Kitcho Arashiyama is one of the best well-known places for a full kaiseki experience. Located in the scenery Arashiyama in west Kyoto, Kitcho was opened in 1948 by founder Teiichi Yuki and currently helmed by the third generation Chef-owner Kunio Tokuoka.
Organised by Resort World Sentosa and CURATE, Art at Curate is a dining series that sets the stage for visiting celebrity chefs to showcase their culinary prowess. Supporting by Michelin Guide Singapore and Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Art at Curate is the first and the only dining revenue that dedicated to showcases the worldwide Michelin Star experiences in Asia.
Kagero means ‘heat shimme’ in Japanese, which refers to the inferior mirage experienced when viewing objects through a layer of heated air.Likewise, Kagero is a midsummer night’s dream at the French restaurant L’equateur in Tokyo.
Almost everyone who had been to Ogata are uncontrollably attracted by historical appearance of Machiya, so do I. By opening its wooden sliding door, a simple and modern Japanese interior greeted us, as well as a warm welcome by Chef Ogata’s wife. In the following two hours, Ogata brought the best meal i have had in Kyoto so far.
The two-Michelin-starred Shunseki Suzue, also known as Suzue, is a renowned Kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto. Chef-owner Suzue Yoshihito (鈴江四史人) was raised in a family proficient in cooking, he was imperceptibly influenced by exquisite food at a young age which consequently made his passionate about cooking.
Unagi, or fresh water eel, is one of my favourite summer delicacies in Japan. Eating unagi during the hot summer season has been a tradition since the Edo period in early 19th century. Because of the high protein and vitamin content of unagi, the Japanese believe that consuming unagi during summer can help restore energy and stamina to survive the heat.
Among the twenty Michelin-starred sushiyas in Tokyo, nearly 90% are traditional Edomae sushiyas attracting millions of sushi lovers from all around the worlds. Had been granted two stars by the red book and had become the talk of the town, Sushi Kimura contributes to the minority of 10% by serving unique aged fish at the best.
CHIC peut-être is one-Michelin-starred French restaurant in Hatchobori – a residential neighbourhood of Nihonbashi. You may not even notice this little cosy restaurant when unintentionally pass by.
Although sushi is possibly the most famous exported Japanese food, food in Japan is not just about sushi. Tempura as one of the most popular food in Japan, is a Japanese work of art you have to try when you travelling to Japan.
The final stop on this short Hong Kong trip was dim sum lunch at Man Wah (文華廳) in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel located in Central Hong Kong. This was my first time trying their lunch and I was quite excited to revisit Man Wah.
From Paris to Hong Kong, Akrame is a low-lit one-Michelin-starred restaurant on the trendy Ship Street in heart of Wanchai, Hong Kong. Opened in 2013, Akrame is the first oversea restaurant of Akrame Benallal of restaurant Akrame in Paris. Shortly within half year since it was opened, Akrame got it first Michelin star. With a setting of art gallery of back-and-white tone, i felt like stepping into a tranquil which was totally different from the busy street i just passed by.
As the first 3-Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in the world, Lung King Heen used to be my favourite place for authentic Cantonese food. It had been a very long while since my last meal there two years ago, it was not really pleasant apart from the signature dim sum. While some how i missed their weekend brunch for some weekend specialities especially dim sum, it is hard to get a reservation and normally a 2-3 months wait is required. Luckily my friend got a reservation for us.
A throw back to my flight from Singapore Changi Airport layover in Hong Kong fro 2 days, the final destination was Hangzhou, China. Normally i fly with Singapore Airlines to Shanghai when i go back to China, but this time i decided to layover in Hong Kong because ‘layover’ is the best excuse to visit more restaurants in this case :p
As i expected, Shinji by Kanesaka as my favourite sushiya in Singapore won its first Michelin star in the first Michelin Guide Singapore. Is original branch Sushi Kanesaka in Ginza, Tokyo has been honored one star for continuously years. Currently having three oversea branches in Singapore ad Macau, the one in Raffles Hotel is Kanesaka’s first step outside Japan.
Highly recommended by a lot of local foddie friends, Candlenut had been on my list for a long while and I’m finally here. As a pure Chinese who was raised up in China, I honestly don’t have much local food experiences. My last Peranakan meal was five years ago when i travel to KL for fun, it was a quite enjoyable meal.
Terra is a very first Tokyo-Italian fine dining concept in Singapore. Opened by the Chef-Owner Seita Nakahara in Oct.2015, Terra has already eyed by Singapore’s first Michelin Guide within a year since its opening.
After a long waiting, Singapore’s first Michelin Guide is finally released!
When i am in a mood for pizza, I go Pizzeria Mozza; when i am in a mood for pasta, its sister restaurant Osteria Mozza is always a first choice. Both were originated from Los Angeles, California, the Mozza restaurants in Singapore offers quality Italian food that favoured by both locals and foreign visitors. Located in the landmark Marina Bay Sands, Osteria Mozza is possibly the most famous and popular Italian fine dining restaurant in Singapore.