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 […]

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 ★★: Waku Ghin, Singapore


Waku Ghin has always been one of Singapore’s most legendary and talked-about restaurants. No doubt for its culinary excellence, but also for its hefty price tag. It earned one Michelin star in 2016 and currently holds the coveted two stars. And so for a treat on Sean’s birthday last year, I took him to try […]