Hangzhou Restaurant 杭州酒家 @ Hangzhou

This century-old shop was formerly known as Gaochangxing Restaurant. In 1951, it was renamed Hangzhou Restaurant. It is the first state-run restaurant in Hangzhou. The national leaders Zhou Enlai and Marshal He Long have all visited.

Emporio Antico @ Hong Kong

These days, due to high rental costs, some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong are found on the higher floors of office buildings. Emporia Antico is located on 18th floor of an office building, and you get questioned by security what are you doing there if you are not appropriately dressed.

Pak Loh Times Square @ Hong Kong

Teochew cuisine is my hometown cuisine and my “chicken soup” cuisine. Whenever I am weary and tired, I would seek solace in Teochew food. And Hong Kong has some of the best Teochew restaurant in the world.

Meat & Wine Co @ Circular Quay

The Meat & Wine Co is intimate and sophisticated inside the heritage-listed hotel, where contemporary interior design paired with subtle African influences make the restaurant enticingly unique. Rustic wooden walls, luxurious leather seating, and stone features make this the ideal setting for business meetings and romantic dinners alike.

Mikuni @ City Hall

With new Executive Chef Keisuke Uno who has held various stints in Tokyo and other cities, the menu at Fairmont Singapore’s Mikuni has been revamped across its three distinct concepts –Sushi, Teppanyaki, and Robatayaki.

Violet Oon Kitchen @ National Gallery

While Malcolm Lee’s rendition of Peranakan food at Candlenut breaks away from tradition, Violet Oon serves the classics done right. The recipes have not been trifled with, so you get dishes like ayam buah keluak, beef rendang and babi pong tay excatly as they should be. That’s not to say she doesn’t play around every…

Chop Chop @ Shanghai (Closed)

Paul Pairet’s restaurant for UNÏCO Shanghai, The Chop Chop Club, is a carvery that twists the format of a restaurant to make it feasible that everyone, even us peasants not accustomed to ordering expensive large-format meats like turbot and côte de boeuf, can have a slice.

Ransen @ Tokyo

Ransen is located in the basement arcade of New Otani Hotel in Tokyo. You would almost missed it as it is tucked away in the corner with a nondescript entrance. I have walked past it many times without knowing what it serves. I would now put it as one of best Kaiseki I have had…

Hakkasan @ Shanghai

Hakkasan opened in London and very soon got their first Michelin star. Shanghai followed suit and they got their star as well.

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.