Michelin Guide ★: Sushi Kimura


When it comes to excellent sushi and sushi chefs, the devil is in the details. And at Sushi Kimura, you can expect nothing less. From a hinoki counter top made with wood from a 150-year-old tree, sushi rice cooked in Hokkaido spring water, to abalone boiled in sake for 8 hours, Kimura-san clearly believes that […]

Michelin Guide ★★: Ichijunisai Ueno Mino 一汁二菜うえの 箕面店


One of the most memorable meals I’ve ever had has got to be one of Mino’s best kept secrets. Less than an hour by train away from bustling Osaka, Ichijunisai Ueno has two branches. The more acclaimed of which currently holds two Michelin stars and is nestled amid the stunning Mino Park. Just look at […]

Japanese Cooking: Healthy Green Bean 白和え Shiraae


The first time I tried a green bean shiraae, was at Nakajima Suisan where we had some of the best grilled fish in Singapore. Shira-ae or shiraae, a classic tofu paste that was born from the Zen Buddhist vegetarian cuisine called shojin ryouri. Over the years, I’ve felt a certain affinity with Buddhist teachings and traditions, so the […]