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 ★★: 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 […]

Traditional Kyoto Sweets at Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten 鍵善良房 本店 (Gion)


I just got back from Kyoto, and really want to share one of the best-kept secrets among the locals in Gion — Kagizen Yoshifuza. It’s a renowned sweet shop established as long ago as the mid-Edo period, and and has been making traditional Kyoto sweets for hundreds of years! The shop is quaint but elegant, […]

Michelin Guide ★: Lasai Restaurante, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Lasai is a modern and elegant Basque-inspired restaurant headed up by Chef Rafa Costa e Silva. It features local ingredients, and one of the most exceptional interpretations of vegetable dishes I’ve ever tried. Don’t believe me? See for yourself! When we first arrived, we were ushered to the rooftop bar which was lit with fairy […]