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 ★★: Shisen Hanten, Singapore


It’s Chinese New Year! The time of family gatherings, lots of feasting, drinking and all round celebrations of another auspicious year ahead. This year, for our reunion dinner with Sean’s parents, we went to the home of the “father of Szechuan cuisine”, Shisen Hanten. It’s the most celebrated Chinese restaurant on the Michelin Guide clinching […]

Michelin Guide ★: Alma, Singapore


Alma, which means ‘soul’ in Spanish is quite aptly-named. We enjoyed not just the dishes presented to us that night, but also the warm hospitality and attentive service. Many of the creations were very original, and a breath of fresh air. And for a special occasion, the widely-spaced tables and quiet ambience is just perfect […]

Michelin Guide ★: Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine


Another festive feast this Chinese New Year, we decided to try out another popular Chinese restaurant. This time, we went for Teochew-style cuisine which is well-known for its seafood and vegetarian dishes. As with any celebratory dinner during the new year, we had our prosperity toss, or in this case, a Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng. I’m […]