Singapore. Yayoi Kusama’s Life is at the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition was as fun for my 5-year old son as it was for me. The museum even created a menu with a Yayoi Kusama theme…here is the dessert (Coconut mousse, mango…

Innovative & Sublime – ANDRE

Singapore, October 2017 – There are very few restaurants that Mr. King & I both adore and keep returning to.  We found the most exquisite experiences at El Celler de Can Roca, Tickets, Narisawa and of course, Restaurant ANDRE (#14 World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, #2 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Micheln 2-stars). We decided…