Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora @ RWS

Ocean Restaurant opened in 2013 in conjunction with Resort World Sentosa. It was such an irony that one would open a seafood restaurant in an aquarium. SEA Aquarium in RWS was the world’s largest open tank aquarium. And in the depths of the Open Sea tank was Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. The concept behind…

Shabugen @ Akasaka, Tokyo

Shabugen is a specialise Japanese Beef Shabu-shabu place. So don’t come and expect to get seafood. They had only recently offer Pork, but will frown when you order that.

Karyo Gion @ Kyoto

Kyoto is a magical place. Everything is prettier, meals more elaborate and tradition followed. Kaiseki was born in this lovely place. So it was only reasonable to go to a traditional Kaiseki Ryokan to try a nice Kaiseki dinner. Of course, being Kyoto it would be expensive.

Nadaman Shiodome 47 @ Tokyo

Singaporean who knew their Kaiseki would remember Nadaman in Shangri-La. I had this opportunity to try out their branch in Shiodome 47.

Harumi @ Tokyo

What poetic sadness! Everything – the view, the food, the company – was temporal. The beauty of Kaiseki (Japanese-style Chef Degustation) is that it mimics life – it’s seasonal and you never know what you are going to get. And you can never repeat it again, unless (of course) you come again the next evening.

L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon @ Bund 18

  This is not the first time in a Jöel Robuchon for me. I had dined at his L’Atelier in Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore and his flagship Jöel Robuchon in Singapore and Paris. In all these places, the food can only be described with one adjective – decadent.

Tempura Mikawa @ Roppongi Hills

Roppoingi Hills ia an upmarket residential and a favourite among expats in Tokyo because the shops are usually expats-friendly with English menus and sometime English-speaking staff. Mikawa is just next to Sukiyabashi Jiro. Mikawa had 1* from 2010~14 and lost it in 2015.

Ginza Kyubey @ Tokyo

Ginza Kyubey was founded in 1935 and is currently one of the best sushi restaurant in Japan. Helmed by Imaha Yosuke, 2nd generation owner and executive sushi chef, Kyubey serves only the finest seafood Japan can offer. No, you can’t order Salmon because any Japanese sushi masters worth their salt will not be seen serving…

Kitaohji Akasaka Sayro 北大路赤板茶寮

Kaiseki-ryori 懷石料理 is a multi-course Japanese dinner that is equivalent to Haute Cuisine in French cuisine. It features the ingredients of the season and showcase a whole array of style of the chef de cuisine. You never would have the same Kaiseki twice. If you are in Japan, you have to try this at least once,…

Restaurant André

Restaurant André is one of the hottest table in the gastronomy scene in Singapore. Since helming Jaan to much acclaimed, André Chiang has made a name for innovative, bold and simplicity to the core cuisine that came from his mixed background.

Shinji by Kanesaka (Raffles)

Shinji Kanesaka honed his skills in the battleground of battlegrounds for Sushi restaurant – Ginza. In Ginza, you have the legendary Jiro and others that blazed the trails of sushi extraordinaire. Shinji came from the pedigree and graduated with flying colours and was awarded a precious Michelin star in his flagship store of his namesake…