Bo Innovation Hong Kong

According to the new edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau, it seems that the culinary scene has shifted. Out with the French, and in with the modern Chinese. Two major examples of restaurants affected were Bo Innovation by “Devil chef” Alvin Leung, said to be ‘experimental Chinese’, and winning its third star; while … Continue reading

Japan, Part 3: Tokyo

My self-guided food trip around Japan led me to my final destination, and capital of Japan; Tokyo. Tokyo is an eclectic city, filled with a mix of old and new, high tech gadgets and cartoon mascots. It was even more crowded than Osaka and Kyoto (probably combined) and it’s wackyness never leaves you bored. A … Continue reading

Japan, Part 2: Kyoto

Kyoto is just a short train ride away from Osaka, approximately 24 minutes on the JR (governmental) train line. It does not seem like you’re in another big city as you just pass by neighborhoods of houses. What you do notice, however, is less skyscrapers and more traditional monuments and buildings.  Walking through Kyoto, or … Continue reading

Japan, Part 1: Osaka

I am still surprised I haven’t slipped into a food coma. I’m alive and well and I am able to tell the tale of my gastro tour to Japan. My trip there wasn’t so much planned as it was spontaneous especially in terms of eating. People go to Japan for several reasons, to hike mountains … Continue reading

8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana

I have always had my doubts on Michelin star restaurants in Asia. I feel that most of the time, they are not graded fairly or are given too much regard for what they actually do. My last post on Michelin star restaurants in Asia was in Hong Kong in a restaurant called Sun Tung Lok. … Continue reading

Mugaritz

It was as if I started Mugaritz just yesterday, but shockingly enough a year has gone by. This past Sunday, I finished my experience at Mugaritz (2* Michelin, San Pellegrino’s 3rd Best in the World 2012) ,headed by Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz and chef de cuisine, Julieta Caruso. It has been an eventful year for … Continue reading

DiverXO

DiverXo is quite unique to Spain’s upscale gastronomy. The reason for this is of the Spanish-Asian (but more Chinese) fusion cuisine that it boasts. Spanish and Chinese cuisine? Something rather similar to what I want to do, but someone else beat me to it. The small kitchen is led by David Muñoz, whose background ranges from stints … Continue reading

El Celler de Can Roca

My dream (or at least one of them) came true…One of the moments I have been longing for had eventually arrived. I finally ate at El Celler de Can Roca (3 Michelin star restaurant and 2nd Best Restaurant in the World according to the 2011 San Pellegrino List). I’m still wrapping my head around this meal. … Continue reading

Onto the Next One…

I am so excited to share big news with you all but I don’t want to keep rambling so I will TRY to keep this short and sweet. As you all know, I have been living in Paris in August of last year. I went to Ferrandi culinary school for 5 intensive months where I … Continue reading

Sensing de Guy Martin

Important Note: Please be forewarned that this dinner was specially tailored for me , so it is possible that my experience is different and more positive than a regular visit.   When Guy Martin, chef of 2-star Michelin Grand Véfour, opened his first restaurant in 2006 called Sensing (now 1-star Michelin); he envisioned his restaurant to be different; it would be modern, sleek, … Continue reading