Jaleo by Jose Andres @ Las Vegas

Jaleo is a Spanish tapas restaurant located on the 3rd floor of the East Side Tower in the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. High energy, beauty and culinary skill are only a few of the characteristics of this amazing eatery. Recently, for two meals in a eow, my palette was absolutely delighted with the flavors provided…

La Plateria @ Madrid

Located just a stone’s throw from two of the city’s major museums, the Thyssen and the Prado, La Platería is one of the most famous tapas restaurants in the district of Las Letras. It is a spacious restaurant, with a large central bar area where you can sample different tapas and larger portions such as…

Casa de Valencia @ Madrid

Casa de Valencia is an old hotel in the Pricesa district, about 500m walk from the Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid). Opened by the King himself in 1975, this place has seen better times. But the restaurant remains one of the best place to eat Valencia-style paella in the capital city.

Torai Ryotei 渡来料亭 @ Shenzhen

Japan’s most successful export would be Japanese cuisine. Everyone likes Japanese food – they are pleasing to look at and (most of time) tasty. As China became more affluent and more were exposed to proper Japanese cuisine, restaurants like Toro Ryotei started to pop up.

Nanchang Hotel 南昌饭店 @ Beijing

Every provincial government has an official Provincial Representative Office 辦事處 in Beijing. And most of these would also run a hotel or reception like restaurants. These would serve really authentic cuisine, as they would use chef and ingredients directly from their province. Nancheng Hotel from Jiangxi is one of them.

Yok Yor @ Sydney

Went back to Sydney after a long trip around China and Melbourne. Wanted something spicy. Yok Yor came to mind with their authentic Issan-influenced Thai food.

Yuxin 渝信川菜(长安店) @ Beijing

Remembering the last time I was in Chongqing, I went to their main store. Since then, I have not tried any of their branches in Beijing and Shanghai. Until now.

Salted and Hung @ Bugis

Salted & Hung is a Contemporary Australian restaurant with a menu that has a strong focus on in-house curing and grilling. Elements of smoking, curing and pickling are reflected through the menu using classic curing techniques with the aid of modern instruments to maintain the integrity of flavours.

South Gate Hotpot 南门涮肉 @ Beijing

No trip to Beijing cannot go without a meal of traditional old Beijing Hotpot 涮羊肉. I have been to all the old classics, found a local favourite (Old Door Post), and this time I tried the Internet favourite, most Instagrammable hotpot.