Babe, Japanese Tapas Fun Dining Over KL

Babe is the brainchild of Japan-born Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey who tutored under Japanese ‘super chef’ Hide Yamamoto as Executive Chef of Tapas Molecular Bar at the 6-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel. The restaurant dishes out mesmerising views of of the KL city skyline, accompanied by playful and artsy modern Japanese-tapas, or “Japas” as Ramsey terms it. A gourmet discovery not to be missed; one that’s filled with culinary mind games. … More Babe, Japanese Tapas Fun Dining Over KL

OKU, Omakase Delight In Jakarta City

OKU in Japanese means the peeling back of the layers of an onion, and in poetry implies something abstract and profound, and is intended to represent the culinary journey that diners will experience at this restaurant, located in the heart of Jakarta and helmed by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa, who has cut his chops at several top-notch dining places – in Singapore at IZY and Waku Ghin in Marina Bay Sands, and Tetsuya’s in Sydney, creating a modern make-over on traditional Japanese dishes. … More OKU, Omakase Delight In Jakarta City

Pocoloco, Italian Gem In the Heartland

Discovered Pocoloco, an amicable Italian casual dining gem deep in the heartland of Ang Mo Kio. PocoLoco’s open kitchen churns out authentic and very affordable Italian fare. This tiny joint punches above its weight, even offering fancy dish like the Raw Canadian Oyster with Champagne Vinegar & Cream, and is now on our list of regular Italian haunts. … More Pocoloco, Italian Gem In the Heartland

Corner House, Gastronomy At UNESCO World Heritage Site

Corner House, occupying a 1910 stately Black & White bungalow nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage Botanic Gardens, is helmed by Chef Jason Tan, who cut his chops at Les Amis and Le Saint Julien Restaurant in Singapore, and the 3-Michelin-starred Robuchon a Galera. His Gastro-Botanica contemporary cuisine embodies botanicals ranging from tubers, roots and fungi, to vines, fruits and herbs. The degustation dinner is one of our best meal in recent memory. … More Corner House, Gastronomy At UNESCO World Heritage Site

A Lovely Shelter In The Woods

Shelter in the Woods is my go-to restaurant when the carnivore in me calls. Helmed by Japanese Chef Masashi Horiuchi, with decades-long experience in Michelin restaurants across Europe under his belt , it serves up an excellent repertoire of rotisserie and charcuterie offerings that feature very delicate balance of taste, robust yet not overwhelming. The meat are the stars: the grain-fed black Angus Roasted Ribeye Steak and the Rotisserie Rack of Lamb of Australian four-rib lamb rack are must-orders. … More A Lovely Shelter In The Woods

A Majestic World Gourmet Summit Dinner

The World Gourmet Summit celebrates its 20th anniversary, participated by the who’s who of the F&B industry in Singapore. Majestic Restaurant hosted a special “Palatable Pleasures” dinner. As expected of my fave restaurant, the food was creative and delicious, paired with the Grand Cru wines. We were enamoured with the Stewed Hand-pulled Noodles with Sea King Prawn with Onsen Tamago in Lava Salt and Thicken Broth; and the Baked Sea Perch in Glazed Honey Sauce. A fun evening of really good food and great company in a cosy and hospitable place. … More A Majestic World Gourmet Summit Dinner

Ginza Kuroson, Japanese Gem At Takashimaya Mall

Ginza Kuroson, located at the venerable Takashimaya Mall on Singapore’s bustling Orchard Road, serves up delicious Japanese fare that doesn’t break your bank. The restaurant is deceivingly large, flanked by a long counter displaying the freshest catch of the day air-flown from Japan. Besides the sushi counter, there’s also a robatayaki grill, a teppanyaki dining area, and several small intimate cubicles and private rooms. The thick, fresh and creamy Salmon sashimi is one of the best deal in town. … More Ginza Kuroson, Japanese Gem At Takashimaya Mall

Mecha Uma: Absurd, Unreasonably Delicious, A Good Mess Omakase

“Global cuisine with Japanese inflections whilst paying respect to the ingredients”, proclaims Chef Bruce Ricketts, the man and talent behind Mecha Uma, a collaboration with Philippines’s Moment Group. The name Mecha Uma is an abbreviation of a Japanese expression, mechakucha and umai meaning absurd, unreasonably delicious, and a good mess. Mecha Uma dishes out innovative Japanese-accentuated food, but the masterpiece is the seasonal 10-course 2-hour omakase menu that blends air-flown specialties from Japan with a liberal mix of Pinoy organic produce and flavours. … More Mecha Uma: Absurd, Unreasonably Delicious, A Good Mess Omakase