Ando @ Tokyo

Rice is a staple of many Asians, and when you travel for a while, you start to think about the fluffy white starch that you make at home in your trusted rice cooker.  Ando  in Akasaka, Tokyo would reduce your rice cooker to shame.

Flavour Mansion 味庄 @ Hangzhou

West Lake in Hangzhou may be beautiful, but most of the time, it was packed with people. And the restaurants around the lake were no different. Most of there were tourist traps, but several old establishments like Flavour Mansion still exist to serve the palates of discerning travellers like us.

Les Amis @ Orchard

Les Amis has been tour de force among the French gastronomy establishment in Singapore. For me, I knew it not only for its classical French cooking, but its impeccable service. And what better place to spend an important evening with the family. (Updated after they have got their Michelin stars.)

Wang Bao He 王寶和 @ Shanghai

As they said in Shanghai, “內行人吃螃蟹,外行人看熱鬧”. Hairy crabs are an acquired taste. You work so hard at getting a little crab meat. But when at the rest season, the roe and eggs you get from these crab are out of this world.

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.

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…

Terrior Parisien @ Shanghai

For Alléno, 2017 is a good year (and busy), possibly only second to 2007, when he’s awarded 3 star for the first time. Le 1947 became the only 3 star entry in France this year, and his 3 star Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen made into the World’s Best 50 List for the first time ever, ranked…

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.

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.