Miyasaka 御料理 宮坂

Kaiseki . Tokyo . 2 Michelin Date visited: May 2019 Just a few steps away from the luxurious and fashionable Omotesando boulevard, Miyasaka is hidden away in the peaceful suburb of  Minami-Aoyama. With just a small logo of the restaurant marking its location in the basement of a small office building, one would definitely was…

Narisawa (2019)

Innovative . Tokyo . 2 Michelin Narisawa has to be one of the most consistent restaurants at the top of its game, and one of my favourites in Tokyo. Food here not only looks beautiful, but tastes wonderful as well. Blending classical French with innovative culinary flair, and showcasing seasonal Japanese ingredients, the dishes served…

Inua

Nordic. Tokyo Date visited: May 2019 Inua has to be one of my most-anticipated restaurants to visit this year. Opened in June 2018 and headed by no less than Thomas Frebel, who has worked at Noma for over 10 years, with 3 years leading its research and development team. Inua combines Nordic influences with Japanese…

Kabi

Nordic . Tokyo Date visited: May 2019 A small gem of a restaurant located in the suburb of Meguro, Kabi is definitely worth the journey.  Combining Nordic cuisine, with fermentation techniques and seasonal Japanese ingredients, chef Shohei Yasuda has created dishes that are in a league of its own. The meaning of “kabi” in Japanese…

Amber

Contemporary French . Hong Kong . Michelin 2 Stars Amber’s Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus is no stranger in the fine-dining scene, having trained in the kitchens of Alain Passard, Guy Savoy and Pierre Gagnaire, his restaurant has consistently been highly ranked as one of the top restaurants in the world. Using international, seasonal ingredients, his classical…

Yan Toh Heen 欣圖軒

Cantonese . Hong Kong . Michelin 2 stars Date visited: April 2018 Situated inside the Intercontinental Hong Kong is Yan Toh Heen, a stalwart in Hong Kong’s restaurant scene of refined Cantonese cuisine. I visited during their lunch service with anticipation of sampling some quality dim sum. Seated beside the window I had a view…

凜割烹 [Rin Kappo]

Japanese . Taipei Date visited: March 2018 The quality of Japanese food is fantastic in Taiwan, owing to the 50 years of Japanese occupation during 1895-1945. In addition to food, Taiwan has also adopted many Japanese traditions in their culture. The restaurant is run by chef 阿傑 (Ā jié) and his wife, and sources their seafood from…

Taïrroir 態芮

Innovative . Taiwan . Michelin 1 Star Date Visited: March 2018 Taiwan is most well-known for it’s street food and satisfying home-style cooking, it is only in recent years that fine-dining has gained popularity and international attention, such as from the likes of Taiwanese chef Andre Chiang ( chef and owner of his eponymous Restaurant…

Euro Bar & Restaurant

New Zealand . European Date visited: 26.01.2018 There is a plethora of dining venues along the Viaduct Harbour, and one of those situated along the wharf to take in the beautiful marina is the long-standing Euro Bar and Restaurant. Seated outside beneath a sun-umbrella, this was perfect for those long sunny days where you can lounge…

Nouri

Singapore . Innovative Date visited: 28.12.2017 Nouri is one of those small, unassuming and unpretentious restaurants that will surprise and delight you through its exciting and innovative flavours from around the globe. Behind its narrow doors in a steep alley, you will be greeted with the warmest welcome from one passionate and talented chef/owner Ivan…