So, everyone jokingly calls this restaurant my husband’s “canteen”, as Robuchon once was where he’d dine up to four times a week there by himself. As you can see, my cooking at home can never measure up. We head to Ciak and Otto e Mezzo in Hong Kong whenever we’re in town and have our pre-travel dinner […]

We had a wonderful dinner here last summer when they still had ** Michelin stars, pity about losing one in this year’s guide. Everything from the service to the food was impeccable and worthy of their two stars when we dined there. The restaurant is intimate and cosy with a straightforward menu and every dish […]

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I didn’t realise that this was a Michelin starred restaurant when I requested the concierge to make the reservations. And it was really fair priced for this omakase menu full of surprises. I drank La Spinetta wine that evening. I was coming down with a full blown flu on my last night in Tokyo and […]

The husband planned a surprise week get away in Reims and visits to the champagne houses to celebrate our first anniversary. Les Crayères is an institution and definitely worthy of all the awards and accoloades for its hotel, and the food. I am bummed we didn’t stay here, granted old school grandeur isn’t my taste, but […]


This is a cute little secluded place is just by River Cher in the Loire Valley, along a little street, somewhere I’d imagine only the locals and Michelin forchette and stars hunting gourmands would find.  “Tourangelle” is the feminine noun for a person who comes from the region of Tours in France. This old Maison […]

I’ve been wandering around less these days and going to more ladies lunches and I have to say that Macau’s standards of dimsum and Cantonese cuisine surpasses Hong Kong. Of late, we’ve dined at quite a few fine Cantonese restaurants from Jade Dragon (surely it will get starred in the Michelin guide 2014?), Wynn’s 2* […]

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Chef Daniel Boulud shares his inspirations and formula for success. The two-star Michelin chef is best known for this eponymous restaurant, Daniel in New York. Raised on a farm outside Lyon, chef Daniel trained under the older generation of classical French chefs and had distinct memories of good food growing up. Maison Boulud Beijing is […]

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Star Struck in the China’s Culinary Landscape Interview with Claudio Sadler Claudio Sadler is a two starred Michelin chef from Milan who started his culinary training when he was 15 years old. He currently runs 3 restaurants and a catering service in Italy and recently closed his restaurant in Tokyo last year. He is best […]

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