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…

COBO HOUSE

Hong Kong, June 2017 – COBO HOUSE is the Hong Kong restaurant of Award winning Pastry Chef Janice Wong. Having been named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef by the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for two consecutive years, is no small feat. It brought the world’s attention to the petit and very young Chef Janice…

Afternoon Tea at Janice Wong

Singapore, August 2017 – Dining at the museum has never been more interesting. I was excited to try the afternoon tea set at the restaurant of world-famous , home-grown Singaporean Pastry Chef Janice Wong. Located inside the National Museum of Singapore which showcases the city state’s history, JANICE WONG is a fitting compliment to the…

SEVVA

Hong Kong, August 2017 – Butterflies, flowers, dreamy cakes, comfy sofas with an impeccable view of Hong Kong harbour…this is afternoon tea at SEVVA. Located at the top of Chater Building, Sevva is one of the most fashionable venues in this cosmopolitan city. The décor of the Lounge is colorful, yet relaxed and the dining…

An Nam

Hong Kong, July 2017 – An Nam brings refined Northern and Southern Vietnamese cuisine to Hong Kong. The décor is elegant, and full of Indochine nostalgia. Although most people associate Pho (Vietnamese soup noodles) to Vietnamese cuisine, Pho really is considered everyday street food. An Nam offers an wide selection of meats and seafood aside…

Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan

Singapore, April 2017 – On the culinary scene, Tim Ho Wan serving traditional dim sum at exceptional quality, is known as “the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in the world.” Chef Mak Kwai Pui (formerly of the 3 Michelin starred Lung King Heen in Hong Kong) and Chef Leung Fai Keung created Tim Ho Wan in…

Dim Sum Library

Hong Kong, June 2017 – I have passed by Dim Sum Library a number of times, but always thought that it was a bar. At first glance, it didn’t resemble the typical Chinese restaurant. Tastefully decorated with dark wood furniture and gold Art Deco-like wall panels, it exuded Western influences. Mr. King and I were…

Creative Dim Sum at Social Place

Hong Kong, August 2017 – Social Place at the L Place is a breathe of fresh air in the Chinese culinary world. It serves high quality Cantonese dim sum with a modern twist. The restaurant is designed around a communal dining concept with open kitchens, and this creates a bustling ambience. Truffle Shitake Buns (HK$49)…

Isola Hong Kong

Hong Kong, July & August 2017 – Isola, a modern Italian restaurant has a vibrant and casual chic ambience that draws an international clientele. I was excited to visit it after a recent relocation. In their new space, Isola still had a spectacular view of the Hong Kong harbor, and retained the same décor elements…