Omakase Adventure @ 一宗壽司 in Taipei

Taiwan probably has the best sushi outside of Japan that doesn’t demand an arm or a leg, or your newborn. 一宗壽司 (YiZong Sushi), hidden down a quiet alley in Taipei in a lovely old house, delivers an amazing omasake experience, featuring top grade ingredients from Japan and equally high quality local produce like the Squid, Wild Clams, and sweet “Black Throat” fish. The young but talented chef is one to watch. … More Omakase Adventure @ 一宗壽司 in Taipei

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

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

Akira Back, Fine Japanese-Korean Fusion In Jakarta

Jakarta’s dining scene is hotting up these days. My search for something high-end led me to  this much-touted restaurant at the penthouse of MD Place in Jakarta – serving modern Japanese cuisine influenced by the Korean heritage of the celebrity chef Akira Back, a former professional snowboarder. He was named “Best Chef In Las Vegas” by … More Akira Back, Fine Japanese-Korean Fusion In Jakarta

Emporium Shokuhin, All Things Japanese At Marina Square

Emporium Shokuhin opened a few months ago. It is apparently the first integrated Japanese Emporium in Singapore featuring a live seafood market, a beef dry-aging facility, a Japanese Gourmet Grocer and 8 unique dining options, all located at a corner of Marina Square. The concept of this place is almost identical to Taipei’s Aquatic Development by the Mitsui … More Emporium Shokuhin, All Things Japanese At Marina Square