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 –…

Hermès Through The Walls

Singapore, October 2017 – When most people in Singapore hear of Hermès, they think about scraves and leather goods. However, the maison’s recent exhibition (Oct 7-29,2017) “Through The Walls” will surely change that impression. This exhibition was unique as it was the first show of its kind for Hermès. The top floors of Hermès Liat…

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…

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…