Ronin Hong Kong

It took me a while to get around to Ronin. It’s the new hot spot. The same team behind the hipster-mecca Yardbird, opened this culinary hidden gem in the streets of Sheung Wan. Perhaps I was blinded by the wonderfulness that of its’ bigger sister, Yardbird, which I have been to many times, but failed to blog … 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

Zuma: Miami

Every time I return to Hong Kong, I always make room on a Sunday to devour Zuma’s Sunday brunch. Here, the deal is unlimited champagne, sake or red/white wine, with an open buffet at the sushi bar and robata counter followed by 1 choice of main dish (meat or fish) and ends with (if you … Continue reading

Naoe

“It’s not fresh…it’s alive” is the motto of Naoe (Na-o-é). This small restaurant holding only 17 seats including 5 at the sushi bar is open from Wednesday to Sunday, and has 2 seatings: 6.30pm and 9.30pm. The restaurant lies in Sunny Isles, on a small strip mall which can be easily missed but Chef Kevin … Continue reading

Sola par Hiroki Yoshitake

In the shadows of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, lies Sola; that is Sola by Hiroki Yoshitake, a refined and creative Franco-Japanese restaurant lying in the short rue de l’Hotel Colbert. From outside, nothing special is felt about the restaurant. Once you enter, however, the polished and modern decor immediately takes your breath away and that’s when … Continue reading

Sushi One 一壽司

For my last night in Hong Kong, before I jet off to cold Paris, I didn’t want anything fancy, just good food; and I knew that knowing my lazy self, I wouldn’t eat fish for a while, mostly just meat in Paris especially after coming back late nights from school and the upcoming internship- so … Continue reading

From East to West: A visit to Stella Maris and Chez Dumonet

My mom surprised me with wonderful news when she had booked Stella Maris, 1 Michelin star restaurant, resting on rue Arsène Houssaye, a small side street, steps away from the Arc de Triomphe. Buried by other major restaurants, and covered with dark exterior decor, this restaurant might be even easy to miss. Chef Taturo Yoshino heads this … Continue reading