Hakodate Sushi Kin @ Shimbashi

Back to Ginza, Ground Zero for sushi restaurants. People come here after work for a bite and then proceed to drinks in one of many hostess bars and karaokes around here. Due to its close proximity to Tsukiji, many sushi restaurants were established here. So if you have been around since 1984, you can be…

Ika Center @ Tokyo

Only in Japan can you get specialisation in one ingredient like this one. Tucked away in Nihonbashi was a restaurant that specialised in squid. And you can guessed the name of  the restaurant – Ika Center.

Gordon Ramsay Steak @ Las Vegas

The City of Light meets the city of sin at Paris Las Vegas. It is as cheesy as it gets. As long as you have the cash, you can have anything you want. Everything here is faux. Faux Paris if you want. The centrally-located Parisian-themed hotel boasts a replica Eiffel Tower, a mock Arc de Triomphe…

Etna @ Duxton

Etna is taken after Italy’s most iconic volcano, the name ETNA also reflects the wordly renowned excellent produce and finest ingredients from the Sicily region. The name is also a clever play of representing the restaurant’s pride and focus on delivering truly Italian hospitality, recognizing that Every Table Needs Attention.

Teppanyaki Yasaiya @ Tokyo

This was a recommendation of a colleague. I wanted to go a good teppanyaki restaurant, no gimmicks, money not the issue. Instead of the usuals in Ginza, I was introduced to this one in Akasaka. It is different from most teppanyaki restaurant as it features vegetables as its main selling point.

Shinzo @ Carpenter Street

Shinzo Japanese Cuisine is one of the best Japanese Omakase restaurant in town. Chef Lawrence Chia is one of Sushi Royalty, Nogawa-san’s disciple. He used to work with his brother Ronnie at Tatsuya, but since striking out on his own at Shinzo, we now have another place to go for top notch Japanese.

Mei Family Banquet @ Beijing

What can you do for a group of folks that has everything? A really good meal that reminded them of home. When Mei Lan Fang threw a banquet for his fans which consisted of the who’s who in Beijing, he can only offered the best cuisine from his beloved home in Suzhou.

Nanbantei @ Far East Plaza

Nanbantei is the oldest Kushiyaki restaurant in Singapore. Opened in the 80s in Far East Plaza along Scotts Road, it has not changed its decor since the opening. In recent years, they opened a branch in Chinatown Point, but this place still brought back the nostalgia.

Takumi 炉匠炉端烧·酒 @ Shanghai

Robatayaki (炉端焼き, literally “fireside-cooking”) refers to a Japanese method of cooking similar to BBQ. Traditionally, different fresh seafood are grilled over a wide, flat open fireplace in the style of an irori, rather than a shichirin or other type of charcoal cooking implement using binchotan.

Morton’s @ Shanghai

With the largest expatriate community in China, Shanghai’s selection of places to enjoy a great steak is growing by the month. New restaurants are importing world-class beef cuts. Some of the best steaks you’ll find in Shanghai look and taste no different than one you’ll find in, say, Dallas, Texas. But the same piece of…

Victory Restaurant @ Shenzhen

Shenzhen is like the Silicon Valley these days. It is filled with high tech companies and start-up trying to bring the latest innovations to the world. In the process, hopefully, the founders become the next billionaire. Thankfully amidst these hustle and bustle, some things never change

Toriyoshi @ Akasaka

What could be more straightforward than yakitori? All that’s required is to chop up some chicken into bite-size chunks, skewer and hoist them over a grill, then season to taste and eat. Simple? Yes. Easy to do well? Obviously not, or there would be far more places of the caliber of Toriyoshi.