Aura @ National Gallery

Food at Aura Restaurant is contemporary, modern Italian cuisine, with their speciality being the handmade pasta. Opened with the rest of the National Gallery Singapore in November 2015, Aura is fantastic place for a date given the location on the rooftop of the gallery.

Minokichi @ Osaka

The Minokichi was founded in 1716 during the Kyoho period during the reign of the eighth Shogun Yoishimune as one of the eight licensed restaurants to serve freshwater fishes authorised by Shogunate’s Kyoto Administration. Today, it is a restaurant chain with branches all around Japan serving approachable keiseki meals.

Albergue 1601 婆仔屋 @ Macau

Macau is a former colony of Portugal. One of the key things to do when one visits Macau is to try Portuguese cuisine. They served the best outside of Lisbon, but you can also get Chinese influence in some of the dishes here. Albergue 1601 may not be the best example in Macau, but it…

Dan Cha Fan 淡茶饭 @ Wuzhen

Wuzhen is the venue for the World Internet Congress Conference. And when President Xi Jinping opened the inaugural conference, he hosted the dignitaries at this Jiangsu restaurant in 2015.

Pollen @ Marina Bay

Usually at fine dining restaurants, the lunch menu was a good and economical way of trying out their menu. At Pollen, I would still recommend their dinner service. Lunch was a little underwhelming.

db Bistro Moderne @ MBS

db bistro moderne—home of the famed “db Burger” that launched the gourmet burger craze—is at the midtown crossroads of fashion and theater. Reminiscent of a contemporary bistro in France, this award-winning restaurant reflects Chef Daniel Boulud’s intrinsic love for soulful seafood dishes steeped in French tradition.

Lago @ Las Vegas

Bellagio fountain was one of the icons of Las Vegas. Dining next to the fountain was always a highlight of the visit to Las Vegas. And fortunately, the restaurants around the fountain were all very good.

Alma by DN @ Shanghai

Alma by DN opened at the newly refurbished mall on the top floor with a beautiful view of the ferris wheel. It was one of the rare Spanish restaurants in Shanghai and I loved Spanish tapas. Decided to try.

La Rambla @ Hong Kong

La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona. A tree-lined pedestrian street, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. It has since become synonymous with Spanish cuisine and tapas due to the many restaurants along the two sides of the…

Aqua @ Hong Kong

It started eighteen years ago when the first aqua opened. It proved so popular that today Aqua Restaurant Group has grown to over 25 venues spanning Hong Kong, London and Beijing. And we visited where it all began.