Old Door Post 老门框爆肚 @ Beijing

Another type of hotpot, Instant Boiled Mutton 涮(shuàn)羊肉, doesn’t sound like much. But the knowledge and technique behind it has been passed down for hundreds of years.

A Primer in Washoku 和食

Japanese cuisine has been accepted all around the world for its elegance and deliciousness, and what better place than Kyoto to enjoy Washoku in its entirety. Three things you need to eat at Kyoto – matcha sweets, soba and tofu. And at Yoshiya Arashiyama, you can get all three under one roof. And did I…

Kisoji @ Shinjuku

Kisoji is a budget chain to savour Wagyu and Shabu-shabu. They have many stores across Japan and have ventured outside. And the secret to their success was not the price, it was the service.

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.

Kani-ya Crab and Teppanyaki @ Hong Kong

Snow Crab was in season and we found a place in CWB that served an all-crab-feast. The crab was served in all style imaginable – raw, steamed, cold, grilled, in Shabu-shabu. All parts of the crab was served without waste.

Imahan Gyunabe @ Shinjuku

Imahan, established in 1895 as a Gyunabe (Sukiyaki) restaurant, specializes in Imahan Wagyu. Currently, Ningyocho Imahan serves Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu, and Japanese cuisine, maintaining 12 restaurants, 10 meat shops, and 3 delicatessens, as well as a delivery service in Tokyo and its surrounding. This one is pretty close to my Japan office and offers a good…